Beer me some asks, Big Tuna.  
Made a New-Year's resolution in 2012
to drink and explore craft beer. Makin'
good on my promise.

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    NYC

    Just got back from my trip to New York City. Went for only 4 days, but had an amazing time and drank tons of East-Coast beer. I’ll have lots of updates to come, but for now I just gotta settle in and clean

    — 4 days ago with 6 notes
    #chit chat  #beer tour  #NYC 
    Sixpoint “Hi-Res” Imperial IPA: Continuing my Sixpoint / NYC pre-gaming with Hi-Res, a scientific exploration of hop resin and ‘imperial-er’ version of it’s brother, Resin. “This beer goes up to eleven”, touting 11.1% alcohol by volume, 111 IBUs and 11 SRM (standard reference method, used to specify beer color. had to look that one up). Big tropical fruit characteristics with notes of grapefruit and maybe even a bit of mango. Very floral and citrusy with orange. Slightly balanced with bready malt. Extremely hop forward on the palate, but well-balanced. Not overly bitter and deceptively drinkable for having such high alcohol content. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus falling mid to front palate with much of the hop bitterness falling on the backend. Slight malty sweetness helps to pull away from the bitterness. Medium body with a somewhat-lively mouthfeel. Highly palatable.
This is honestly one of the best Imperial IPAs I’ve ever had. Looking back at Imperial IPAs I’ve checked into on Untappd, this one is probably one of my favorites. At least better than Pliny the Younger. For fellow West-Coasters like myself, in terms of flavor profile, think Maharaja.
And though I won’t be able to visit the Sixpoint brewery while I’m in NYC this weekend as they’re under construction, I’ll definitely be purchasing their Hi-Res Highball glass from their website to add to my branded barware collection when I get back.

    Sixpoint “Hi-Res” Imperial IPA: Continuing my Sixpoint / NYC pre-gaming with Hi-Res, a scientific exploration of hop resin and ‘imperial-er’ version of it’s brother, Resin. “This beer goes up to eleven”, touting 11.1% alcohol by volume, 111 IBUs and 11 SRM (standard reference method, used to specify beer color. had to look that one up). Big tropical fruit characteristics with notes of grapefruit and maybe even a bit of mango. Very floral and citrusy with orange. Slightly balanced with bready malt. Extremely hop forward on the palate, but well-balanced. Not overly bitter and deceptively drinkable for having such high alcohol content. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus falling mid to front palate with much of the hop bitterness falling on the backend. Slight malty sweetness helps to pull away from the bitterness. Medium body with a somewhat-lively mouthfeel. Highly palatable.

    This is honestly one of the best Imperial IPAs I’ve ever had. Looking back at Imperial IPAs I’ve checked into on Untappd, this one is probably one of my favorites. At least better than Pliny the Younger. For fellow West-Coasters like myself, in terms of flavor profile, think Maharaja.

    And though I won’t be able to visit the Sixpoint brewery while I’m in NYC this weekend as they’re under construction, I’ll definitely be purchasing their Hi-Res Highball glass from their website to add to my branded barware collection when I get back.

    — 1 week ago with 10 notes
    #beer  #craftbeer  #craft beer  #impressions  #sixpoint  #hi-res  #imperial ipa  #ipa  #seasonal  #rotating 
    Sixpoint “Righteous Ale” Rye Ale: Getting ready for my trip to New York City this weekend with some Sixpoint. I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to open this one. ironchefmiyagi13 sent it to me like, a month and a half ago. I really like what I’ve had from Sixpoint so far, especially 3Beans. This one has a pleasant nose of earthy rye malt with undertones of sweet caramel malt with just a touch of spice. Subtle herbally, citrus-hop characteristics. The rye really asserts itself on the palate with much of the hop bill falling on the back of the palate coupled with a lingering bitter finish. Spice notes play well with the lively mouthfeel. Medium-minus body with a semi-dry finish. A pretty decent rye beer. Definitely not a new Sixpoint favorite, but palatable nonetheless.

    Sixpoint “Righteous Ale” Rye Ale: Getting ready for my trip to New York City this weekend with some Sixpoint. I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to open this one. ironchefmiyagi13 sent it to me like, a month and a half ago. I really like what I’ve had from Sixpoint so far, especially 3Beans. This one has a pleasant nose of earthy rye malt with undertones of sweet caramel malt with just a touch of spice. Subtle herbally, citrus-hop characteristics. The rye really asserts itself on the palate with much of the hop bill falling on the back of the palate coupled with a lingering bitter finish. Spice notes play well with the lively mouthfeel. Medium-minus body with a semi-dry finish. A pretty decent rye beer. Definitely not a new Sixpoint favorite, but palatable nonetheless.

    — 1 week ago with 11 notes
    #beer  #craftbeer  #craft beer  #impressions  #sixpoint  #righteous ale  #rye ale 
    Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing “Thy Twisted Sister” Organic Chipotle-Chocolate Stout: My girlfriend brought this back from her trip to Santa Cruz for me. I was pretty excited to try it. It’s an “Organic Stout brewed with Chipotle and Cocoa Nibs”. Decent oaty aroma with notes of Mexican spices and bittersweet chocolate. A bit smokey. Cinnamon and chipotle. Somewhere between a thin and creamy body with enough spice characteristics to balance the chocolate sweetness. Slightly bitter on the palate from the cocoa nibs. Undertones of vanilla-bean sweetness. Not overly complex, but palatable nonetheless. Very reminiscent of Chocolate Sombrero, which I preferred more, but enjoyed this more because it’s local and the bottle are is amazing.

    Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing “Thy Twisted Sister” Organic Chipotle-Chocolate Stout: My girlfriend brought this back from her trip to Santa Cruz for me. I was pretty excited to try it. It’s an “Organic Stout brewed with Chipotle and Cocoa Nibs”. Decent oaty aroma with notes of Mexican spices and bittersweet chocolate. A bit smokey. Cinnamon and chipotle. Somewhere between a thin and creamy body with enough spice characteristics to balance the chocolate sweetness. Slightly bitter on the palate from the cocoa nibs. Undertones of vanilla-bean sweetness. Not overly complex, but palatable nonetheless. Very reminiscent of Chocolate Sombrero, which I preferred more, but enjoyed this more because it’s local and the bottle are is amazing.

    — 1 week ago with 6 notes
    #beer  #craftbeer  #craft beer  #impressions  #santa cruz mountain brewing  #scmb  #thy twisted sister  #stout  #chocolate stout  #chipotle stout  #limited  #rotating 
    Deschutes “Fresh Squeezed IPA”: Picked up a six-pack of these last week and decided I should throw up my impressions before I drank the last one. Pleasant tropical fruit and citrus hop profile. Notes of Pale / Crystal malt present with caramel malt lingering beneath the surface. Easy on the palate with low bitterness. Sweet caramel malt up front with much of the hop profile falling mid to back palate. Slightly resinous on the backend. Notes of orange citrus and grapefruit dominate the hop bill. Undertones of citrus zest and earthiness. Medium-minus body with a semi-lively mouthfeel. A palatable Oregon IPA. Pretty happy this is now offered year-round in six-packs.

    Deschutes “Fresh Squeezed IPA”: Picked up a six-pack of these last week and decided I should throw up my impressions before I drank the last one. Pleasant tropical fruit and citrus hop profile. Notes of Pale / Crystal malt present with caramel malt lingering beneath the surface. Easy on the palate with low bitterness. Sweet caramel malt up front with much of the hop profile falling mid to back palate. Slightly resinous on the backend. Notes of orange citrus and grapefruit dominate the hop bill. Undertones of citrus zest and earthiness. Medium-minus body with a semi-lively mouthfeel. A palatable Oregon IPA. Pretty happy this is now offered year-round in six-packs.

    — 1 week ago with 9 notes
    #beer  #craftbeer  #craft beer  #impressions  #deschutes  #fresh squeezed ipa  #ipa 
    Big thank-you shout out to Dave and 33 Books for the sweet hookup. I sent him an email saying that I’ve been trying to collect different editions of his books with different beer-infused inks and he sent me a variety pack with my order including a first edition! He also thew in an official 33 Books pen.
It’s no secret I’m a fan of 33 Books and have been using them for a while now, and if you haven’t seen / used them I highly recommend it. I’ve gone through four of them since last July and just received another three. Super convenient, portable and easy to use. I use it only as a field journal and take one with me when I know I’m going to be doing some tasting.
Editions Include:
Volume 1: “2007 Barrel-Aged Strong Ale from Portland, OR”
Volume 2-4: “Brettanomyces-Infused Pale Ale from Portland, OR" (ordered in a three-pack)
And my newest additions:
Volume 5: First Edition
Volume 6: “Eastern-Oregon Brewed Cascadian Dark Ale”
Volume 7: “Barrel-Aged American-Style Barleywine”

    Big thank-you shout out to Dave and 33 Books for the sweet hookup. I sent him an email saying that I’ve been trying to collect different editions of his books with different beer-infused inks and he sent me a variety pack with my order including a first edition! He also thew in an official 33 Books pen.

    It’s no secret I’m a fan of 33 Books and have been using them for a while now, and if you haven’t seen / used them I highly recommend it. I’ve gone through four of them since last July and just received another three. Super convenient, portable and easy to use. I use it only as a field journal and take one with me when I know I’m going to be doing some tasting.

    Editions Include:

    • Volume 1: “2007 Barrel-Aged Strong Ale from Portland, OR
    • Volume 2-4: “Brettanomyces-Infused Pale Ale from Portland, OR" (ordered in a three-pack)

    And my newest additions:

    • Volume 5: First Edition
    • Volume 6: “Eastern-Oregon Brewed Cascadian Dark Ale
    • Volume 7: “Barrel-Aged American-Style Barleywine
    — 1 week ago with 7 notes
    #beer  #craftbeer  #craft beer  #33books  #tasting journal  #field journal 
    Dump day is never a good day, but I’m gonna go ahead and check today off as a win when the only beer I have to drain is 7 cases of Big Hurt Beer.

Had to resist building a beeramid.

    Dump day is never a good day, but I’m gonna go ahead and check today off as a win when the only beer I have to drain is 7 cases of Big Hurt Beer.

    Had to resist building a beeramid.

    — 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
    #beer  #dump  #workflow