Photo 19 Jul Kolsch from Fort Point Brewing

Nice mellow flavors. Sweet, grassy. Lots of good malt. Not quite to style, but very drinkable. 

8/10

Kolsch from Fort Point Brewing

Nice mellow flavors. Sweet, grassy. Lots of good malt. Not quite to style, but very drinkable.

8/10

Photo 27 Jun "Enjoy By" IPA from Stone

Dominated by hop flavor and aroma, unsurprisingly. Lots of grassy, pine-y flavor. Sweet malt. Bitter, but more intense in flavor than anything. 

Too much for my taste. :-/

6/10

"Enjoy By" IPA from Stone

Dominated by hop flavor and aroma, unsurprisingly. Lots of grassy, pine-y flavor. Sweet malt. Bitter, but more intense in flavor than anything.

Too much for my taste. :-/

6/10

Photo 21 Jun Lauguntias Night Time

Smokey, coffee, burnt toffee. Little bit of the signature grapefruit and sticky malt hiding in there. 

8/10

Lauguntias Night Time

Smokey, coffee, burnt toffee. Little bit of the signature grapefruit and sticky malt hiding in there.

8/10

Photo 14 Jun Landlord Pale Ale from Timmy Taylor’s in Keithley

Nice beery British hop flavors, and a pleasant bite at the end. Quite thin. Awesome malt aroma. 

7/10

Landlord Pale Ale from Timmy Taylor’s in Keithley

Nice beery British hop flavors, and a pleasant bite at the end. Quite thin. Awesome malt aroma.

7/10

Photo 24 May Latest homebrew: a British bitter

Very good! Fruity, quite dry (0.009 FG), really nice malt middle, and quite a lot of hop bitterness at the end. A bit cloudy, but I didn’t filter and this is the first glass from the bottom of keg.

9/10

Latest homebrew: a British bitter

Very good! Fruity, quite dry (0.009 FG), really nice malt middle, and quite a lot of hop bitterness at the end. A bit cloudy, but I didn’t filter and this is the first glass from the bottom of keg.

9/10

Photo 20 May Four, a wheat-based table saison from Upright

What a well-made beer. Sparkling and light, but with subtle depth of flavors. Lemony wheat up front, something like lavender in there somewhere, and a hint of tartness with a very dry finish. 

10/10

Four, a wheat-based table saison from Upright

What a well-made beer. Sparkling and light, but with subtle depth of flavors. Lemony wheat up front, something like lavender in there somewhere, and a hint of tartness with a very dry finish.

10/10

Photo 7 May Napa Smith Organic IPA

Pretty standard IPA. Quite strong. Peppery hops, viscous malt body, some catty bitterness at the end.

7/10

Napa Smith Organic IPA

Pretty standard IPA. Quite strong. Peppery hops, viscous malt body, some catty bitterness at the end.

7/10

Photo 22 Apr Revolution Anti-hero IPA

Lots of classic IPA nose and crisp citrus up front. Very prominent malt for an IPA, to the point that the finish is way more biscuity rather than bitter. Really reminds me of a Lauguntias but with less bitter at the end.

8/10

Revolution Anti-hero IPA

Lots of classic IPA nose and crisp citrus up front. Very prominent malt for an IPA, to the point that the finish is way more biscuity rather than bitter. Really reminds me of a Lauguntias but with less bitter at the end.

8/10

Photo 19 Apr Hop Cuvée pale ale from Bison in Berkeley.

Nice drinkable beer. Quite thin. Nicely balance hops with a pleasant malt body hiding there in the middle. Lots of citrus and a bit of pine.

8/10

Hop Cuvée pale ale from Bison in Berkeley.

Nice drinkable beer. Quite thin. Nicely balance hops with a pleasant malt body hiding there in the middle. Lots of citrus and a bit of pine.

8/10

Photo 15 Apr Spot the difference. Esther’s Stout and barrel-aged Esther’s stout, from Elevation 66.

They look the same but it’s amazing how different they taste. The regular stout has a soft milk-chocolate sweetness with a rich mouthfeel. The barrel-aged replaces that with a thin almost astringent sourness up front, with hints of the chocolate at the end. 

I’m a fan of sours in general, but here I prefer the regular stout.

7/10 and 5/10.

Spot the difference. Esther’s Stout and barrel-aged Esther’s stout, from Elevation 66.

They look the same but it’s amazing how different they taste. The regular stout has a soft milk-chocolate sweetness with a rich mouthfeel. The barrel-aged replaces that with a thin almost astringent sourness up front, with hints of the chocolate at the end.

I’m a fan of sours in general, but here I prefer the regular stout.

7/10 and 5/10.


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