Friday, July 04, 2014
New Beer Friday - Independence Day Edition
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL: Pours a dark hazy straw color with some golden highlights. The nose is light with citrus, grass and biscuit. tropical, over a bit of biscuit. The taste starts with a bit tropical with herbal pine notes. Next comes some sweet biscuit with spicy cereal notes. The end is full of rind bitterness. Finishes fairly dry. 5.0% ABV @ Beer Bar, DABC
Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot: Haven't tried this one yet, but a friend described it as being dark red with purple highlights. A nose of berry/honey - Honey and berries are prominent in the taste with countering hop bitterness. 11.4% ABV @ Beer Bar, DABC
RedRock's 20th Anniversary Imperial Red Ale was such a hit that it's going into full time production and will have a new label soon. In case you haven't had it in a while, look for big ruby tones with a sturdy ruddy head. The nose pops with toasted caramel & pine. The tastes starts with toasted bread, tobacco and a hint of fudge. Big pine resin comes next with bitter citrus/chocolate and a hint of orange in the end. The finish is dry and bitter. This is a full flavored beer that crosses into barlewine territory. 9.5% ABV @ RedRock, Finer Beer Bars
Go Team 'Merica!