January 18, 2023

January Beer Review (#93)

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Beer/Brewery City, State Tasting Notes Style ABV % IBU Cal On Style Look Smell Taste Mouth Feel Total Rating Pic
Banger IPA

Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Houston, TX

This is a new release which came out this month. They catagorize it as a Hazzy IPA but is does not taste hazzy.

It has notes of tropical fruit, melon, and citrus balanced by a soft bitterness and smooth mouthfeel. The color has been hazes using wheat but is still fairly clear for a hazzy.

I am not a big hazzy fan but I enjoyed this one.

Malted Barley:
2-row, Torrefied Wheat, White Wheat, Carafoam

Strata, Simcoe

English Ale


Imperial Hazzy IPA 8.4% 29   4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 Pic

30 Pieces

Back Pew Brewing Co

Porter, TX  

A big West coast double, we start by bittering with Chinook/CTZ/Simcoe, then finish it off hot side with Cascade/Centennial/Citra. After fermentation with a classic west-coast yeast, we give it a huge dry hop (yep, single but big), for a poppy aroma of danky citrus. 

If you like imperial IPAs then this is one to try.

Imperial IPA (West Coast) 8.5% 110   4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 Pic

Otto Hoppy Lager

Eighth Wonder Brewing Co

Houston, TX

This is based off their Italian Style Pilsner, Otto was tweaked and tuned to a super-charged American style Hoppy Lager. As a lager it has a clean crips taste.

Lagered IPA's are a hybrid style and imparts a unique flavor.

Lager IPA 4.8% 28   3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 Pic


Abita Brewing Co

Abita Springs, LA This is a unique, high-gravity brew made with pilsner malt, German lager yeast, and German Perle hops. Unlike other high-gravity brews, Andygator is fermented to a dry finish with a slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma. Reaching an alcohol strength of 8% by volume, it is a Helles Doppelbock. Helles Dopple Bock 8% 25   3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 Pic

Sweater Weather,

Lakewood Brewing Co

Garland, TX

This is a Belgian Winter Warmer with a strong dark taste. The beer pours a reddish-brown color with a thisl head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent retention, fading over time and leaving bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.he taste starts out with a lightly toasted bready and doughy flavor mixed with sweet tastes of caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. At the same time there are other light flavors of coffee and some light raisin tastes.

This is definetly one drank better on a cold day.

This is nothing specail but if you are a fan of this style then this is defenetly one for you to try

Belgian Strong Dark Ale 6.7% 20   3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 Pic