Dogfish Head | Raison D’Etre | 8% ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale?
I never really thought of this as a belgian but I guess it kind of makes sense. The raisons give it a sweet taste that compliments the malts very nicely. This is a good beer if you like it sweet.
Maine Beer Company | Zoe | 7.2% ABV
This is no ordinary red. I’m blown away by how dark looking this is. The carmel in this is a punch in the face and then Immediately fades into a heavy malt flavor. This is a really good read. I like it a lot.
Pipeworks Brewing Co | Hyper Dog 7.5% ABV
Holy shit! Come to Chicago and get this! You won’t find a better milk stout. Coffee, Vanilla, Malts. Perfect!
5 Rabbit Cerveceria | 5Vulture | 6.4% ABV
Dark Ale (chile beer)
Sweet, bready, creamy, spice is barely present and doesn’t burn. Easy to drink, but in the future
I would go straight to New Belgium’s Cocoa Mole if I wanted a chile beer.
Price: 7.99/6 pack
Half Pints Brewing Co | Little Scrapper IPA | 6% ABV
Half Pints Brewing Co is the local brewery for a GANG of friends I have in the Winnipeg area. For those of you dumb American that might be reading(and I hope you’re not), that’s in Canada. I recently went to Minneapolis to meet them and got a whole shit load of Half Pints beer! This blog is going to have a lot of half pints reviews coming up. Starting with the Little Scrapper IPA! This is a malty IPA or so I hope. Otherwise this is kind of old. Either way it’s not very good. Poor start to a brewery that has been hyped up for me. Booooooooooooooo.
Price: I unno. Usual 6 pack prices?
Avery Brewing | IPA | 6.5% ABV
Just another generic IPA with mild bitterness and not much else. There are better options than this for the price.
Founders | Centennial IPA | 7.2% ABV
Bottled 2/22/2012 Smells great, very floral. Bitter, dank and a little sweet. Wasn’t the freshest IPA, but still pretty solid. Founders has so many other better beers though. Reminded me of Sierra Nevada Torpedo - yeah probably different hops or something, go ahead write and complain that I can’t tell the difference.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co | Hoptimum | 10.4% ABV
Sierra Nevada seems to be able to do no wrong with me lately. Hoptimum is their annual double IPA release and it’s fantastic! Sweet. Bitter. Fresh. Floral. This is a great IPA. If you can get your hands on it, do it! Love it.
Short’s Brewing | The Soft Parade | 9% ABV
Smells like Flinestone’s vitamins. A different kind of fruit beer. Pungent and biting but easy to take another sip. It’ll get you drunk.
Founders Brewing | Cerise | 6.5% ABV
A tasty dessert beer that isn’t as tart, sweet or medicinal as a lambic.