Showing posts with label Manitoba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manitoba. Show all posts

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Half Pints Humulus Ludicrous

Ratebeer 3.75/5 97th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +4

I picked up this bottle at Firefly quite a while ago. The nose was a virtual hop soup. All the aromas are available for your pleasure: floral, citrus, spices and cotton candy. The taste is a massive hop assault on the bitter side. Ludicrous has all the citrus and cotton candy your palate can handle. There is barely enough bread and caramel malts to hide this hop behemoth. There was no carbonation and the mouthfeel was slightly acidic. Oddly it was not astringent but creamy and silky.

Aftertaste +2

There was a long earthy and floral bitter ending. It coated everything and left an healthy alcohol warmth.

Alcohol Content +1 8%

Value +1

This is a must for hopheads. A special mention for great wax dipped packaging.

Ingame Enhancement +1

The zombies must not like hops; whenever I burped they just fell over.

Overall 9/10

This perhaps the best object to every come out of Winnipeg. Truly a great and massive IPA.

Dogfish Head 90min IPA
Unearthly Imperial IPA
Hop Stoopid Ale

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fort Garry Dark Ale

Fort Garry Dark Ale

Ratebeer 2.79 27th percentile
Beer Advocate C+

Located in beautiful Winnipeg, the Fort Garry Brewing Company has been producing this dark ale for the enjoyment of all Manitobans. This is one more reason why I have no plans to visit this cold rock of a province.

Taste -1

The nose was ever so slight of roast and digested fruit (aka. vomit). No surprise to me the taste is no better; thin demerara sugar, acid and brunt white bread.

Aftertaste -1

The lingering was too acidic and tasted of golden pancake syrup.

Alcohol Content 0 5%

There really is nothing redeeming about this beer.

Value 0

It wasn't too bad; thankfully I never bought it.
Ingame Enhancement -1

I never played a lot this night because I had to leave to brush my teeth. The flavours would not get out of my mouth. When I finally returned, all the other players had gone to bed.

Overall -3/10

May I suggest we start a telethon to raise funds and send good beer the Manitoba?

Hitachino Nest XH (-3)

Rolling Rock Light (-4)
Pacific Pilsner (-4)