Thursday, December 2, 2010

Newscastle Summer Ale, and a bombardment of Torpedoes

Tried Newcastle Summer Ale last night. Not bad, and I'm glad Newcastle finally put something in a brown bottle, not one of those light-inflicted clear ones. Honestly, can't really say I'd buy it again, except that it was 4.99 for the six pack. Refreshing, light bodied, almost a citrus zest quality to it. Basically, everything you'd expect from a summer ale, but still with a weird hint of their standard brown in there. Maybe it has something to do with the malt, or the yeast strain.

After the Newcastle, moved on to a few Sierra Nevada Torpedoes. For a long time I've been saying they are my go-to IPA, and they still are, but you gotta be real careful with them. Dangerously delicious, at 7% abv they can sneak up on you. Oh well, I think without a few of these the new Clash of the Titans may not have been as bearable.

Next on the table, brewing club-brewed coffee porter (my recipe), and maybe I'll finally get off my ass and brew something for myself!

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