I often think back to what first drew me to IPAs. Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA and Ballast Point Big Eye. Both malty, hoppy goodness. Stone Brewing and Brew Dog bringing hops to the forefront.
Brewery: Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan Style: Watermelon and Sea Salt Gose ABV: 4.6% IBUs: 10 Rate Beer: 66/100 Pour: Golden rustic yellow in colour. Small head that doesn’t retain. I always end up disappointed by watermelon beers. They end up tasting like fake sugar and nothing like a crisp fresh watermelon in summer. The […]
Brewery: Founders in Grand Rapids, Michigan Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 11.8% Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Dark black with a thin tan head Sweet coffee/chocolate boozy goodness. I had this on tap before cracking this bottle to celebrate quitting a horrible job. Some people don’t realise how much of an asshole they are. Just like some beers […]
Brewery: Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA Style: Fruit Beer ABV: 8% Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Pale cherry red colour with no head First mouthful was a big slice of sweet cherry pie. Behind the sticky sweetness is more sugary bourbon flavours from the oak barrels it aged in. Hides the ABV a little too […]
Brewery: Founders in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA Style: Triple IPA ABV: 12% IBUs: 112 Rate Beer: 99/100 Pour: Caramel red colour with a thin head on pour Dry hopped with a lazy 10 different hop varieties, this beast has the smell of a barleywine and a taste that matches. There’s sweet dried fruit flavours in there […]
Brewery: Founders Brewing Co, in Michigan USA Style: Pale Ale ABV: 5.4% IBUs: 35 Rate Beer: 78/100 Pour: Golden yellow with a good foamy head that lasts most of the glass Smooth, almost creamy pale ale. Very easy to drink. This is the beer I imagine my best mate and me would sit and drink all day in a pub in Michigan, […]
Brewery: Founders, in Michigan USA Style: Barrel Aged Bourbon Stout ABV: 12.4% IBUs: 70 Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Deep black with slight coffee tan head Imperial stout with strong dark chocolate and coffee flavours. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels this beer is legendary and for the first time available in Australia. This is smooth as silk and is like […]
Brewery: Founders Brewery, Michigan, USA Style: Black Imperial IPA ABV: 8.9% IBUs: 100 Rate Beer: 97/100 Pour: Black with minimal head An imperial stout style IPA with strong dark chocolate flavours along with coffee bean and roasted barley flavour. Smoky/ashen aftertaste. Good to let sit and breath before consuming like a stout or porter. Brewed with Chinook […]