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Posts Tagged ‘July 4th’

Scuttlebutt Amber Ale

Posted by dugpark on July 7, 2008

One of the last pre July 4th beers on the list to blog about.  Scuttlebutt Amber Ale hales from the Great Northwest… only about 15 miles from my home, actually.  I first encountered these folks at a small restaurant in Mukilteo and have sought them out ever since.  They do make fine brew…

This one was fine, as well, but to be honest, it received luke warm reception from the patrons at Shay Cul de Sac de Park… good color, good head, but that is just it… all good.  It wasn’t one of those Middle of the Road types that you don’t want to have but once in a very blue moon, but it might be one that requires the right setting to be truly enjoyed.  It doesn’t stand on its own very well.

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road

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Great Divide Samurai

Posted by dugpark on July 5, 2008

Another pre July 4th celebration taster, Great Divide Samurai.  I remember this beer because I thought it was a light and tasty lager or pale ale.  I was very wrong.  This beer is an unfiltered ale that is brewed with rice malts that all come together and make it a super easy to drink, crip, clean beer.  I was quite impressed and this one may be the top beer from Great Divide for me… came in a sampler 12 pack.

JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again

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Dogfish Head Aprihop

Posted by dugpark on July 5, 2008

Second pre-July 4th beer… and still barely catching up after mucho, mucho pyrotechnics last night.  Dogfish Head Aprihop was first tasted at the Washington Brewers Festival on Father’s Day.  Since that time, I have wanted to get a bottle or two and they had 4 packs at the Top Food and Drug in Snohomish, so there you go. 

As far as flavored ales go, this isn’t the most flavorful but that is ok.  It has a very, very subtle hint of apricot.  Luckily there is good, solid beer to back it up and so the overall experience is quite nice.  This isn’t the beer of your dreams, by any means, but it is good and tasty.  If you are willing to spend the ~$2.50 per bottle, not bad… because of that, though, I probably won’t buy it again.  That whole value for money thing gets you sometimes.

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road

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Dick’s Mountain Amber Ale

Posted by dugpark on July 4, 2008

Had one hell of a pre July 4th weekend impromptu party last night.  Ended up trying 4 or 5 new beers and now have to catch up… so here goes with the short and sweet version of Dick’s Mountain Amber Ale.

Overall this was a very strong and very good amber ale.  Maybe one of the hoppiest ambers I have had in a while, this beer tasted like a darker, maltier IPA.  Very tasty with the sphaghetti we had last night.  Deep amber color with a good sized head and a very potent nose.  Very tasty indeed.

JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again

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