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Friday, November 27, 2015

Warped Wing Irreverent Red IPA

No official scores on RateBeer as of this post. Beer Advocate lists it as a retired beer, which it clearly isn't. Irreverent does have a rating of 3.78 out of 5 on Untappd.

IBU: 84
ABV: 6.5%

Inspired by the legend of the invincible Goddess who was created to fight off fierce and evil demons. She was said to have 3 red eyes, 10 arms bearing special weapons and sat atop a powerful lion.

This Red IPA with brown highlights and citrus/fruity aroma packs a hoppy punch with a sweet caramel middle and very bitter finish.

Picked up a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans at Savor Pint on Thanksgiving. Yes, Thanksgiving. What better day to pickup some beer than Thanksgiving? $9.99 for the 4 pack.

Warped Wing is based out of Dayton, Ohio. The name is a reference to the Wing Warping used on the early Wright Bothers planes.

PBR drinkers probably didn't know that. They spend their time listening to (C)Rap music.

Especially this guy. Real music listeners dare not speak his name.

But we agree his music is one thing.

His music is truly the music of the Devil.

When music comes up in a conversation with a PBR drinker. Then they mention the above "artist"

Every beer and music lovers reaction to PBR swillers.

Do have to point this out to PBR drinkers.Emphasis on the don't be a little bitch.

Have been listening to the Wifee and the Huzz Band album Songs of eternal love & immediate satisfaction.

She Won't Go

How about some pics from Green Lawn Cemetery from right here in Columbus, Ohio.

A childs marker with a Pokemon card.

An older marker with a flower pot.

Nathan and Lincoln Goodale.

Samuel Galloway. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1857. Was also Ohio's Secretary of State in 1844.

Open book marker.

William McMillen. Colonel of the 95th OVI. Did get promoted to Brevet Major General.

The few Warped Wing beers that I have have, come in 16 ounce cans. At least they don't use those stupid skinny cans that Sixpoint is so fond of. At least the height of these cans hold 4 more ounces.

Red IPA is a style that I don't see a ton of. As a result, I don't drink a ton of them either.

Irreverent does have one my favorite can designs that I've seen. For me, the design is an eye catcher. Better than anything PBR could come up with. There is something about this can that I love. One thing I don't understand is, why 16 ounce cans in a 4 pack? Why not just use 6 12 ounce cans? I'm just nitpicking over 8 lost ounces.

Poured into an English style pub glass. About 3/4" of head. Lacing could be better. Pours a darker red. Hops and malt were strong in the aroma. Malt tends to be one reason red IPA beers can be hit or miss for me. Taste starts off with some grapefruit like citrus. Basically what any good IPA should start off with. Malt seems to lean a bit towards the caramel side for me. Since I am not a huge fan of a large malt presence in an IPA, the caramel malt does drop the beer down a notch for me. Bitterness does come in at the end. Just enough to know it's there. Do think the citrus and malt cuts the 84 IBU. So far, Irreverent is the best beer from Warped Wing is my favorite one from them. Rated it 4.5 out of 5 on Untappd.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Sixpoint Sensi Harvest Ale (2015)

86 BA score on Beer Advocate. 88 overall and 84 style scores on RateBeer.

SENSI 2015
The Mad Scientists make a pilgrimage to the hop motherland during harvest time to find the ripest, juiciest cones to put into SENSI. This year, Amarillo and Cascade were calling our name. Crack open SENSI 2015 and be transported to the hop fields... it's Mad Science.




Recently picked up a 6 pack for $11.99 from Savor Pint.

Haven't posted my stats on Untappd lately. only 74 beers away from the extraordinary badge on Untappd.  PBR drinkers aren't anywhere near the extraordinary badge. PBR drinkers still haven't received the legendary badge.

There is a side effect of drinking PBR that PBR fans don't talk about.

Even one PBR will cause explosive poo.

PBR also makes the drinkers attracted to very odd things.

And also keep things in the family.

Sixpoint is one of my favorite breweries. Resin is quite possibly the best beer ever produced. For some reason, PBR drinkers hate Resin but like Hi-Res. It's kind of liking the Cleveland Indians but hating baseball. Actually, wait a minute. Isn't liking the Cleveland Indians the same thing as hating baseball? The Indians aren't exactly known for playing quality baseball.

How about some pictures from Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio?

Leonard Johnson. Former owner of Johnson's Island.

One of my favorite older markers in the cemetery.

Oakland Cemetery has the only quartz marker that I have come across.

The Moore book marker is the biggest book marker that I've seen.

Oakland Cemetery also has an anvil shaped marker.

Some of the Pomeroy family.

Geiersdorf marker.

Had Sensi (2014) in October of 2014. First time trying this years version of the beer.

Still don't know why Sixpoint loves using this style of can. Regular sized 12 ounce cans aren't good for them? Long skinny can vs. a shorter but yet chubbier can. It's not the the size but the motion of the ocean.

It seems like Sixpoint is trying to overcompensate for something. Wonder of they drive Porsche or BMW cars. Well, maybe not a BMW. BMW owners are automatically douchebags. Any company that produces Resin can't be a douche.

At least Sixpoint didn't make the cans taller than a 12 ounce beer bottle.

With an IBU of 64, Sensi is up in the bitterness range that makes beer interesting. Sensi also has an ABV of 6.3%. At least it's not the 4.2% ABV and around 6 IBU of Bud Light. PBR has 4.74% ABV and probably the same IBU as Bud Light. Both are both underwhelming compared to Sensi.

Poured into a Great Divide glass that I haven't used for awhile. About a half inch of head. Color is copper like. Pretty decent lacing. Aroma has elements of pine, grapefruit, and orange. Some biscuit like malt seems to be there. Citrus seems to be the dominant aroma.

Taste is certainly on the citrus side. Citrusy enough to help cut the 64 IBU. Orange and grapefruit tend to be the two dominant citrus flavors I get. Throw in a little bit of pine. Faint biscuit like malt. Malt doesn't seem to bother me in this one. Do think the citrus overpowers the malt. Overall not a bad beer. But I don't really think Sixpoint can produce a bad beer. Well, I don't consider their Winter Warmer beer to be an actual beer. Don't consider any winter warmer to be beer. Rated Sensi 4.25 out of 5 on Untappd.