I had the Scuttlebutt IPA from the bottle a couple weekends ago. I’d had their beer before at the pub in Everett, Wa and liked it. My notes tell me that it was not as satisfying as I remember it unfortunately. Too bitter on the back end, and a funk in the nose like a lager. Maybe it’s just better from the keg, but this beer wasn’t balanced at all.
I also had Session’s Dark Lager. I usually don’t like dark lagers, but this one worked for me. Possibly because there was no nose to the beer–I drank it straight from the stubby little bottle–all I got were coco notes. Smelling it gave me that awful burnt scent but that was easy enough to avoid. A pleasant surprise.
Finally, I also had the Honey Moon (get it!) ale made by the Blue Moon folks. It was blandly sweet and should be avoided.
Sometimes, a beer is bought because of the title. The style is almost irrelevant. This is one of those times.
I’m sure that there is a class of man who could refuse this beer. I am not, nor will I ever be amongst them. Fortunately for me it was a tasty beer mining the belgian sour flavors, but not too strongly so this beer was still very drinkable.
Not so my next choice, which was also picked due to the name.
It’s probably not a good idea to name your beer Terrible unless you’re really sure you’ve got a winner. Let’s face it, if the beer isn’t good the jokes are just too easy to make, aren’t they? I’ll spare you my wit and get right to the point; this beer had a medicinal taste to it that ruined everything about it. I bought this to share with my sister and brother in law, and none of us could stomach this dark ale. Now that said, I believe this was a dark lager style and I have yet to find a beer of this style that I’m fond of.