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Friday, July 15, 2016

Rhinegeist Truth IPA

90 BA and Bros scores on Beer Advocate. 95 overall and 93 style scores on RateBeer. 3.92 out of 5 on Untappd.

Rare are moments of truth, when you’ve struck the last match, belting out tunes with your friends, staring deep into the campfire – times when you feel infinite. Our Truth is found in the scintillating brilliance of hops. Brewed with a nod to the Pacific, hops sizzle with tropical fruit aroma, grapefruit and mango notes and a dry finish.



2 Row pale, Cara Red, Vienna

Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, Centennial

Recently picked up a 6 pack at Savor Pint. Never spend anytime at Savor Pint drinking pints anymore. Just go in to get 6 packs and single cans/bottles.

Was browsing Savor Pint for something new. Couldn't remember the last time I checked into Truth on Untappd. Saw that it was in May of 2015. Always check into a beer on Untappd whenever I have it. Knew it was time to get it again.

Rhinegeist Truth is what PBR aspires to be.

Here is a picture of PBR being made.

Do suspect that PBR is the #1 cause of worms.

The average PBR drinker trying to party. So much swag.

He found out that people actually drink PBR.

What PBR swillers hear everytime they go to the doctor.

PBR drinkers only care about the PBR in the picture. Everything else, they consider gross and a good way to get cooties.

PBR drinkers end up in jaill quite a bit. This happens when a friend of theirs comes to bail them out and remember they drink PBR.

By the way, Peter Dinklage is more metal than a favorite of PBR swillers.

Panters isn't a quarter of how metal Peter Dinklage is.

After my brief adventure with another beer from Rhinegeist, I had to get into this one. Recently tried a can of Peach Dodo from Rhinegeist. Kinda knew I wouldn't like Peach Dodo. First, it was fruit flavored. Secondly, it was a gose beer. Basically a beer with salt and is sour. Not a good combo. Don't know why people like those types of beer. I don't even consider that beer.

Everyone knows that beer with bitterness is the only real type of beer. Bitterness means taste. Taste is something PBR does not have. With an IBU of 75, Truth certainly proves it's an actual beer. Much more than the IBU of 12 that Peach Dodo had. That one still gives me nightmares. Since the last time I had Truth in May of 2015, I wanted to know if it still would hold up to the rating of 4,5 I gave it on Untappd.

Truth always makes me think of the John Lennon Song Gimme Some Truth.

Poured into an IPA glass that I bought at World Market. Decent head along with lacing. Aroma has some grapefruit and tropical citrus. Slight hint of malt. 

Taste does have plenty of citrus to it. Tropical citrus along with a touch of grapefruit. Malt is just detectable enough. To me. it finishes a bit on the dry side. Nothing wrong with that. Pine is there. Wish the pine was a little bit more upfront. Still a very drinkable beer. Rating of 4.5 still stand.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Rhinegeist Streaker

94 overall and 91 style scores on RateBeer. 3.88 out of 5 on Untappd. No official ratings as of this post on Beer Advocate.

A crowdsourced Rye IPA dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops that race across your palate in a lively, yet intimate and wildly exposed jaunt — flaunting tropical fruit, dank, pineapple, and mango aromatic acrobatics.



Pale Ale, Rye, CaraRedHOPSCitra, Mosaic

Recently was browsing Savor Pint and came across Streaker from Rhinegeist. $9.99 for the 6 pack. Since it's a rye IPA, I had to get it.

Do like most of the offerings from Rhinegeist. Cougar, a blonde ale, is my least favorite from Rhinegeist. Not saying Cougar is bad, just not the type of beer I normally go for. Rye beers I don't buy a lot of. Don't see them as much.

Streaking is something not unfamiliar to PBR drinkers.

The PBR drinker streaking.

PBR drinker getting into their favorite position.

Have been picking up quite a few books lately. Most have been from Half Price Books. Some from Barnes and Noble online.

One book from Half Price Books is Manhunt./ About the hunt for John Wilkes Booth.

John Veach, a resident of Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newark, Ohio is said to have held the head of Abraham Lincoln after he was shot. Great story, not reality though.

Another resident in Cedar Hill Cemetery is Alexander Samuelson.

Is said to have designed the famous Coca Cola bottle. He didn't design it. He was on the team that helped design it though.

In Cedar Hill there is a marker with a blue M&M on it.

Along with a marker with Gumby and Pokey,

Another book from Half Price Books is Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.

Figured it would go with another book I picked up a few months ago. The Pirate Coast by Richard Zacks. 

In Frankfort Cemetery in Frankfort, Kentucky is someone connected to the Barbary Wars.

Presley O'Bannon was in the first barbary war. O'Bannon was the first person to raise a U.S. Flag on foreign soil during war.

Another selection from Half Price Books. The lady that rang me up at the Lane Avenue store thought it was kinda funny over the selection of books that I was getting, Some Civil War books, a book about a serial killer, and a book on Zombie movies. Told her that the selections I get are much weirder from time to time.

Any regular reader of this blog knows that I love India Pale Ales. Is there really any other style of beer that matters? I vote no.

I'm not exactly a big admirer of the artwork on Rhinegeist beers. Nothing too bright, Almost always solid colors. Much like Columbus Brewing Company, great beers, bad artwork. Don't know why some companies go for the less eye appealing artwork, It would be a great way to attract people to the beer.

Poured into my favorite beer glass. Nice head, with just alright lacing. Some citrusy aroma. Tends to lean more towards pineapple.

Plenty of citrus in the taste. Pineapple seems to be the leading flavor. Some nice rye notes to it. Citrus plays nicely with the peppery rye. Little bit of malt. Nice bitterness at the end. I would consider Streaker an everyday drinking rye ipa. Rated it 4.25 out of 5 on Untappd.