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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Platform Beer Company & The Daily Growler Baby Got Blanc Juicy Double IPA

No scores/ratings as of yet on Beer Advocate or RateBeer. 3.83 out of 5 based on 174 ratings on Untappd.

Description from the Daily Growler's website:
The Daily Growler went up to Cleveland to collaborate with Platform Beer Co. on a juicy DIPA.  Featuring Hallertau Blanc, Simcoe, Zeus, Mandarina, Bravo, and Centennial hops.

ABV: 8.5%

Description from Platform's website:
A juicy double ipa brewed with Hallertau Blanc, brewed in collaboration with Daily Growler in Cbus.

Picked up a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans recently for $11.99. Wonder where I got it? Could it be Savor Pint? Why, that would be the correct answer.

Haven't been to a Daily Growler in about 2 years. Was on the whole beer growler thing for awhile. Got out of it. Realized it didn't add much to the whole beer drinking experience.

Never got the whole 16 ounce can thing. Standard is 12 ounce in cans and bottles. Basically a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans is equal to a growler. If it was a 6 pack of 12 ounce cans, I would be getting 8 more ounces. That means 8 more ounces that I could piss out. Maybe I like to pee, did they ever think of that? Probably not.

Went back to Green Lawn Cemetery today.

There was a spot that was still in full Christmas mode.

Even George Blount was in on the Christmas theme with the reindeer antlers.

The Soldiers and Sailors monument.

Not much to the graphics on the can. Few cans I know of that sport a pink hue. At least it included the hops, malts and yeast used. ABV and IBU are a plus. Rather plain packaging.

At least the packaging beats the favorite beer of the above. That would be Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Don't know what else PBR drinkers actually drink. Don't speak their language.

Did earn the Happy Brew Year 2017 badge on Untappd.

Did finish the year with these stats on Untappd. No, I didn't drink 1791 total beers or 1087 unique beers in 2016. Those are totals since I joined Untappd a few years back. Did get my 1,000th unique beer in 2016. Took forever to get there.

The 16 ounce can compared to 12 ounce bottles.

Compared to standard 12 ounce cans.

Compared with the cigar I decided to pair the beer with.

Don't get cigars all that often. Mainly due to the price. This one cost me $9.99 plus tax. It's a Punch Rare Corojo. Tend to like the cigars on the dark side.

Which makes me of the song On The Dark Side from the movie Eddie And The Cruisers.

Which then makes me think of a scene from the movie Airplane!

Poured into a generic IPA glass. Did foam up a bit on me. Aroma seems to be of malt and orange citrus. Tiny bit of floral to it.

Baby Got Blanc is more on the malty side. There is a bit of citrus to it . Citrus seems to be on the orange side. But it seems malt is more of the star of the show. Some floral notes to it. Bitterness is there but doesn't seem as hide as the IBU of 108.5 would suggest. Do like the tastes. It's not something I would normally would go for. Not one I would drink all the time but is good for a change of pace. Rated it 4 out of 5 on Untappd. More on the malty side.