Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company)

Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company) Style: Imperial Red Ale aged in Chardonnay Barrels 11% ABV From: Ipswich, MA Brewery’s Note: “Look there, floating over idyllic Belmont, that’s a non-rigid airship. it’s got metric tons of helium packed in an inflatable envelope, it’s the Clown Shoes Blimp! This Imperial Red Ale was aged in CA Chardonnay barrels for two of the best human beings: Kate and … Continue reading Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company)

Tröegs Nugget Nectar (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial/Double Amber/Red Ale or India Red Ale 7.5% ABV 93ish IBU’s Color (SRM): Straw / Orange Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich Hops: Nugget, Warrior, Tomahawk, Simcoe, Palisade HopBack Hops: Nugget Yeast: Ale Brewer’s Note: “Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up! Nugget Nectar Ale will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting … Continue reading Tröegs Nugget Nectar (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Red-oric – 2012 Imperial Red Ale Beer Camp #65 (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial American Amber/Red Ale 8.0% ABV   See Review of Oatmeal Stout for my review of the Beer Camp labels.   The beer pours a deep dark candied red, bordering on brown with a nice clear body and a good flow of carbonation bubbles.  The head is big, rocky, and mountainous, with sticky fat globs of lacing moving up the sides of the glass … Continue reading Red-oric – 2012 Imperial Red Ale Beer Camp #65 (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

G’Knight (Oskar Blues Brewery)

Style: Imperial Amber/ Double India Pale Ale 8.7% ABV 60 IBU Notes:  This beer is brewed as a tribute to Gordon Knight, a titan in the Colorado craft brewing industry. Read more about the beer and the man here:   Canned on 02/28/12 As always with Oscar Blues I love the can.  They still have the same basic mountainscape design, and I still love … Continue reading G’Knight (Oskar Blues Brewery)