Fremont brewing: old bridge rider (bourbon barrel aged west coast barleywine)
ok, so I hate barrel aged beers. ITS GROSS!!!!!
cuz of such, my wife’s drunken review ( I gave it to her, plus it’s 12% abv and she’s a lightweight )
ok, um… ok I thought of it last night… um… first thing u get is the sweetness, it’s the mainthing like the stickiness of the a countertop from 1976 — like old honey. it’s got body, I definitely enjoyed it.
St-Feuillien / Green Flash: Belgian Coast IPA
what ppl like is what ppl like and this person likes this ALOT.
exactly what I’ve always wanted. west coast style ipa with Belgian body. I HAVE BEEN AND ALWAYS SHALL BE YOUR FRIEND.
these guys are fucking cheaters.
it tastes like this:
meanwhile, at most other nearly-new craft breweries, their beer is more like this:
while both are good, one is just a lot more bullshit than the other.
one of my fav bay area beers!
Drake’s Denogginizer, 9.75% abv
I’ve coveted this Imperial / Double IPA from the San Leandro, California brewery for some time, and now I’ve finally got it I’m eager to to see just how de-ized my noggin will end up.
It pours the colour of a cheap bottle tan with a quickly fading head leaving a frankly stunning amount of lacing.
The aroma is orange blossom honey on toast, the taste is perfume soaked fruit jellies, intense, chewy and sweet, with loads of piney hop bitterness developing that’s balanced out well by the caramel malts, especially as it warms. The mild carbonation is spot on, the body medium to full, giving it a seductive smoothness with a rather dry finish.
This is an absolute treat for those looking for a big, piney, hop bomb of a DIPA, as long as you don’t mind a malt heavy take on the style. It’s surprisingly drinkable throughout and develops a whole new level of complexity as your hand warms the glass towards cellar temperature, those malts shining as they work with the hops. Despite this, and that rather high but not entirely noticeable abv, my noggin remained mostly ized. A pity.