Ding’s Beer Blog

04/14/2013
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Comments Off on Beer Review: Back Forty Beer Company, Freckle Belly IPA

Beer Review: Back Forty Beer Company, Freckle Belly IPA

Ding Points: 74.50 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: I’ve had very little exposure and experience with Back Forty beers, but when I did, I thought they were incredibly average. This is the first … Continue reading

10/07/2012
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Comments Off on Beer Review: Stone Brewing Co., 16th Anniversary

Beer Review: Stone Brewing Co., 16th Anniversary

Ding Points: 86.00 Pour: 100.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 90.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: Bottled conditioned, August 2012. OK, the last Stone Anniversary beer that I thought was any good was 13. That beer was superb. 14 and 15 … Continue reading

09/13/2012
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Beer Review: Alpine Beer Company and New Belgium Brewing Co., Super India Pale Ale (Lips of Faith)

Ding Points: 88.50 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 90.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: Anything involving Alpine in the DIPA category usually gets my attention, so I was interested to see how this would pan out. The last New … Continue reading

05/13/2012
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Comments Off on Beer Review: Oskar Blues, Deviant Dales India Pale Ale

Beer Review: Oskar Blues, Deviant Dales India Pale Ale

Ding Points: 77.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: 32 oz growler from Hop City rather than a can from the 16 oz, tallboy 4-packs. Official word on the beer from Oskar Blues. Shiny … Continue reading

08/27/2011
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Beer Review: The Fort Collins Brewery, The Incredible Hop (Imperial India Style Wheat Ale)

Ding Points: 80.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global 80.00 Tasting Notes: Surprisingly clarity on the pour (given the Imperial India Style  Wheat Ale moniker – whatever THAT is) even if there is a little chill-haze, and … Continue reading

07/13/2011
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Comments Off on Beer Review: Three Floyds Brewing, Apocalypse Cow

Beer Review: Three Floyds Brewing, Apocalypse Cow

Ding Points: 83.50 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: 22 oz bottle from Binny’s in Clybourn, Chicago, IL. $11.99 (I think). Pour is a very attractive, orange/golden clear pour with decent carbonation. The head … Continue reading