In this beer blog, we are getting into another beer from 21st Amendment Brewery. It is their Toaster Pastry India Red 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 this California base craft brewery. Let us get into this red IPA.
It has a clear red color with a white constant head. The aroma has a citrus with hints of nutty notes. The taste has a sweet malty to biscuit notes with a strawberry jam aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Our first beer out of our new brewery is an homage to its former life as a toaster pastry factory.
Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark Crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the hop back for a toasty-sweet aroma.
In the end, I always love picking up new beers from this brewery. It does not matter what the craft brewery puts out. My last trip to Ohio, I was happy to see this beer on their shelves at Joseph Beverage Center. There is a nice balance on this beer. I like it. I do not think this brewery puts out a bad beer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another past fall seasonal from Sierra Nevada Brewery. It is their Flipside Red IPA. 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 this legendary craft brewery. Let us get into this red IPA.
It has a dark red color with a white constant head. The aroma has a malty to citrus notes. The taste has a citrus to hints of tropical notes. The aftertaste has a bitter tropical finish. It is an extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Flipside Red IPA is a rebuttal to the mild-mannered beers of summer. Tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors from the use of whole – cone Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial hops are the perfect notes for this in – between season.
Just when it feels like the dog days will never end, suddenly, the switch is flipped, the air gets cooler and it’s clear that autumn is on the way. Featuring a ruby-red hue, restrained malt body and abundant tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors from the use of Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops, Flipside red IPA is the perfect beer for fall.
In the end, I feel the same way on the Flipside Red IPA like I do on their Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale. I miss this beer. I am not a huge fan with Lager but I love their Pale Ale that are in their Fall Sampler Pack. I have to be honest. I love having this beer and their brown ale in six-pack or twelve-pack. There is not too many good red IPA’s on the market. This one is a good one. There is a nice balance on this beer. It is a nice drinkable but it can be a sipping beer. It is perfect beer for a fall days. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from Latitude 42 Brewery. It is their Red Beard’s India Style Red Ale. There is not much history on this Michigan craft brewery. I know they opened their doors some time last year. They are one of the best young Michigan craft brewery. They are packaging their beers in cans like most Michigan craft brewery Let us get into this Red Ale.
This Red IPA has a clear red to amber color with a nice white head. The aroma has a malty to a slight citrus notes. The taste has a creamy malty to citrus notes. The aftertaste has a dry malty hoppy finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Our red ale is a cross between a northwest red ale and an India pale ale hence the style India red ale. The dark amber-colored brew uses a variety of crystal malts and premium 2-row malt as well as Munich malt to create a full-bodied ale. Generous additions of Chinook, centennial and simcoe hops impart abundant hop character. Together the malts and hops generate a tasty rich and quaffable ale. 6.5%
Closing, I had a chance to stop by this craft brewery when I was moving back to Michigan from Chicago. I heard rumors they will be opening very soon. I took a chance to stop for lunch and sample a flight of their beers. This was one of the beer that I sampled. I really enjoyed this one and a few of their other beers. I would have sampled more of their beers but I had to drive to the other side of the state. I like it but it depends on the price. I am finding most of the Michigan craft beers are always but sometimes are over priced. I believe I will be able to mix this beer into my regular beer line up. There is not too many really good red IPA’s. I will mix this one in to give me a different IPA once in a while. It is not overly hoppy but just enough to drink a few of them. I highly recommend this beer and I cannot wait to see their beers in liquor stores on southeast part of Michigan. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Goose Island Brewery. It is next seasonal release, which is Rambler IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest Craft Brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Goose Island Brewery. Let us get into this Red IPA.
It has a clear red to amber color with a tan color head. The aroma has an herbal to citrus notes with a slight hint of earthy tones. The taste has earthy to caramel and citrus notes with dry malty hoppy aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
A bold ale with a mix of herbal, woody, and citrus aromas from Mt. Hood and Amarillos hops.
Closing, I love this brew. This brew is the best of all the seaonals by far. I love their Endless IPA but this Red IPA takes it home. I was pretty impressed with their Ten Hills Pale Ale but after going through the year, it is the weakest of the seasonals. They did a great job on their Oktoberfest this year. I can’t wait to retry their Ten Hills Pale Ale. I might need to remind myself of this brew. I know their Christmas Ale will be out. It is American Brown Ale. This is a nice Red IPA for the fall season. It is not over hopped but just enough to make you get through the cooler fall days or part of the winter months. There is some nice malty notes and Amerillo hops just shine throughout this brew. This is a great brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/