Today I’m hosting a guest review, courtesy my friend Tyler of Foodmented fame. Tyler has made a couple of previous appearances on LIBA; he and I did beer brainstorms of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and Avery IPA. Tonight he reviews a beer from Brew Dog – a brewery I have yet to try a single thing from!
I’ve been impressed with all of the Brewdog stuff. I reviewed the Punk IPA (one of my favorites), the Hardcore IPA (not hardcore but good), the collab beer with Stone Bashah (ehh), and I have the Riptide Stout, in my fridge, but I wasn’t real impressed with this one. I don’t really know why. High expectations? The owner of The Haven in Orange praised it to our table on draft AND I’ve had it in bottle but it was just, ehh.
If I took a semi-decent IPA and a half-way respectable amber ale and poured them both into the same glass I think I would have a pretty good approximation of this beer. A little toasty, a little bitter, a little too much alcohol bite for a 5%ABV beer.
Iconoclastic(large word for attacking beliefs or religion)? Definitely not. I’ve had better. Don’t sleep on Brew Dog though because they DO have some iconoclastic beers, just not this one.