yet more tasting notes from the last beernesday at st. augustine's...
this time its all the bottles that we tried!
and between three of us, we tried quite a few:
elysian brewing co. avatar jasmine ipa: 6.3% has a very floral nose while the taste is an elegant balance allowing the subtle flavor of jasmine to prevail through essential hoppiness.
southern tier unearthly imperial ipa: 10% vigorously hopped high abv beer that is still eminently drinkable.
kiuchi brewery hitachino nest real ginger ale: 7% a dose of fresh ginger root added to the brew kettle creates an intriguing mix of ginger, malt-sweetness, and citrus-like aromas.
flying dog classic pale ale: 5.5% brilliant amber in color and dry hopped for an unrivaled hop flavor.
jasmine ipa: good head, clear, floral, light hops, pale, malty yet still crispy and hoppy. big floral nose. delicious at first, almost too sweet as i get further down the glass. perhaps not a session beer for me.
unearthly imperial ipa: i am a big fan of this beer! i find it really delightful and delicious and that 10% sneaks up on me every time! everyone else was a fan of it as well. i will continue to drink this beer wherever and whenever it is on the menu (and at home too of course)!!
ginger ale: i love it! reminds me of all that i found delightful in the steamworks ginger with none of what i found too cloying in the granville island attempt. its crisp and clean and so very drinkable. bridget says "i like it i REALLY like it" (and insisted that i put the emphasis in)!
classic pale ale: another fabulous beer! hoppy goodness that tickled everyone's fancy. i would definitely have this beer again (and if i'm not mistaken, they sell six packs of it at firefly and i will be there tomorrow night... survey says i shall have six more soon!), well balanced, delicious and a great way to end my night!