Had the chance to sip some new brews this weekend. Love veering from wine from time-to-time.
First was Flying Dog’s Single Hop HBC-431 Imperial IPA. You could sip this beer all day. And, if you did you would be in extreme trouble, both physically and financially… It’s 10% ABV and runs about $15/6-pack. I’d never had a single hop beer. You could taste some orange, apricot and it was a tiny bit thick. So good and worth the money.
Also had Blue Moon’s First Peach Ale. I love the majority of their stuff so had to try this. Could be a pro or con depending on your palate. It tasted just like peach iced tea. I am not an iced tea fan, let alone peach tea. So, I would much prefer just a traditional Blue Moon. But for some, this Seasonal could be a winner.
Have you tried either of these and have any feedback?
Per the menu: “Our “Velvet M-80” is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs)…”
Very nice and smooth, not too hoppy. Great for a summer night outside. Did not taste like 8.7%…
From the menu: “The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor…”(6.5% ABV, 60 IBU)
Could definitely taste the grape in there. A bit sweet, but not overbearing. However, definitely couldn’t drink more than one of these.
Great to try these new (to me) brews. And it was a perfect night out so got to enjoy them outside. Has anybody had them or had others they can share feedback on?