Karl Strauss – Tower 10

Brewery: Karl Strauss in San Diego, California  Style: IPA  ABV: 7%  RateBeer: 77/100  Pour: Pale orange colour with a thin white head.   I still remember the first time I had this beer. I went to a party of friends of my girlfriend. We had been dating a few months. We stopped to get drinks on the way and I grabbed a six pack of this think it was the Pintail … Continue reading Karl Strauss – Tower 10

Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California  Style: Gose with lime and agave  ABV: 4.9%  IBUs: 6  RateBeer: 57/100  Pour: Straw light yellow in colour with a thin white head  The 2018 version of Otra Vez is a vast improvement on the original version. The addition of lime and agave give this beer a lovely fruitiness and takes away any of the tart sourness, making this an easy drinking beer. Corona drinkers would actually enjoy … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez

Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2018

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California Style: Märzen ABV: 6% IBUs: 20 RateBeer: 91/100  Pour: Dark orange hue with a small white head on pour Another collar with Weihenstephan, this years version of their annual Oktoberfest beer is again a Märzen but with a slightly higher ABV. The colour and flavour is more malt driven with a crisp, sweet aftertaste. If rating Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest beers, I still think 2016 was … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2018

El Segundo Brewing Company – Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA

Brewery: El Segundo Brewing Company in Los Angeles, California Style: IPA ABV: 6.7% Rate Beer: 90 Pour: Crystal straw yellow with decent head on pour. Awwww hell yeah. Austin 3:16 just said I whooped your ass, with this easy drinking IPA. Collaboration with former WWE wrestle Stone Cold Steve Austin, this light grain bill with Cascade, Chinook and Citra hops is a very smashable beer. A … Continue reading El Segundo Brewing Company – Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA

Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Co in San Diego, California Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 70 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Golden citrus orange colour.  They call it their hazy IPA. I assume their take on a NEIPA. It doesn’t look hazy and not much different to their unfiltered Sculpin. Strong citrus flavours with orange, mandarin, grapefruit and tangerine. Juicy and easy drinking. A few of these on … Continue reading Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Weihenstephaner collab with Sierra Nevada – Braupakt

Brewery: Weihenstephaner in Bavaria, Germany & Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: Hefe Weissbier ABV: 6% IBUs: 35 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Opaque golden yellow with a big white foamy head Crisp, zesty Hefeweizen with nice wheat flavours and little bit of hop zing in the tail. Two classic breweries coming together to make a great beer in time for the Northern hemisphere summer. I … Continue reading Weihenstephaner collab with Sierra Nevada – Braupakt

Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: DIPA ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 60 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Beautiful golden colour and strong biscuit nose  Sometimes you don’t have to go over the top with hops for DIPA. This just takes their Torpedo and increases the hop and grain bill to give a lighter colour and crisper drinking beer. I’m sure regular readers know my love for … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet