Posts Tagged ‘a little sumpin’ extra’

dry hopped st. rogue red

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

dry hopped st. rogue red in the glass

I spied a bomber of rogue’s dry hopped st. rogue red on the shelf last week at bevmo while on a staple beer run (i.e., grabbing as many bombers of stone 13th and lagunitas little sumpin’ extra I could get my mitts on), so I figured I’d give it a shot.

  • the brew had a great rocky head that lasted for quite some time, along with a strong ruby color.
  • however, it had a mild, grassy hop aroma and flavor and a mediocre malt backbone (although the pacman yeast kept the overall beer pretty clean).
  • I have a strong hunch this beer had been sitting around for quite some time before I got my hands on it.  I mean, a dry hopped beer with little hop aroma??
  • I’ll have to try this guy again.  it was on draft at their pub last time I was there

dry hopped st. rogue red bottle

pint of dry hopped st. rogue red

lagunitas 2009 correction ale

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

2009 correction ale

last night I cracked open a bottle of 2009 correction ale from lagunitas, an IPA that had been released in april but that I had been sitting on for months.

  • after popping the top and taking a sip, I immediately regretted not doing this earlier so that I could have stocked up on more of this brew.
  • this IPA has a huge hop aroma and bite (even after sitting for half a year!) without leaving any lingering bitterness on the tongue.
  • it is also balanced and quite drinkable at 6.3%.
  • although I regret not having this as a go-to beer of the summer, I can at least have a little solace after stocking up on some bombers of a little sumpin’ extra (review to come).

2009 correction ale bottle

2009 correction ale in the glass