Beer is an interesting alcohol, it is highly subject to taste in the sense that some people love it and others hate it with a passion. But for all those who do actually like beer, it can be a picky process when you are choosing what to pick up from the liquor store, and you have probably worked out what beer you like the best. But it can never hurt to try out some other new beers that might end up being your favorite. Check out this blog post below that was on a site called “A Night With The Hops.” It describes a beer called the Samuel Adams White Water IPA. This beer is unique and tastes a little different, but it still gives a delicious taste, so give it a try!
As much as I may try to ensure that a solid variety of styles are in my house a good punch of hops is something that very often is what my palate wants. So when it comes to grabbing a six-pack and IPA very often finds a way home with me. The two of these I drank were in the Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-pack with a few other good ones, but I look forward to when it will be available on its own sometime in the coming months.A solid addition to their beer family . . .
Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Boston, MA)
Name: Whitewater IPA
Style: American IPA (though probably a Specialty Beer)
ABV: 5.80% (on bottle)
Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge before serving in a pint glass.
Aroma: A nice hoppy aroma with citrus and pine and a slight, mildly fruity sweetness. Full, but not overwhelming. – 9/12
Appearance: Golden honey-like color with a slight orange hue. Two finger frothy/creamy white head that holds very well and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Some haziness but pretty clear with rising bubbles visible. – 3/3
Flavor: A really nice citrusy hop flavor up front with a moderate hit of piney bitterness after that. Well balanced with a touch of fruity sweetness in there as well. Seems to have a touch of spiciness. Finishes a bit dry dry, but with a nice lingering bitterness and some citrus flavor. – 15.5/20
Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Pretty smooth with a nice creaminess that adds a little to the body. – 4.5/5
Overall Impressions: I like the bit of creaminess in the body and it is a nice addition to what is otherwise a solid IPA. The bitterness and citrus profile is quite nice. Goes down very easily and could definitely drink more than a few. A solid beer and tasty IPA that I will probably grab a six-pack of when it comes out. – 8/10
Overall: A- (40/50)
Samuel Adams – Whitewater IPA”
So basically this blog, which can be found here (or here: http://nighthops.com/) explains that beer lovers should be going out and trying a new beer every time they have a casual one. This means that you are expanding your taste, and even though you might think you love your classic beers like Tooheys or XXXX Bitters, the world of premium lager has a lot more to offer. This is especially important if you are planning on completing the Queensland RSA Course (or any states course) and starting work in a liquor serving establishment! For more information on beer and the news to do with it, check out this blog post that was also on a night with the hops’ blog.
“The last bit of beer news for January . . .
- We are far enough into the year that it is time to stop looking back at what happened in the world of beer during 2011 and start seriously looking ahead to what will be another awesome year of beer. I enjoyed reading 8 opinions from the Mid-Atlantic area even though I do not live in the area.
- A good article, but it mostly just makes me miss the beers from them that I cannot get down here. Not that I don’t want an excuse to get to the Pac NW again.
- I have been hearing that this was where the brewery was going to land for weeks and weeks, but they have finally made it official. After checking that out take a look at how some of it was conveyed on Twitter.
- One of the cool things in the craft beer world is the camaraderie among many of the brewers and breweries. I am just glad that in this case means my supply of hoppy awesomeness will continue mostly uninterrupted.
- Just the other day I said that I thought their new seasonal would be great for summer instead of spring, but I am glad that they do not stand still and continue to tweak the family of beers they release.
- Not knowing the guy I only have what others are saying to give me an impression of the man he was. That impression is very good.
- I am interested in trying this one more so because of the strawberries rather than the gluten-free aspect. Also the sooner the rerelease of “Sucks” the better!
- Always hearing how great the water is there should mean that the beer from there has a really good base to start from.
- Crowd-sourcing a beer should bring some fairly interesting results.
- The concept seem to have worked enough to continue to expand upon it, but my biggest surprise is how cheap the beer is considering the prices of the coffee there.
- “Brewing beer is becoming an extremely popular endeavor.” Shocking statement.
- Just trying to keep you aware of your beer options if traveling to the Czech Republic is something that you are considering in the future.
- Ambitious goals for 2012? I would say planning for 20 new releases would qualify.”
This particular blog post has a lot of links in it which go to interesting websites about alcohol related news. I would recommend that you get online and check out these kinds of posts more often simply because they describe the world of beer so vividly. This article, like the last one was sourced from “A Night With The Hops.” But do remember to always drink responsible as the Responsible Service Of Alcohol Training teaches you!