9-10: Absolutely amazing. The best of the best!
7-8: Above average to nearly great. Give it a shot!
5-6: Decent, but flawed. If it's your style of beer, go for it! If not, you probably won't miss much from passing it up.
3-4: Something's not right here. Not worth your time.
0-2: Absolutely terrible! Undrinkable death-swill from the depths of Hell!
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From The Brewery: “This decidedly American West Coast pale ale represents the next chapter in our brewing story. Showcasing the full essence of vivid Mandarina Bavaria hops plucked from the storied fields of Germany, it presents bright flavors of peach … Continue reading
I’ve been growing a quiet little fascination with traditional English beers as of late, and have tried making a handful of different English styles (Southern English Brown, Sweet Stout, Oatmeal Stout). I’ve never made an ESB before, and the homebrew club … Continue reading
With the weather finally turning cold here in California, an easy and hearty chili recipe using leftovers and homebrew! This is a cheater recipe that uses almost pre-made or canned ingredients, but it comes out quite good. Ingredients: ~1 lb … Continue reading
From the Brewery: “From imperial stouts to IPAs, we’ve discovered the tantalizingly roasty lift that comes from adding coffee beans to just about any kind of beer. This English-style milk stout, originally a limited-edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro … Continue reading
From the Brewery: “Stone Ruination IPA was the first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA on the planet. As craft beer has evolved over the years, so too have techniques for maximizing hop flavors and aromas. For the … Continue reading
I guess you could call this my house brown ale, since I’ve brewed it a few times and it’s one of my wife’s favorites. I set out to find a nice, malty, sessionable ale with a quick fermentation turnaround when … Continue reading
From the Brewery: “When I copied the famous Even More Jesus, I had to ask myself as an artist, why am I doing this? I didn’t honestly know. It was just an instinct about beer as pure form… in a … Continue reading
From the Bottle: “Crony is designed to highlight the unique tropical fruit aromas and piney character of Simcoe hops. Layer these distinct hops on a smooth malt body and you get a NW Brown Ale with hints of garnet red.” 5.1% … Continue reading
21st Amendment: Bitter American 21st Amendment: Brew Free! Or Die IPA 21st Amendment: Back in Black 21st Amendment: Fireside Chat 21st Amendment: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer Abita: Turbodog AleSmith: Speedway Stout Almanac: Biere de Chocolat Anchor: Steam Beer Anderson Valley: Barney Flats … Continue reading
Hey All! This is my first entry about my home brewing, and I’m sure the format will evolve as I chronicle more brew days. Yesterday evening I brewed up a batch of my house IPA, in which I use the … Continue reading