Review #116 – Ballast Point Sculpin 84/100 The Sculpin is a pretty well balanced IPA from the California based Ballast Point brewery. The beer takes its name from a fish called the sculpin, a pretty ugly species with sharp spines on its back that are able to deliver a painful and dangerous sting. This beer… Continue reading #116 Ballast Point Sculpin – The IPA with a sting!
Review #114 – LoverBeer Dama Bruna 96/100 I’ve had a few beers that have been from other breweries that have collaborated with the Italian brewery, LoverBeer – they’ve all been pretty forgettable. The Dama Bruna was the first beer that I had that was actually produced solely by LoverBeer. This barrel aged, brown ale is… Continue reading #114 LoverBeer Dama Bruna – One of the most memorable beers to pass my lips
Review #113 – Malheur 12 94/100 At 12%ABV this is a strong beer, even by Belgian standards. It’s a quadruple, so as you’d expect it has a complex nose and palate, and despite it’s high alcohol content goes down pretty easy. Appearance: Poured into a Trappist style glass the beer is a dark treacle colour… Continue reading #113 Malheur 12 – One of the best Belgian quadruples, and one of the most potent!
Review #109 Hop Nation Brewing Co – Acid Head 82/100 I’ve not managed to delve too deeply into Australia’s craft beer scene, but this seems to be the first beer that I’ve had since arriving where I’ve thought, “that’s a proper sour beer”. Out of the bottle and into the glass the beer pours a… Continue reading #109 Hop Nation Brewing Co – Acid Head
Review #108 – Coopers Pale Ale 64/100 When every beer that passes your lips is usually a craft beer, your standard beers can seem somewhat tame in comparison; but they definitely have their place, since sometimes you want to kick back, sink a few beers with your friends and enjoy the more subtle flavours of… Continue reading #108 Coopers Pale Ale – One of the better bog standard Aussie beers
Review #102 – Wild Yak Pacific Ale 66/100 Appearance: pours a light straw colour with a slight cloudiness, producing a thin white head which disperses pretty quickly. Nose: fresh coriander, green papaya and lemongrass. Palate: the bottle describes the palate pretty accurately with this one, “melon and passion fruit”. Passion fruit is certainly the predominant… Continue reading #102 Matilda Bay Brewing Wild Yak Pacific Ale – A Pretty Solid Pacific Pale Ale and Widely Available in Australia
Review #101 – James Squire Jack of Spades Porter 60/100 I’ve really neglected my beer and whisky reviewing lately, this has been due to travelling on a budget. Back in January Becky and I set off on our travels around Asia, after some deliberation on where should be our next destination to make money we… Continue reading #101 James Squire Jack of Spades Porter – A Porter Which Leans More Towards the Delicate Side of the Spectrum