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27

Mar

Holgate Brewhouse Hopinator Double IPA

Here’s a double IPA that even your parents would love. Beneath the deep golden amber dwells a nectary thickness that leaves an alcoholic burn and a lingering bitterness. Tropical fruits blossom in your mouth, while resinous hops deeply embed themselves in the roots of your palate. For a lower alcohol DIPA (7 or so %), this is one robust beer. 
RS

Holgate Brewhouse Hopinator Double IPA

Here’s a double IPA that even your parents would love. Beneath the deep golden amber dwells a nectary thickness that leaves an alcoholic burn and a lingering bitterness. Tropical fruits blossom in your mouth, while resinous hops deeply embed themselves in the roots of your palate. For a lower alcohol DIPA (7 or so %), this is one robust beer.
RS

24

Mar

Founders All Day IPA
Such an easy going afternoon treat. Although, all I can think of is how much I prefer the fruity forwardness that’s offered by the Mountain Goat Summer Ale…

Founders All Day IPA
Such an easy going afternoon treat. Although, all I can think of is how much I prefer the fruity forwardness that’s offered by the Mountain Goat Summer Ale…

22

Mar

Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA

This is what I like to call a box ticker. A bash around the cheeks thanks to a booming resinous hops. Tick. Caramelly malt that attempts to balance out the bitter attack. Tick. Big alcoholic finish to remind you what you’re messing with. Tick. Getting a spot amongst the ranks of my favourite BIG IPA’s. Tick. 

RS

Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA

This is what I like to call a box ticker. A bash around the cheeks thanks to a booming resinous hops. Tick. Caramelly malt that attempts to balance out the bitter attack. Tick. Big alcoholic finish to remind you what you’re messing with. Tick. Getting a spot amongst the ranks of my favourite BIG IPA’s. Tick.

RS

20

Mar

Little Creatures Rule of Three

Welcome to Belgium. Wait, no. I mean England. Shit, not that either. Slovenia maybe? Nope. Welcome to Little Creatures. Where normality is different. And different is good. 
And this new Single Batch? Yep, it’s good. 

My initial confusion comes from the origins of this beer. From column A) Belgian Dubbel; column B) ESB; and C) Slovenian hops. This multinational threesome has given birth to a well rounded love child indeed. First you receive smooth peanut butter dolloped on a semi-thick malt base, while in the background there’s deeply caramelised sugar. Not long after, the soft estery sweetness takes over, with a final ‘nasvidenje’ (goodbye) in the form of an alcoholic push and mild bitterness that holds your hand until the next sip.
Get in while you can!
RS

Little Creatures Rule of Three

Welcome to Belgium. Wait, no. I mean England. Shit, not that either. Slovenia maybe? Nope. Welcome to Little Creatures. Where normality is different. And different is good.
And this new Single Batch? Yep, it’s good.

My initial confusion comes from the origins of this beer. From column A) Belgian Dubbel; column B) ESB; and C) Slovenian hops. This multinational threesome has given birth to a well rounded love child indeed. First you receive smooth peanut butter dolloped on a semi-thick malt base, while in the background there’s deeply caramelised sugar. Not long after, the soft estery sweetness takes over, with a final ‘nasvidenje’ (goodbye) in the form of an alcoholic push and mild bitterness that holds your hand until the next sip.

Get in while you can!
RS

18

Mar

Edge Brewing Project - Cool Hops Australian Lager

There I sat. Expectations a many. A perception of this lager perfectly formulated within my head. Your run of the mill, easy come easy go, no frills beer. I saw lager, my brain went “eugh”… Until I cracked the cap, that is. 

My frown turned upside down after mere microseconds. From the moment those hops (yes, the good kind - the hoppy kind) escaped from the top, I was sold. And I hadn’t even tried the beer yet. 

The beer is undoubtedly full of different subtleties, but these are marriages of the highest calibre. Slight apricot notes and citrusy hops swill along with light malt that give a crisp yet lingering bitter tang. 

This is such a blessing in disguise. It completely reinvents the lager you once thought you knew and were happy to dismiss. 

RS

Edge Brewing Project - Cool Hops Australian Lager

There I sat. Expectations a many. A perception of this lager perfectly formulated within my head. Your run of the mill, easy come easy go, no frills beer. I saw lager, my brain went “eugh”… Until I cracked the cap, that is.

My frown turned upside down after mere microseconds. From the moment those hops (yes, the good kind - the hoppy kind) escaped from the top, I was sold. And I hadn’t even tried the beer yet.

The beer is undoubtedly full of different subtleties, but these are marriages of the highest calibre. Slight apricot notes and citrusy hops swill along with light malt that give a crisp yet lingering bitter tang.

This is such a blessing in disguise. It completely reinvents the lager you once thought you knew and were happy to dismiss.

RS

17

Feb

ToØl Black Malts and Body Salts

Had to have another one to confirm I wasn’t dreaming the first time. Turns out heaven does exist in a bottle. Either that, or I’ve had the same dream over again…
RS

ToØl Black Malts and Body Salts

Had to have another one to confirm I wasn’t dreaming the first time. Turns out heaven does exist in a bottle. Either that, or I’ve had the same dream over again…
RS