Friday, August 07, 2015

New Beer Friday- Seer Stone Edition

This week the Mormons released this image of what is said to be seer stone used by Joseph Smith to translate some "divine" texts into the Book of Mormon. As I look through this magic stone, all I can see is some serious New Beer Friday action and I think there's a peep show somewhere in there as well.... Yeah, I know - tough call, eh? Regardless, it's a pretty diverse New Beer Friday. Please enjoy! 

Ballast Point - Habenero Sculpin: The nose has a bit of grapefruit and a hint of chille meat. The taste is where this one really shines. It begins with grapefruit peel and flesh, balanced by a light mango sweetness and pine. Next comes vegetal habanero with an increasing presence of grapefruit peel and more pine resin. Finish is highly spicy and modestly bitter with peppers, grapefruit peel and grainy malt. If you like pepper beers this one will be right up your zip code. There's a near perfect balance of west coast IPA and pepper heat. 7.0% ABV @ BeerHive, Beer Bar, Slackwater

Sierra Nevada - Harvest Newly Developed Hops IPA: Note: I've got a bit of a cold so my palate is off - please add a review in the comments if your experience is different with this one.  The nose is fruity and herbal - slightly dank as well. The taste follows, but not as fruity. Lots of dank hops with a hint of berry flavors. Light and refreshing. 6.5% ABV  @ BeerHive, Slackwater

Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) Abbey Ale: Me no try yet. It's described as having a nose of plums, raisins, caramel malt and Belgian spicing. Flavor is bitter light and dark dried fruit, sweet malt, finishing with an astringent sugary bitterness. Appropriate flavors here for a dark Belgian, but the spicing and bitterness overwhelm the malt body, unbalancing this ale. Medium bodied with some creaminess. 8.5% ABV @ Beer Bar

New Belgium - Long Table: Pours a hazy golden color with a thin foamy head. The nose is strong with coriander and rye malts. The taste starts on the hoppy side with Belgian yeast and spicy malts. Some citrus and berry notes come next with heavy coriander at the end. The finish has a bit of banana and very slight citrus. Good and refreshing. 6.2% ABV @Beer Bar, Slackwater, Bayou

Cheers!

4 comments:

Hey Ass Hole said...

Hey Utah Beer,

First of all, sorry God put you in Utah. Second of all, I thought Joseph Smith was licking salamanders, was he looking into rocks too?

The fuck?

Goddamned Mormons.

Cheers,
Ass Hole

Mikey said...

That was weird! Funny, but weird. Keep coming back, Ass Hole! We need the energy, Prost!

Hey Ass Hole said...

Hey Mikey,

Haven't you heard the salamander thing? It is actually legit.

Ass Hole

Mikey said...

I'm up to date on the weird Mo mythology stuff. Your nickname combined with your post was sharp & funny. Kudos.