says Straight to my brain

June 11th, 2008

I met up with some Brew52’ers on Sunday where we sampled beer out on the patio. I started off with the Milk Porter which was super smooth, super creamy, and a bit too sweet for my taste. Then I had an 1800 IPA and it totally hit the spot. A really nice bite to it, but not too bitter. When the server came with my tab she asked if I had one or two IPA’s and I had to think really hard for a half a minute and I still wasn’t entirely sure. This is either a good sign for the beer or a bad sign for my brain.

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says Marmalade?

June 5th, 2008

Maybe I am missing something.

This is a hoppy, toasty brew with a long, bitter finish and kind of a flowery smell. Not as creamy as I like from an English-style bitter, but good nonetheless. However, I can’t discern anything that I would describe as marmalade.

Maybe i need more marmalade experience.

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says Thank you Herk

February 10th, 2008

Herkimer, I got nothin but love for you. You were a most gracious host on Wednesday for the first official Brew52 meet up. You brew a mean Alt Bier, which I found to be nice and hoppy, not too bitter, and actually quite creamy. You also make some really tasty dipping sauces. I especially enjoyed dipping my mini burgers in your tangy ketchup. Yum. Thanks for supporting Brew52 and I look forward to tasting more of your great beers. Oh and even though I didn’t take advantage of it, thanks for having a shuffleboard!

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says Furiously strong

January 24th, 2008

Pow. I like hoppy beers, don’t get me wrong, but Furious is pretty strong. It is definitely on the more bitter side of beers, but there were some nice hints of citrus. I also definitely tasted the pine taste that Surly boasts of it having. For some reason this beer always reminds me of summer.

What’s the alcohol content in this beer? It’s strong in more ways than one!

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says One Swig is Enough

January 23rd, 2008

This is a beer that really stays with you. After one sip you’ll be tasting Furious for the rest of the night. I like pale ales and IPAs but this is way too hoppy and bitter for my taste. It’s like they took an IPA and let half the water evaporate before serving it.

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