Chalky, a little too bitter. Saved it for last and I’m glad I did because it would have blown out my palate.
Draft
In no way does this blueberry taste real, but it tastes enjoyable. Continues to be compelling in an unexplainable way.
Draft
Very good blonde; opens with a round fruitiness, vaguely apple/strawberry? Very quickly transitions to a buttery cereal with more than a little funk. I liked this a lot.
Draft
Pretty much an exemplar of the kind of hazy IPA I like. Clearly primarily hoppy, light hints of fruit (citrus, pineapple) and a mellow cereal finish. Bitterness is subtle, but does build.
Draft
I didn’t know dark lager was a thing. I wouldn’t quite say this is life changing, but I’ll certainly be seeking out more!
Draft at Farmstrong Taproom, Mt. Vernon
Moderately bitter, cereal lager with a hint of citrus. Keg blew so this was on the house. And I can get behind this trend of bars inside supermarkets.
Draft
Nitro Draft at McMenamins Queen Anne
Draft at McMenamins Queen Anne
Draft at McMenamins Queen Anne
Draft at McMenamins Queen Anne
… and an even straighter stout. It’s not as sweet as the Kali Ma, but it is on the sweet (cocoa? butter?) side. I had somewhat hoped for at least one beer today to be firmly in the humorless roasty category but looks like I didn’t choose well for that.
Draft
Hits the notes that Hubbard’s Cave missed. Sweet coffee with a light bodied stout, no weird, extraneous flavors. Still a bit on the sweet side and no roast to balance it, but positively normal after the past two outliers. Firmly in what I would consider breakfast stout territory.
Draft
Undrinkable! Intensely flavored, almost like dry cola syrup. Forward sweet, tacky, more unpleasant than the Hubbard’s Cave, which is saying something.
Draft
Lack of checking maltlog bit me here. Not good. Vegetal, weirdly smoky, super sweet. At least it’s not sour to boot, but more on that in a sec.
Draft
Thickish as you’d expect from Parabola. Strong mocha, fainter coconut… something of a stronger bitterness than expected to finish.
Bottle
Just a bit overly alcoholic for a session beer at 4.7%. But tasty and not generic like so many IPAs
Can at Home
Slightly smoky, deep roast, medium thick mouthfeel that has a creamier and more caramel smoothness than you’d expect from the opening. Clearly very strong.
Draft
Wet - Grassy - Cereal - Sweet - Candied lime rind - dry - perfume
Draft
Dry roasted biscuit, yeasty bitterness, leaves throat fairly dry. Caramel.
Draft
Refreshing, tart, but clean sour raspberry. Only the tiniest hint of funk, this really doesn’t resemble a beer. Only knock is that off all the berry flavors, raspberry is my least favorite.
Draft
IPA just like every other.
Draft at Seabreeze on the Dock, Oakland CA
Clean, tasty. Fantastic sour profile.
Bottle at Mox
Can at Arlington Boys & Girls Club Havana Nights
Can at Arlington Boys & Girls Club Havana Nights
This is an excellent sour. Which coming from me is high praise. The fruit is just enough.
Draft at Blast 825 Brewery, Santa Maria
Single hop which actually agreed with me!
Draft at Blast 825 brewery, Santa Maria
Cinnamon actually goes really well in this stout. And nitro of course. Yum.
Nitro Draft at Blast 825 Brewery, Santa Maria
Only had a sip, it was pleasant, a bit funky, but I didn’t have a chance to make a real impression.
Draft
Not exactly a robust stout, but very pleasant. Thin-ish, creamy coffee with sweet-ish caramel notes. Has the same lingering sweetness as the other beers. Not syrupy.
Draft
Strong grapefruit-pine hop juice. Sweet sheen, but not very much body underneath to counteract it. My least favorite of the flight.
Draft
Definitely the same lineage as the wit; just as bright, lightly fruity, but instead of the Belgian flavors you have a strong cereal body. There's a bit of a noxious sweetness that I think is a characteristic of the yeast and has built up - after two tasters it's a bit strong.
Draft
Light, fruity, bright, clear banana notes with subtle clove and ginger on top. Very drinkable, super refreshing.
Draft
Pretty good; flavored like some other dry-hopped sours but on the more puckery side. Very dry, but with a profound, somewhat funky cereal body.
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