Friday, November 28, 2014

New Beer Friday 11/28/14

As you can probably tell, there wasn't a lot of activity on the beer front this week. There was one bright side though, the Sante Fe Brewing Co. beers have finally made it into the market. I know the Barrelhouse in Ogden is selling them, some others bars may be too. They will likely be hitting the DABC stores in the next week or two. If you spot them somewhere please share the info.

Santa Fe - Happy Camper IPA:  The nose has floral citrus hop notes with a bit of grass and some earthy malt. The taste starts floral and grassy a bit of musty clementine juiciness. Subtle caramel malts some next with a hint of toffee. It finishes dry with a dose of bitter orange rind and pine. 6.6% ABV. 12oz can

Santa Fe - Imperial Java Stout: Pours a dark brown to black with about an inch of head. The nose is full of dark roasted coffee and roasted barley. The taste starts with an abundance of dark bitter coffee.
Nutty dark chocolate comes in next with toffe and pine rounding out the end. The alcohol is well hidden. Not as viscous as you'd think, it tastes more like a milk stout than an Imperial Stout. 8.0% ABV. 12oz can

Santa Fe - State Pen Porter: I have not had this one yet. It is described as very "flavorful, swimming with notes of nuts and chocolate; it is drinkable, so drinkable that it is almost as if pint after pint were drinking itself". 6.4% ABV. 12oz bottle

Deschutes - Chasin’ Freshies 2014 (Mosaic): I have not had this one yet. It is described as having  aromas of biscuit, earthy malts and light tropical fruit. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, dank bud and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering dank finish. Palate is light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. 7.2% ABV 22oz bottle @ DABC

Cheers!

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