Friday, May 18, 2018

Carton Brewing IDIPA

Beer Review #207

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Beer Porn & More. Its sunny, warm - and I just cracked open a 16oz can of IDIPA from New Jersey based Carton Brewing Company.

The brewer describes IDIPA as "Not much to analyze about IDIPA. Sometimes you just crave a dank IPA to sip on, so that’s what we made. Multiple hops, multiple malts and multiple yeasts combined in a way to placate the dank side of our desires. Drink IDIPA because it’s the dankness you need," and I tend to agree.

Weighing in at 7.0%ABV and 70IBU's, IDIPA pours cloudy orange with a big fluffy white head that lasts for hours and hours. 

The aroma is surprisingly fruity and sweet, at first before hints of dankness (think hemp) emerge.

In the taste department, that hemp dankness is a major player, but also substantial helpings of citrus rind and pine. A bit of sticky sweetness intervenes later on as the taste buds adjust to the bitterness

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Brown's Intonation Double IPA

Beer Review #206

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Beer Porn & More. Another day and another double IPA. This time I'm taking a look at Brown's Intonation Double IPA from Brown's Brewing Co.

This 8.0%ABV double India pale ale is part of Brown's Brewing Co's  Revolution Series of small batch beers. While the batches may be small the flavors and aromas present here certainly are not.

The aroma rolling off of this thing initially reminded me of the tropics (mango, papaya), but as I finished up this 16oz can things have shifted to fall more into line with the flavor which is driven by floral hops in a big way. The whole experiment is held together by a honey-sweet malt presence.

Pours cloudy and orange with a big ass head of soapy white suds.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Lemon Drop Space Cake Double IPA (2018)

BBeer Review #205

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Beer Porn & More. Today I'm putting on my goofy red nose and over sized shoes to take a taste of the 2018 Lemon Drop Space Cake Double IPA from Clown Shoes Beer, those lovable brewers from Ipswich MA. I've had the standard edition of Space Cake Double IPA (see review), and this variant is likely to please.

This 8.0%ABV DIPA pours unclouded-orange and boasts a stubborn head of fluffy bone white foam.

By far this beer's most enticing attribute is its aroma - Its a spunky, citrusy, lemony wonderland with hints of pineapple and tropical fruits rounding things out.

In the taste department things start off relatively bland (pine, grass), but if you let your taste buds adjust more subtle elements will begin to reveal themselves. Looks for hints of mouth watering lemon and honey.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Guthrie Gallop 5k/10K (2018) - Photo Albums

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Friday, May 11, 2018

The Hemperor HPA (craft beer review)

Beer Review #204

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Beer Porn & More. Today I'm tasting something odd and interesting and perhaps also on the leading edge of a new trend - hemp in beer. Yes, you heard that right. The Hemperor HPA from New Belgium Brewing, according to the promotional material is....

"the world's dankest beer... Get ready: an exciting new offering that’ll change the way you think about hoppy beers is coming your way. The brewers at New Belgium have created a new style of IPA: The Hemperor HPA. With the popularity of hoppy beers, our brewers are always on the lookout for different hop varieties and the complexities and flavors new strains can bring. That’s where hemp comes into the picture. Without getting too nerdy, we found a unique way to recreate hemp terpene flavors in a beer, which complement the inclusion of hop flavors and hemp hearts (seeds) in a brand new, delicious way—not to mention this beer is extremely dank! The flavors and aromas are so unique that it’s a style unto itself, hence HPA®."

If you watch my video review (below) you'll notice that I miss spoke. I thought that industrial hemp had already been legalized by a bill introduced earlier in the year, and was in use in this beer, but it seems that the bill has not yet passed and this beer merely "recreates" the tastes and smells of hemp using hops, but I digress....

Just give this beer one whiff and you'd swear it was brewed with hemp (or its famous cousin cannabis). The Hemperor smells DANK. Yes, the musky, herbal aroma rolling off of this 7.0% "HPA" will take you back to college or rock concert attending days.

The beer pours golden orange, but is otherwise magnifying-glass clear with a frothy head of white suds.

 Aromas of marijuana, sage, oregano and pine will smack you in your honker before you even get the glass to your nose.

It tastes much as it smells, although less intensely. Clocking in at 55IBU's, the 'hempiness" rolls back, just a smidgen, revealing a semi creamy / semi dry wheat driven beer. Honey, a higher ABV from loads more barley would have made this brew better, but kudos to New Belgium for its experiment.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Athens Encounter Arts 4 All 5k (2018) - Photo Album

 

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Superhero 5k (2018) - Photo Album




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