Showing posts with label Russian River. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russian River. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pliny the Elder and adrenaline shots

Flavius: EPI-PEN, EPI-PEN I need my adrenaline shot!!
Meterman: For noobs sake, what now?
F: I'm having an anaphylactic reaction to this beer. I'm sweating, having difficulty breathing and I'm blacking out.
M: It is true that anaphylactic type reactions have occurred after the consumption of beer, but this is not your problem. You have fallen out of your chair and your fat cat is sitting on your face.
F: Oh, that explains the sensation of the furry tongue.

Pliny the Elder

Ratebeer 4.22 100th percentile
Beer Advocate A+

I picked this beer up in Seattle because it was mentioned as one of the top 50 beers according to

Taste +5

This is exceptionally smooth for a double IPA. The smell is as expected fresh pine, with light citrus (grapefruit/orange) hop and vanilla. Right at the start the hops bite you with pineapple and grass. The caramel/biscuit malt follows smoothly thereafter. At the end the hops revisit, but they are not very resiny. It is more a creamy citrus with light pine. This is one smooth brew.

Aftertaste +1

The fade is slow with lingering tastes of vanilla and grapefruit/pineapple.
Alcohol Content +1 8%

Value +1

This brew is glorious, I plan to sample when I return.

Ingame Enhancement +1

We finally finished Mercy on expert mode. It was odd that they old guys didn't die once.


The accolades are well deserved. This is a very balanced and smooth double IPA. It is hard for a double IPA to be smooth, but this one has done it well.

Damnation and Conspiracies
Racer 5 IPA and the Bailout
Green Flash Imperial IPA

Monday, August 3, 2009

Damnation and Conspiracies

Flavius: There is a conspiracy concerning the election in Iran
Meterman: WTF has your head been this week.
F: Hidden powers in Iran are thwarting the democratic process for their own financial gain.
M: Right! They plan to maintain control of Iran's oil reserves.
F: Nope, the clothing mafia wants to sell more of the cool jacket that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad always wears.

Damnation (Russian River)
Belgian Strong Ale

Ratebeer 3.75 96th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +4

Honestly, I do drink beers than strong Belgians. Big nose on this one; bready, grains, yeast and dried apricots. This is the way Unibroue is supposed to taste; very smooth with hints of fresh bread, yeast (not too much), apricots, spice (nutmeg and cloves). The body has a medium feel and a dry finish.

Aftertaste +2

This brew coats your mouth with a long lingering sensation of spicy bread.

Alcohol Content +1 7.75%

Oddly you can't taste it too much.

Value +1

This was a nice strong, pale Belgian. Much better that the Unibroues IMHO.
Ingame Enhancement +1

This was another Seattle beer. I think Gord and I sat in the hotel room and played 'Lets drink good beer'.

Overall 9/10

I thought this was a good pale (blond) Belgian strong ale. Much prefered over the Unibroue.

Unibroue 1/4 Century and Professional help

Tripel Karmeliet