Planned to drink this on a walk around the block. Came home once to share an ounce with my roommate. Came home a second time so I could enjoy it from proper glassware. Sublime balance, truly novel integration of vegetable and roast. Decadent, stunning.
Purchased at Lacombe Park SpiritsEarned the Hopped Up (Level 90) badge! Earned the Gourd to the Last Drop (Level 8) badge!
Hits like a forward-thinking hazy pale should, with an interesting blend of bright hops and a smooth body. Hops presented a lime-forward fruitiness, fresh, with only a lil’ kick of lingering bitterness. Something weird in the water, like hot rubber.
Purchased at 121 Jasper Liquor StoreEarned the Haze for Days (Level 28) badge!
A relatively simple profile of light acidity, ripe blueberry, and a clean malt bill. Far from a heavy hitter, but the percentage carries the flavors well, and the gorgeous color reflects a good amount of fruit. Plain Jane and somewhat rustic.
Acidic malts where I want lusciousness, a flat finish where I want sweetness. Well-rendered in many regards, like the cocoa and roasted nut interplay, but aggressively sharp and single-noted for what other imperial ales offer. It’s fine, not a favorite.Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 12) badge!
Simple and nondescript, aggressively carbonated for the light flavors it packs. Questionable aroma. Low on stone fruit, instead mineralic, off-dry, lackluster yogurt tang. Not so much a misstep as a vacant wander, which isn’t always a bad thing.
Purchased at Little Guy Liquor StoreEarned the Pucker Up (Level 94) badge!