Showing posts with label Lost Coast. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lost Coast. Show all posts

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Double Trouble IPA (Lost Coast)

Never before have I felt like I was cheating while drinking. This was the only time. One expensive pint was enjoyed at Veneto Lounge in secret. Normally I am a Clive's regular; drinking here almost felt like I was betraying my friends. At least the beer was tasty.

Double Trouble IPA = 7/10
Ratebeer 3.48 93th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

This was certainly a big WCIPA; the nose was bang on with pink grapefruit and cotton candy. Again the taste was big and sweet. Double Trouble slapped your tongue with pine, cotton candy and sweet pink grapefruit. The malts from this chewy, medium-full mouthfeel brew carried a mild caramel character. On the way out, only a light lingering of ruby red grapefruit and pine was left. It was not astringent at all - only smooth. A good, sweet WCIPA with flavour to spare.

Taste +4
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content +1 8.5%
Value 0 ($9 a pint!)
Appearance +1

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tangerine Wheat (Lost Coast)

Tangerine Wheat (Lost Coast)

Ratebeer 2.98 41st percentile
Beer Advocate B-

I first sampled this beer at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2008. I thought it might be something the wife might like.

Taste +3

It is what it is; a nose of wheat beer (citrus and grain) heavily punctuated with sweet tangerine aroma. There was no carbonation worth mentioning. Surprisingly light and refreshing, with the added tangy tangerine sweetness. Luckily it was not too sweet.

Aftertaste +1

It lingers on with the same taste as the first sip; but changes to a slight bitterness at the back of the mouth.

Alcohol Content 0 5%

Value +1

It was a nice, light summer beer that I would get again. Only to be drunk on a hot day on the patio.

Ingame Enhancement 0

Sat on the couch and watched a movie. I couldn't relax because I knew somewhere virtual zombies were plotting against me. Maybe it was because I was watching Casino Royale; finale a real bond is back!

Overall 5/10

The original rating was 4/10 at the Beer fest. It is a little different and worth trying once.

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