Far too malty for my taste. Not what I typically go for in an IPA.
Can at Home
Picked this one up at the farmers market at the Ferry Building
Can at Home
Espresso chocolate smell. Sweet burbony body omg so good.
Bottle
Toffee, malt, hints of raisin. Sticks in the throat a bit, but overall quite tasty.
Can
More cereal funk than I expected. Lightly bitter, background pine. Slightly brackish on the tongue, but finishes clean.
Draft
Bought at the SF Ferry Building farmers market.
Can at Home
This was simply delicious work some home made pizza.
Can at Home
Chocolate milk sweet, fairly strong. Pretty one note, except the can art, which was distressing enough that it probably affected my enjoyment.
Can
Way too sweet, notes of cherry and wood. Syrupy. I couldn't finish it.
Draft
A very weird beer, medium-sour with a biscuity-mellow finish that tastes a bit rooty or medicinal. I couldn't tell if that was the base sour or if it had to do with the nitro finish. Pretty good, though!
Nitro Draft
This beer is almost savory, roasted, a little too thick in the Evil Twin fashion. I thought I tasted barrel but it's not in the description. Not bad, but didn't love it.
Can
I think this beer might have been skunked, or it certainly skirted the edge. I think there was a pretty good, flavorful Kolsch here, once.
Draft
A light, piney IPA with a kind of acrid sweetness, like marshmallow layered on top of bitter grass. Kind of a retro east coast IPA flavor from the days before haze took over. Finishes clean, but the bitterness kind of lingers behind the scenes.
Bottle
Has the aspect of a sour, sparkly merlot more than a beer - grape, tannins, caramel, prune, wood. Refreshing, it was not.
Draft
Tasty. Dry, bitter like dark chocolate. Maybe hints of caramel, but there's no sweetness here.
Draft at Old Town Pour House
Harsh, sort of body odor flavored. I don't really like it
Draft at Old Town Pour House
Strawberry
Draft at Old Town Pour House
Apparently I had this seven years ago. The beer is the same, but the world has changed.
Can at Home
Sweet and kind of fruity. I'm not sure why this is considered an IPA, but I like it.
Can at Home
Much lighter in body than expected but with a Pilsner-like bitterness. Chocolate and coconut add a light sweetness but this is a nice change - it tastes like a beer rather than a dessert.
Can
A well balanced blonde, lightly fruity with assertive Pilsner notes to counter. Uric and noticeably bitter. I liked it.
Can
Slightly tart stout. Maple/burnt sugar, vanilla, slightly fruity with hints of blackberry. Much lighter than you’d expect from the description.
Draft
Tasty at first, citrus IPA on the slightly sweet, clear, juicy side. By the end of the tall it though I was just tasting booze and I just chose to stop drinking it. Which is never a great sign.
Can
Fruity, estery Belgian pale, slightly tart, strongly reminiscent of apricot. Finishes with caramel and wine/grape notes. Definitely wears its high ABV on its sleeve, but quite pleasant.
Growler
I was trepidacious about this upon reading the label, but I’m pleased to report that the flavors are subtle. Almost too subtle. Like several sips in, the pepper finally starts accumulating enough to register. Otherwise, I have to admit I don’t really get the peanut here, even though it’s the third ingredient listed behind water and barley. Hmmm.
Can at Home Again, Home Again
Mild coriander-flavored saison, with a fair amount of bitterness that sneaks up on you after a while. The server said this was modeled after Boulevard's Tank 7.
Mellow, slightly vinous Belgian; not spicy, or tart but with the plum / prune hints you sometimes get in Belgian darks. No real funk, very pleasant.
Puckeringly tart, clear red wine notes in the fragrance. Not identifiably cherry-like in my mind, the sourness kind of overwhelms everything else. Not bad but a bit of a chore to get through the whole bottle.
Bottle at Home
Yes, I can taste the peaches. It also says something about Mango on the can. But really all of this is overshadowed by the fact that it is an IPA... with all that bitterness and general non-goodness.
Can at Home
Sits somewhere between rounded strawberry and lemon-pine. Bright, clear flavor with maybe just a little too much alcohol poking through. Finishes clean if slightly bitter, but always seems to be almost at the edge of crossing over into something less pleasant.
There's a syrupy quality to this beer that seems pleasant at first but becomes highly disturbing. Take the malt from a normal Vienna lager and dial it up past 11 until you're at 18 or so and you might be in the ballpark.
An unusual flavor, dark roasted sesame with a bit of funk. Like the other beers here there's a bit of sourness on the end and a somewhat oily texture, but it finishes clean. Not bad.
The best of the flight. Sour cherry / grapefruit flavor but not bracingly tart. Cloudy funk on the finish; a pleasant cereal that builds up without any sweet overtones.
Like the Rye Pale, this is quite dry. Not resinous at all and the hops are not as assertive as you'd expect from a DIPA, but there is a rooty bitterness and just a hint of skunk. Bit of an oily sheen.
Pastry fragrance. Dry, mellow, spicy. A bitter, slightly sour finish. I like the aftertaste, which had an unusual "curl" to it, can't really describe it better.

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