Category Archives: Beer Reviews

21st Amendment: Bitter American

From the Brewery:  “If you’d been rocketed into space against your will, you might be a little bitter too. Bitter American is our long-overdue tribute to unsung, unwitting heroes everywhere. This American session ale packs a lot of hop and … Continue reading

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Ballast Point: Big Eye India Pale Ale

From the Brewery:  “The beer that helped put San Diego IPA’s on the map. Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. … Continue reading

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Firestone Walker: Easy Jack

From the Brewery:  “Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went to the mountain and returned with a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, … Continue reading

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Kona: Fire Rock Pale Ale

From the Brewery:  “Fire Rock Pale Ale is crisp, refreshing “Hawaiian-style” pale ale. Its signature copper color results from the unique blend of specialty roasted malts. The pronounced citrus-floral hop aroma comes from the liberal amount of hops added to … Continue reading

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Anchor: Steam Beer

From the Brewery:  “Anchor Steam® Beer owes its deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process like none other. It is a process that combines deep respect for craft brewing tradition with many … Continue reading

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Almanac: Biere de Chocolat

From the Brewery:  “Our Biere de Chocolat celebrates the long and lauded history of chocolate production in San Francisco. Our aim was to create a beer bursting with cocoa flavors and aromas, balancing sweet and savory to create a complex … Continue reading

Posted in Beer Reviews, Stouts/Porters | 1 Comment

Lagunitas: NightTime Ale

From the Brewery:  “There are two kinds. There is the DayTime kind, which is bright and welcoming and then there is the NightTime kind, which should never be confused with the DayTime. NightTime is dark and deep and may take … Continue reading

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Speakeasy: Payback Porter

From the Brewery:  “American hops provide a smooth distraction for Payback Porter’s robust strength, which is concealed within the shadows of dark imported malts.” 7.5% ABV American Porter Purchased from BevMo in Fresno, California. The Pour:  Poured from a 22 oz … Continue reading

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Tioga-Sequoia: Tecumseh Imperial IPA

From the Brewery:  “Tecumseh is our Triple IPA and is brewed to be the highest General in the hop army of India Pale Ales. This Imperial IPA is highly decorated with pounds of hops throughout that give it a dank, … Continue reading

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Firestone Walker: Double Jack

From the Brewery:  “A dangerously drinkable Double IPA.  Double Jack opens up with bright grapefruit and tangerine American hop aromas. Beautifully crafted undertones of stone fruit are revealed upon first sip, followed by the essence of blue basil and pine. … Continue reading

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