Thursday, April 8, 2010

Drafts From the Cultural Hub of the Midwest: Bear Republic Apex, CBC Uncle Rusty

Bear Republic Apex

Web Stuff:  Strong IPA

ABV: 7.5% IBU: 100+ Color: Light Copper

Crafted with a blend of American and English malts and aggressively hopped with Pacific Northwest hops, this beer reflects what our brewers believe to be the Apex of IPA.
7.5%.  Now I know why I woke up drunk at 3 am.  The bitterness is just right.  It has a honey flavor that lingers through the finish.  Very tasty.
Grade: B+ 
Columbus Brewing Company Uncle Rusty
This is the April "hop odyssey" beer from CBC.  It's an imperial red ale.  An imperial huh, now I really know why I woke up at 3 am drunk.  It's pretty good, probably the best of the "hop odyssey" beers to date.  The hops are fresh, unlike the creeper and arnold, which tasted musty.  Nothing complex, just good flavor.
Grade: B

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