I could write about Elvis Juice at great length. It's one of my regulars in the weekly food delivery. Going into this advent calendar, I thought that Elvis Juice would be hard to top. Now having tried several other fruity beers, I'm having second thoughts. At the moment, I can't
Much like the Pale Ale from a few days back, this does exatly what it says on the tin. It's a larger, but has what other lagers seem to have lost: character. BrewDog sells this in supermarkets in boxes of 12, a large quantity by their standards, so it defiitely
I must admit, I took the can out of the box, saw the orange colour, and instantly thought "Oh shit, I've had this before and hated it." Thankfully, Brewdog have either since changed the recipe, or I was having a bad day. Clockwork is a Tangerine Session IPA, and it
I wrote about 10 crappy jokes about this beers name. It's almost like BrewDog's marketing department were off that day. Or, they're geniouses of epic proportions. I dunno. If they can use siplistic naming, I can employ a simplistic choice in glass: the one nearest the front of the cudboard
Feels like it's been ages since I've had a normal beer. In reality, it's been a couple days. Jack Hammer just feels like a good beer. It's simple, but simple in the best way possible. It's hoppy, it's a little bitter, and reasonably strong (7.2%). There's a pleasant aftertaste
Before even opening the can, there's a few things that excite me: The can has a printed label, which makes me think this brewed in a smaller than normal batchIt has grapefruit in it, which one of my favourite BrewDog beers also has (Elvis Juice) – my expectations are highIt's a
For the second day in a row, todays beer isn't pure fruit; i'm liking this trend. At 7.2%, it's on the stronger end of beers, but my no means high. It packs a punch, though it disguises its strength fairly well I'll be honest, I'm struggling to write about
Well this is interesting. The description (Sour Hazy IPA) is a contradiction in terms. Is it a Sour or is it an IPA. Oddly, it manages to achieve both. I've had a few Sours before, and each of those was not to my taste at all. When I read the
I'm starting to get the feeling Brewdog really like to produce fruity beers, because that's what this is. In a sense, it tastes a lot like Lightspeed from a couple days back, but with a bit more oomph. It has a thicker texture than Lightspeed, and more depth of flavour.
Dead Pony Club has been around for a while, and is freely available in supermarkets. And yet, I skip it when picking that weeks choice of beer. After a few sips, I'm left questioning myself. Here's an old review on BeerAdvocate: In the same mould as Brewdog's flagship Punk IPA.
It smells like fruit juice, and I don't mean a fruity beer, but literal fruit juice – it smells amazing, and tastes like fizzy fruit juice, but with a hint of beer. Lightspeed is BrewDog's offering to the low calorie market. Typically, the low anything drinks of any variety taste weak.
The side of the can says, a "juicy New England IPA packs more fruit than the state of Florida". Yep, it looks like orange juice. I have a huge soft spot for beer that tastes like beer, but also has a decent hint of another flavour, and this absolutely has
I took this can out of todays slot in the advent calendar, and audibly said "Ooh!", so I immediately had high expectations. I wasn't disappointed. The side of the can states "The beer that started it all. Amplified." I would 100% agree with that statement. It tastes just like Punk
Well this is interesting — there's a subtle smell of cream soda. It smells good, or at least it smells intriguing. That good smell is not couple with a good taste though. To me, there's a chemical taste on every sip, and that's apparent when drinking and in the aftertaste. Tangent
Bright, hoppy, and full bodied. Hazy Jane is a New England IPA, that is, as the name suggests, hazy. Generally speaking, the harder it is to see through a beer, the more I like it. This makes Hazy Jane a perfect summer drink for me, where a heavy porter wouldn't
Jet Stream is collaboration with British Airways. As such, it's designed to have a broad appeal – to appease those locked in a tin can at 38,000ft. It's labeled as a pale ale. To me, it smells like larger. It has a slightly bitter, almost chemically aftertaste that lingers at
In many ways, writing about this is as easy as it is hard – Brewdog's Punk IPA is their most popular, most widely available beer. It has crafty roots and high-street sales. It is to beer what the BMW is to cars. On one end of the scale, you have Ford,
It's no secret to my friends and family that I love beer. If anyone is ever at a loose end on what to get me as a gift, beer is a pretty safe bet. I'm generally quite difficult to buy for, so it's not got to the point where it's
I'm pretty poor at blogging. Having read many of this kind of post where people apologies for the lack of writing, I feel I call into the same camp of people who don't feel interesting or knowledgeable enough to write often. I don't think I'm a terrible writer, and I
It’s been a while, hasn’t it. Since my last post, the new car has: been assembled from a pile of aluminum, steel, plastic, and several dead cows; been shipped from South Carolina USA to Southampton UK; passed through customs; and finally transported to Berry BMW at Heathrow. It
Let me explain. I’ve grown tired of the hot hatch market. I currently own (owned?) a Ford Focus ST-3. It was a fun car, and I specced it relatively well, but it had issues from the start. The 19″ wheels I specced left little in the way of comfort,