Beer Reviews

Personal Beer Review: Grizzly Paw Barley Wine 2016 Vintage Edition

Personal Beer Review: Grizzly Paw Barley Wine 2016 Vintage Edition

The Grizzly Paw Barley Wine 2016 Vintage Edition was an enjoyable and satisfying beer in the barley wine category. Even though it packed a high ABV, and some in your face boozy character go with it, it never seemed to overwhelm the flavor complexity.

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Tool Shed The Dangerous Wolfman

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Tool Shed The Dangerous Wolfman

I think I understood what they were going for on the Parallel 49 / Tool Shed The Dangerous Wolfman collaboration, but the saison funkiness is too much flavor for the rest of the beer, and throws the balance off. This was an interesting tasting experience, and I'm happy to have tried it out.

Personal Beer Review: 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter

Personal Beer Review: 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter

The 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter is an enjoyable porter style beer with elements of complexity. Even though the balance and aromas were average, it is one of the better porters I've had through 2018 and 2019.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro

The Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro sets a reliable benchmark for what a good nitro stout should be. Coffee, almonds, chocolate, salt, all balanced, along with an enjoyable sweet creamy mouthfeel that anchors everything together. This one is sure to be in my regular rotation.

Personal Beer Review: Devil's Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA

Personal Beer Review: Devil’s Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA

The Devil's Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA is a hop forward creamy IPA with enough sweetness to keep things balanced and interesting. Although a tall bottle is usually more than I'd want to have in a single session, the overall experience was good enough that I ended up finishing it.

Personal Beer Review: Outcast Last Minute Stout

Personal Beer Review: Outcast Last Minute Stout

The Outcast Last Minute Stout has a tasty Nutella flavor experience. Vanilla, hazelnuts, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, all with a creamy mouthfeel. This was an enjoyable stout experience that I will revisit in the future.

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!

Usually when I see brewery collaborations like the Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!, I stay clear, as I haven't had enjoyable experiences in the past. This collaboration between Parallel 49 Brewing and Blindman Brewing hits all on some great high notes, satisfying my palate with great citrus complexity that doesn't become fatiguing.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Fortunate Islands

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Fortunate Islands

The Modern Times Fortunate Islands is a mash up of two different styles, and I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it. I'm always eager to try new beers that push the style envelope, and this beer does a great job of it.