Photo 12 Sep Wow! Sour! Yum!

8/10

Wow! Sour! Yum!

8/10

Photo 13 Aug Lost Coast’s 25th anniversary 

A limited release Dubbel. Authentic. Floral, almost candy sweetness. A nice bite at the end. Very sticky mouthfeel. 

7/10

Lost Coast’s 25th anniversary

A limited release Dubbel. Authentic. Floral, almost candy sweetness. A nice bite at the end. Very sticky mouthfeel.

7/10

Photo 13 Aug Mysterious Ale, from Coachella Valley Brewing Co

When we asked what beer it was the waitress said “An ale.”, hence my Mysterious Ale moniker. In actual fact it’s a pretty mediocre IPA, as far as I can tell. Overpowering flavor hops in the middle is the only notable feature. 

6/10

Wife rating: 3/10 (partly due to false marketing from our waitress)

Mysterious Ale, from Coachella Valley Brewing Co

When we asked what beer it was the waitress said “An ale.”, hence my Mysterious Ale moniker. In actual fact it’s a pretty mediocre IPA, as far as I can tell. Overpowering flavor hops in the middle is the only notable feature.

6/10

Wife rating: 3/10 (partly due to false marketing from our waitress)

Photo 13 Aug Mysterious Ale, from Coachella Valley Brewing Co

When we asked what beer it was the waitress said “An ale.”, hence my Mysterious Ale moniker. In actual fact it’s a pretty mediocre IPA, as far as I can tell. Overpowering flavor hops in the middle is the only notable feature. 

6/10

Wife rating: 3/10 (partly due to false marketing from our waitress)

Mysterious Ale, from Coachella Valley Brewing Co

When we asked what beer it was the waitress said “An ale.”, hence my Mysterious Ale moniker. In actual fact it’s a pretty mediocre IPA, as far as I can tell. Overpowering flavor hops in the middle is the only notable feature.

6/10

Wife rating: 3/10 (partly due to false marketing from our waitress)

Photo 8 Aug A flight at Karl Strauss

The Pacifica Session IPA is interesting, but doesn’t really taste like an IPA, but it’s interesting. Lots of citrus, some peach or something. Strangely light and cloudy. 8/10

The Red Trolley is as good on draught as in the bottle. A masterfully balanced. Deserves it’s gold medals. 9/10

Off the Rails is a double Red Trolley. It’s also very well done. Chewy toffee. Hides it’s 8.5% very well.

A flight at Karl Strauss

The Pacifica Session IPA is interesting, but doesn’t really taste like an IPA, but it’s interesting. Lots of citrus, some peach or something. Strangely light and cloudy. 8/10

The Red Trolley is as good on draught as in the bottle. A masterfully balanced. Deserves it’s gold medals. 9/10

Off the Rails is a double Red Trolley. It’s also very well done. Chewy toffee. Hides it’s 8.5% very well.

Photo 8 Aug Endless Summer Light, from Karl Strauss

Not much of anything. 3.4% and it shows. 

6/10

Endless Summer Light, from Karl Strauss

Not much of anything. 3.4% and it shows.

6/10

Photo 8 Aug Karl Strauss Amber

A very mild amber. Not much hop there at all, and very little toffee or carmel, or even malt at all. Thin. A really awesome dry biscuit finish. 

7/10.

Karl Strauss Amber

A very mild amber. Not much hop there at all, and very little toffee or carmel, or even malt at all. Thin. A really awesome dry biscuit finish.

7/10.

Photo 31 Jul Vanderghinste Oud Bruin, a Flanders brown

Nice and sour, but with a sweet body too. Quite accessible for a sour beer. 

7/10

Vanderghinste Oud Bruin, a Flanders brown

Nice and sour, but with a sweet body too. Quite accessible for a sour beer.

7/10

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


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