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Monk's Revenge by Terrapin Beer Company

Hey look at that…rain…all day and tomorrow.  That is exactly what we don’t need right now with the ground as saturated as it is and the river and stream levels practically overflowing.  Looks like I will have to be keeping a sharp eye on the old sump pump…with beer in hand that is.

Beer #282 is Monk’s Revenge by Terrapin Beer Company.  Haling from Athens, Georgia where the B-52’s also call home, this Belgian IPA has an ABV of 9.6%.  Wow…with that ABV it will be a fun time in the old Love Shack tonight!

The color, oh the lovely color of this brew was a regal golden amber.  Looks pretty, don’t it?  Alas, there was no head to speak of.  It smelled quite spicy, like pepper, and booze.  Yeast and apricots or peaches rounded out the nose for me.  Sweet was the order of the day here up front in the taste.  Towards the back the spiciness and an orange rind like flavor make themselves known.  Mix the whole thing up with a nice bitter bite.  The body was medium, the carbonation was kicking, and the alcohol didn’t hide itself very well at all.  This was a sipper for me.

This wasn’t bad but if I drank one too many of these, my duties watching the sump pump would have been sorely affected.  Rain, rain go away…come on back in about 4 months…then again rain in 4 moths would likely be…snow…yuck!

Rating: B

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Red Brick 16th Anniversary by Red Brick Brewing Company

Travel day today so I have to get this done quick and early…like 8 am early.  The things one does for his craft.

Beer #131 is Red Brick 16th Anniversary by Red Brick Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia).  It is an American Brown Ale with an ABV of 11%.

It poured a dark brown with no head whatsoever.  The nose is mostly chocolate and a touch of alcohol.  Taste is slightly sweet with caramel malts and chocolate.  It had a medium body and was lower on carbonation.  This was a sipper for sure as the alcohol content made itself known.

This was a nice beer but I’m not really sure I got anything from it being aged in bourbon barrels.  Odd…maybe it is just too early, after all, it is 8:37 am as I type this.  Still a good beer and the best American Brown Ale I have had yet.

It was a good week of beer down here in Florida…only 2 clunkers out of 8.  A=2, B+=3, B=1, D=2…average of 3.35…not too shabby at all.

Rating: B+

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Red Brick Porter by Red Brick Brewing Company

Rain…that is the story of the day so far.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy day then to sit on the screened in porch & wait for the clouds and rain to go the way of the Dodo bird.

Beer #128 is Red Brick Porter by Red Brick Brewing Company from Atlanta, Georgia.  This American Porter has an ABV of 7.7%.

The color of this brew was a dark brown and it had a minimal tan head.  Excellent lacing did that tan head leave behind in the Orlando Brewing  pint glass.  This had aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee, both which were reflected in the taste.  It has a nice medium body with quite a bit of fine carbonation that danced around on my tongue.  For 7.7% ABV, I thought the alcohol content was hidden really well and overall this was an easy drinking beer.

This was pretty yummy…if you like coffee…there just isn’t any way you couldn’t enjoy this.  Give me some of that good stuff…good stuff you Shiny Happy People! (B52’s and R.E.M. references there for all you Cosmic Things out there).

Rating: B+

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