Month: March 2013

Ommegang Game of Thrones Iron Throne

Ommegang Game of Thrones Iron Throne ABV: 6.5%  IBU: N/A  Iron Throne is a blonde ale at 6.5% ABV and brewed with a robust amount of pils, honey malt, aroma malts and red wheat. Gentle hopping includes Styrian Golding and Hallertau Spalter Select, appropriately noble hops. Spiced with grains of paradise and lemon peel. Hue is a slightly hazy golden amber. Head is full and fluffy. Finish is crisp, backed by a touch of spice and hops. Aroma is a bit grassy with a hint of lemon fruitiness from the lemon peel. Taste is lightly malty, rounded out by honey malt sweetness. (description courtesy of  ommegang.com)  ...

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Sixpoint 3Beans

Sixpoint 3Beans ABV 10% – IBU 85 – SRM 31 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans…and put them into one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors. (description courtesy of...

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Lagunitas Sucks at Making Bad Beer

Lagunitas Sucks – 7.85%ABv 64IBU Lagunitas Sucks….say what?  Don’t let the name fool you. So, put down the malt and back away slowly…because it is hop time. Lagunitas Sucks is a Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) seasonal beer brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company.  Lagunitas Sucks was originally brewed in 2011 as a Brown Shugga’ substitute during some brewery construction which caused capacity issues.  This beer comes weighing in at 7.85% ABV with 64 IBUs. The beer pours a nice golden orange color with a great amount of white head, that leaves a fantastic amount of lacing to remind you...

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Big Black Voodoo Daddy

Big Black Voodoo Daddy A big, viscous Russian Imperial stout rich in notes of chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, and dark fruits. Hopped with Chinook, Northern Brewer, and Cascade to add a subtle bitterness to this robust ale.  ABV 12.5% (courtesy...

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Blowing off Steam! Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale

Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale (4.7% ABV, 32 IBU) A Spring Ale? Hmm, don’t think I’ve drank one of these before. So I decided to get a six pack of Columbia Common Spring Ale (4.7% ABV, 32 IBU) brewed by Widmer Brothers from here in Portland. At first taste reminded me of a domestic lager even though it looked like and was called an ale. The IBU nor the ABV were printed on the label, when I found them online I was not shocked that the numbers were on the low end. The beer is rather dull tasting and...

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