Archive for pale ale

Green Flash IPA

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 28, 2009 by Mick

gfipaI was introduced to this hoppy Indian Pale Ale on the most beautiful spring day in Berkeley, CA.

I dont usually get alot of cohorts when i suggest an IPA on a hot day, because it sits a little heavy (kind of like a loaf of bread in your gut) but i wanted to try it, and my friends were down.

Sure enough, in addition to the super hoppy snap on the lips, there was an element of grapefruits and citrus that refreshed anything you once though was heavy.

Even your Aunt Ruth.

Im damn glad i found this one, and look forward to pounding a couple pints of these here and there.

My score is a sunny 89 out of 100.


He’brew Genesis Ale

Posted in beer with tags , , on March 21, 2009 by Mick





I need to kvetch just a little…


I had one of these for the first time about two years ago, but i was shithoused, so i dont remember the taste.


Fast forward to today, and i can see why.


The taste is not at all memorable, but everything else is.


It, like its body and color, is a very relaxed smooth beer that is not as hoppy as it should be for a pale ale….i expected a little more pop off pof the end note, but it left me hanging…


I felt pilsnered.


At any rate, its still a refreshing swig, and i will most likely continue to drink this beer on a summer day.


Now feel free to kibbutz about it.


My score – 71 out of 100.