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Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Ales

As I sit here relaxing by the pool at the end of a 11 mile bike ride on the canal tow-path here in New Hope, Pennsylvania at the Pineapple Hill B&B Inn, I figured lets give beer #258 a taste. That beer is a classic, at least to me, and is Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Ales from Newport, Oregon.  I have had this beer many, many times over the years.  This Maibock or Hells Bock has an ABV of 6.50%.  A Maibock or Helles Bock is a German beer typically brewed in the springtime and typically has a bigger hop presence.

I love the color of this beer, a clear amber very, much like the color of honey.  It had a huge off-white head.  The nose was pleasant with sweet caramel malts, bread, and a nice spicy floral hop scent.  Those caramel malts are the backbone here in the taste department.  Towards the end, the hops make themselves known with an orange rind taste and bitterness.  It had a nice medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.  Highly drinkable…this would make a great session beer.

This was a delicious brew that I still enjoy today.  I could see this being a good gateway beer to ween someone off of macro beer and into the craft beer world.  I only wish I had a six pack of this right now…with a pizza…poolside…perfect!

Rating: A

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Zitronenweizen by Triumph Brewing Company

After a 15 mile bike ride on the Delaware & Raritan Canal rail trail, I was thirsty.  As I was deciding how to quench that thirst at the train station of the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, I got the whiff of ground beef being cooked and that made me hungry.  I took a look over to where the lovely smell was coming from and lo and behold I saw Triumph Brewing Companys New Hope, Pennsylvania location.  I figured why not kill two birds with one stone, hunger and thirst.

Sitting on the outdoor patio watching the tourist train of the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad is where I had the pleasure to enjoy beer #210, Zitronenweizen by Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope, Pennsylvania.  Zitronenweizen is a Hefeweizen with an ABV of 4.8%.

Out came the beer in a pint glass and it had a hazy pale gold or yellow color (sorry…it looks hazy pale orange to me in the photo…new phone…have to learn how to take a good photo with it) with no head whatsoever.  I was so thirsty, I took a sip before even smelling it but when I did smell it I got aromas of wheat, grass, lemon, and maybe peach or apricot.  The taste was tart and lemony with a nice wheat backbone and a nice spicy flavor that I couldn’t really identify.  This was quite refreshing and smooth with a medium-light body and low carbonation.

It was a nice after ride drink and one that worked well on a nice summer day that today was…so much so I had another.  It went well with Triumph’s Brewhouse Burger…yep I got my fix of grilled ground beef and it was quite delicious!  Great day…great ride…great burger…yummy beer…what more could I ask for?

Rating :B

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