Monthly Archives: March 2014

Left Hand Fade to Black Volume 5

It took a while to track this down, but I’m very excited to finally get my hands on Left Hand Fade to Black Volume 5. This year, a Black Rye Ale.

Pours like you would expect. More chocolate than expected in the aroma, still with plenty of roasted scents. The rye finally shows up in the flavor and lasts throughout the finish. Creamy and smooth. Finishes dry and bitter, but not much presence from the hops. Maybe a little bit of black pepper in there, too.

It’s very good, but maybe not mind-blowing as previous Fade to Blacks have been.

 

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New Belgium 1554

A few weeks ago, I tried New Belgium 1554 but was confused on the name change. I found this post which explains all!

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Don’t Get Duped Again!

craft-check-app-3Big Beer is getting increasingly clever at fooling people into thinking they are craft breweries. This app will never leave you guessing again!

http://coolmaterial.com/tech/craft-check-makes-sure-your-beer-is-really-craft/

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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA

Schlafly TIPASchlafly Tasmanian IPA promises to be one of the most unique beers I’ve ever had. Not only does it use just one type of hops, but it’s an Australian hop, Galaxy.

Color is perhaps the lightest I’ve ever seen in an IPA. If not for the cloudiness and the head, you might think like is a macro lager! The aroma is kind of funky. Kinda off putting, actually. However, that funkiness isn’t in the flavor. There is a fruitiness to it, but not quite like the citrus flavors from most hops. Mellow for an IPA, but I like it. Sneaky ABV at 7.2%

Gotta love the uniqueness. Bonus points just for that!

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