Are You Ready Steve? by SingleCut Beersmiths
Tasting: May 26, 2017
Beer # 1,067
Like most of SingleCut’s beers, the name comes from the lyrics of a song. This time Are You Ready Steve? comes from the song Ballroom Blitz by Sweet.
A lot of unripened fruit going on in this beer. Very succinct and potent orange rind, green pineapple and some herbal qualities. Another solid beer from SingleCut Beersmiths. I’ll say 90 points.
Harry Doesn’t Mind by SingleCut Beersmiths
Tasting: May 27, 2017
Beer # 1,068
Another beer, another song lyric. Did you guess? The dog may be from the Dire Straits video, Money for Nothing but the specific lyric is from Dire Straits, Sultans of Swing. Not sure why but every time I hear that song it reminds me of Freshman Baseball practice. I think I just bought the 8-Track (yes, I’m old enough to have bought those). I played the bejeebers out of that song.
As far as the beer, really nicely polished with a lot of complexity. Peach, mango and definitely some citrus rind. A boozy astringency cuts through a syrupy sweet base. Very drinkable, 91 points.
Jenny Said Singlecut Beersmiths
Tasting: June 10, 2017
Style: Double-Dry Hopped IPA
Beer #: 1,069
And we go to Lou Reed’s song, Rock & Roll. “Jenny Said that when she was 5-years-old, you know that nothing’s happenin’ at all”
Lots happenin’ in this Double-Dry Hopped IPA. Peach, nectarine, white grapes. Jenny said this is an easy drinker, I said, 90 points.