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New Beer Blog New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going get into another beer from New Belgium Brewery.  It is their Rampant Imperial IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Mile High craft brewery.  It is really Fort Collins but you get it.  Let us get into this Imperial IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head on this Imperial India Pale Ale. The aroma has a heavy earthly to herbal notes along with grassy notes. The taste has a heavy earthy to herbal and grassy notes. The aftertaste has an interesting peach finish. It is a sipping beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

Burly and bitter,  Rampant Imperial IPA, pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand up this Imperial India Pale Ale, and Rampant IPA’s finish is bone-dry.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

In the end, what is there to say about Imperial whatever at the same price as their everyday beers.  This beer has a huge value.  I love when craft brewery do something like this for their beer drinkers.  This beer is a big and bond and in your face.  This is my go Imperial IPA.  They are featuring hops that I love to death.  I am talking about Mosaic and Centennial.  I love this beer and I know the brewery knows it. It is by far my favorite brew from New Belgium Brewery.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram: @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Coronado Brewing Idiot IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a special release every year from Coronado Brewing Company.  It is their Idiot IPA Imperial India Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Coronado Brewing.  Let us get into Imperial India Pale Ale.

It has a cloudy golden color without a head on this Imperial IPA. The aroma has a heavy citrus notes.  The taste has a heavy citrus notes. The aftertaste has a heavy citrus to hop bitter finish. It is a sipping beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

It doesn’t take a genius to know quality West Coast IPA’s require a stupid amount of hops.  A generous blend of Nugget hops and the four C’s – Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus – brings forth a myriad of tropical fruit flavors and a brawny, persistent bitterness that makes for a highly intelligent brew.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.coronadobrewingcompany.com

Twitter:  @coronadobrewing

Closing, Anyone can make imperial IPA. The question is you need to ask.  Is this one a good one? Idiots can throw a ton a hops into a brew kettle to hide a ton of mistakes in their beer.  This Double IPA is one of the bad ones. The malty backbone is pretty weak and it is not strong enough to cut through the hop bitterest.  This beer to me taste like hop water beer.  It takes a genius and smart brewmaster to make a good Imperial IPA.  I think you need to take some lessons from your neighbor down the street.  They are always finding away to change and do something different with their Double and Imperial IPA.  I do not really recommend this beer.  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter: @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Beer Stores In Southeast Michigan Part 2


In this beer blog, we are going to talk more about the liquor stores in my area and market.  This is a follow-up from a blog that I wrote about year ago.   I just find some of these stores do things that are good or bad and craft or import beer drinkers should know.  I see some stores that are under charging and there are others that are over charging.  Let us get into each of the stores.

Wine palace

If you live in the Livonia or Westland area, you know about this liquor store.  They have a great liquor and wine selection.  I have been told that they have some gems over there too.  We are here to talk about the beer selection.  They have a great craft beer and import selection.  Just like everywhere else, you do need to watch code dates.  If they know you are one of their regulars, you will get some of the one off or limited releases.  They have a great Import selection and a nice beer cave.  Their prices are one of the best in town.  Their prices go pretty well against the Meijer down the street.  Overall, this is a place to check out.

Marcus Market

This place is located in the Wayne State area.  They have an average to below average beer selection. The huge problem with this store is they are not on top of their stuff.  What I mean, they do not know what most of their beer and product cost in their store.  Their prices are pretty high or way too low.  For example, which I have many, Blake’s 6 pack cans for $19.99, which should be around $9.99 and 10.99 like other stores.  Bell’s Planet Series Uranus single bottle (12oz) for $4.99.  While other stores are charges $2.99.  There is some cider and beer that are under cost.  There is a cider from Blakes that other stores charge $24.99.  They were charging $9.99.  They do not have too many rare beers or ciders, however, they have a great Mead selection just watch the prices.  Their little restaurant in the back of the store is a most try.  Asides  that, stay away from this store.

Forrest

This is another place not far from Wayne State either.  Their prices are pretty good.  They are little high but not by much.  They have a pretty good beer selection for craft beers and ciders.  This is a great store when you want some cheap beer with a good craft beer.  They get a ton of rare and limited craft beers and ciders. You will need to ask guys behind the counter. They have a nice staff and they are willing to help their customers.  I highly recommend this store.  If you are in the Wayne State area, come here and not Marcus Market.

Holiday Market Royal Oak

I have been here a few times.  I have not been here in a while.  I just know if I cannot find a beer in my area.  I can take a trip to the east side of the City of Detroit to get it.  They have an awesome craft beer and cider selection. I know many of friends said if you are a regular. You will get some of the one off and limited releases.  If you live on the east side, I highly recommend this place.

Closing, I know there are so many other stores and I know that I keep forgetting some of them.  Please, let me know about them and I will check them out.  I will do a write-up on them.  I hope you learn something from reading this post.  Let me know about your thoughts.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Une Année Brewery Maya Belgian Imperial India Pale Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into one of my favorite craft brewery from Chicago.  It is Une Année Brewery and it is Maya Belgian Imperial India Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their stout, you know the history of this young and upcoming craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to this Chicago base craft brewery.  Let us get into this Imperial IPA.

It has a cloudy copper color with a white constant head. The smell has a slight citrus notes. The taste has a funky sweet citrus notes with slight carbonation notes. The aftertaste has a sweet malty to citrus notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.uneannee.com):

Maya – Belgian IPA

ABV: 7.6% – Inspired by the founder’s daughter, and just like her, truly a one of a kind. A uniquely dryhopped Belgian Golden Ale with a subtle sweetness and a lot of mischievous tones. Don’t be disarmed by her easy going nature, she packs quite a punch.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.uneannee.com

Twitter:  @uneannee

Closing, I am so happy to see this craft brewery having some success and start moving their beers out of the Chicagoland area.  I love the name of this craft brewery.  It is the French word for one year.  There is some nice packaging.  They did a great job color and aroma.  There is a nice balance in the taste profile.  I love it and it is pretty drinking brew.  This is a great brewery and I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13