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Friday, October 30, 2015

Rhinegeist Pure Fury

85 BA score on Beer Advocate. 94 overall and 97 style scores on RateBeer.

Pure Fury
Intensely hopped yet restrained, bright and tropical fruit forward American Pale Ale with Amarillo, Mosaic and Cascade hops. An essay in finesse.

MALTS - Pale Ale, Crystal 15, Crystal 45, Wheat, Vienna
HOPS - Bravo, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy

Earned the Witch's Brew 2015 badge on Untappd.

Recently picked up a 6 pack from Savor Pint. $9.99 for the sixer.

First thing I thought of with name of the beer was the Furies. One of the gangs from the Warriors.

Essentially a cult film now. It was released in 1979. Yes PBR drinkers, movies were made and released before 1986. Films have been made since the late 19th century. PBR drinkers probably need to go lie down now because their head hurts from learning something.

As with other posts, why not point out another cemetery? This time, it is Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky.

Probably the most well know person buried there is Jim Varney.

Well known for portraying Ernest P. Worrell.

Who could forget the cinema classic that is Ernest Scared Stupid? Actually saw that one in the theater when it was first released. Also saw Ernest Goes To Camp in the theater as well. My dad just loved the Ernest camp movie. I would have been 11 when the camp movie came out. I hated it. Probably still would hate it if I saw it again.

Another well known person in the cemetery is John Hunt Morgan. Famous for his raid that he lead through Ohio and Indiana. At one point, Morgan was held at the old Ohio Pen that was located here in Columbus. Also known for escaping the Ohio Pen as well. During one of my cemetery expeditions, I was in the town of Old Washington, Ohio. At the time of the Civil War, the town was known as Washington. When it was founded it was known as New Washington. Old Washington is known for being one of the towns that Morgan and his raiders went through. A small skirmish happened in the town between the raiders and some Union troops. Some of the raiders are buried in a mass grave in the little cemetery.

Henry Clay has a rather imposing mausoleum. Clay served in the US Senate, House of Representatives, speaker of the House of Representatives and was Secretary of State.

In the David Adams lot, there are a couple markers that among my favorites.

First, is one a small child.

Secondly, are these two.

There is another child marker in a different  part of the cemetery that resembles one located in the Adams lot.

Some older markers that I like the carvings.

Dabney Smith.

Henry Lane Stone. One of John Hunt Morgan's men.

One thing I have been noticing lately is that a lot of beers from Rhinegeist have very similar packaging. Same layout. Similar colors. Blue seems to be a favorite of theirs.

Have liked or loved most of the beers I've tried from Rhinegeist. Not a big fan of Cougar though. Am not a big fan of blonde ales. Blondes yes, blonde ales no.

Poured into a Savor Growl glass. About an inch of head. Decent ring of lacing near the top of the glass. Some lacing covering the rest of the glass while drinking. Aroma has a tiny bit of grapefruit. Seems to lean more towards tangerine and orange. Bit of malt is present.

Having an IBU of 42, it is where is starts to get interesting, bitterness wise. Never did understand people that don't like beer with a touch of bitterness. Why drink beer that tastes like water? People need beer that actually has a taste. I'm looking at you PBR and Bud Light drinkers. Some medium tangerine and orange notes to start off with. Tiny bit of malt is there. Not enough to annoy me. Bitterness comes in at the end. Citrus is overpowered by the bitterness at the end. It seems the bitterness lingers for a while. Pure Fury is a very drinkable pale ale. Zen is still my favorite beer from Rhinegeist, but this one is up there. Rated Pure Fury 4 out of 5 on Untappd.