NT, What Beer Do You Drink? - Page 411
That was one of my biggest disappointments of 2016. OG Xocoveza blows Charred out of the water. You get the benefit of negligible barrel characteristic at the expense of losing all of the spice/adjuncts. Not to mention that I think the last bottle I had of this was starting to become infected.
The fun continues. Im trying to space these out so my senses arent overwhlemed
LIC party crasher
Smells great. ABV at 5.5% for me, makes it feel a bit watered down on the back end. It doesn;t have that burst of hop flavor, although you initially smell and taste it. its sutble
LIC Samo ipa
Basically exactly what I was looking for out of the flaws in party crasher. This has a nice bite. Not so much bitterness, but just more of a fresh hop burst of flavor. Citra hops really coming out to play
4.25 and 4.5 respectively
You are really spoiling me here. I need to switch it up tonight to other styles to get a true contrast in flavors. Various aged Elevated IPAs up next
We definitely have similar perceptions of these beers. Loved the mouthfeel on Party Crasher, but the bready/crackery notes definitely outweighed the hops. Still a very good, very sessionable beer.
SAMO has great flavor, but I found the mouthfeel to be a little thinner than I would like. I actually thought Party Crasher had a better mouthfeel even with the lower ABV.
Day off today. Taking a break from the local beers to give this a shot:
Pretty nice stuff. Cool to see more breweries doing hazier IPAs. Definitely more bitter than other hazy "east coast" IPAs, but the juiciness is still there. The spice characteristic of the rye helps set this apart. I don't see myself seeking this out again, but definitely not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination.
I've always been the anti-fad dude, but I'm loving it. Just saw on Facebook The Bruery is following too.
Also just got word that High Westified hot SD
At this point in time it's hard to even call it a fad anymore. It's just gonna be another style of IPAs.
Awesome to see the Bruery doing different styles. I know they've done a handful of APAs/IPAs in the past, but lord knows none of them have made their way to bottles. I'd give one its day in court if it ever made its way out to my area.
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Sand City is doing some amazing things. Infinity + One easily a top 15 IPA I have ever had.
I pretty much broke it down into four tiers as far as ratings go
OH Real Talk 4.0
OH Broccoli 4.25
SC Fade to Jade 4.25
LIC Party Crasher 4.25
SC Closer Talker 4.25
OH Double Dry Hopped Forever Simcoe 4.5
LIC SAMO 4.5
SC Infinity + One 4.75
SC oops! I mangoed My pants 4.75
OH Blowin' up the Spot 4.75
Almost too much GOODNESS, it made it seem like a 4.25 is NORMAL, or that a 4.5 was too low. I feel gracious. Thnks again Comparison Ford. Check your PM. It's not an exact variety package, but I dont think you'll be sad .
Many beers are so new that BA ratings are still so fresh. For the most part, no duds, and I agree with the general direction of the beers and theirs scores. NO DUDS is a rare accomplishment
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Interesting. I didn't know it had this feature.