Odds and Ends

Beers #: 606, 607 & 608

A couple of parties over the last few weeks featured a couple of beers that were not currently registered in my diary.

Bud Light – hard to believe that during the past three plus years I haven’t been put in a situation where I had to choose between going thirsty or having a Bud Light. The occasion? My fantasy football auction. We have two divisions of sixteen teams and I was the auctioneer at the earlier draft – four hours of calling out some or all of the phrase “going once, twice, sold” forced my hand. It was cold, wet and really not much else. Taste is foul, bitter and watery. I’ll park Bud Light right next to the king at 59 points.

Next up, a Labor Day picnic at friends. There were plenty of excellent beers being poured (I brought a cooler). The host asked me if I had tried The Corruption by DC Brau – I hadn’t. The Corruption IPA is DC Brau’s take on a Pacific Northwest IPA. Comes in at 80 IBU and a 6.5% ABV. Resinous hops – earthy, pepper, pine and citrus zest. It has a malty caramel backbone but not really enough to balance The Corruption out. All in all, it’s a nice IPA – I’ll put it at 87 points.

Last of the trio of Alpine ales I received last month via trade. After drinking about half the bottle of Alpine Ale, I decided it wasn’t worth dedicating an entire post to this beer. Thank goodness it was a bonus beer. Some toast and caramel. Not much in the way of citrus. Some yeasty ethers and pepper. Really just blah. 79 points.

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