MUSINGS FROM OUR CHEAPSKATE BEER SNOB
Display samadamshoptour
On A Scale of 1 to Hoppy as Fuck: Sam Adams Edition
Smigoversen
July 18, 2014

Sam Adams knows what the people want out of their home drinking experience. Average Joe wants a pack of the hoppiest shit he can get his hands on to ensure his taste buds are rendered useless for the rest of the night. So Sam has a sixer with three of their IPA's designed with the express intent of giving you a special kind of headache the following morning. Unfazed, I picked one up and drank them all in one sitting. Never say Dudefest.com doesn't suffer for the benefit of our readers. Actually, I didn't "suffer" so much as "got delightfully drunk."

 

The first time I had Double Agent IPL last year, I liked it a lot more than this time around. I think part of the reason why is that I've had a few other India Pale Lagers that were better executed. I still like it more than Dream Machine from Magic Hat, but this isn't the best example of the style. By all means give it a try, you won't dislike it. We're still talking about a beer that is 5.0% ABV. It reminds me a lot of Sam Adams' flagship beer Boston Lager. What you have here is just a slightly more bitter version, only the character of the hops is a little muted. Don't get me wrong, I like this beer—it just ain't all that.

 

A much more interesting beer is the Whitewater IPA. This is on the Belgian end of the IPA spectrum. We're talking about a beer that revolves around the concept of crisp; it's a beer that makes you smack your lips after every sip. You've got a lot of cool ingredients in the mix (notably Apricot for all you Magic Hat #9 fans). If it seems like I'm comparing Sam and Magic Hat a lot, it's because I view these two as direct competitors along with Brooklyn and Sierra Nevada. They aren't craft beers because their distribution scale is too large but they are still striving for a high quality product. Back to Whitewater, it's 5.8% ABV—not too shabby. It's also very, very light so you can drink it all night.

 

Last but not least is the Latitude 48 IPA. This beer gets its name from the hop palette that comes from the US, UK, and Germany along the 48th Parallel. That's a pretty sweet concept and you do get a very complex and rich flavor in every sip. The best beers evolve while you drink them, and you get used to the initial flavor. My favorite aspect of the beer is the citrus highlight. You feel it in your nose when you smell the head, and your mouth tingles after you swallow. I highly recommend you give this 6.0% ABV brew a try whenever you have the opportunity.

Smigoversen reads the words and drinks the beers. He twitters here.

0 Comments
Display beer mug
Published on
Friday
First Article
January 04, 2014
Articles
36
Smigoversen (and occasionally Fraturday) perform "experiments" with alcohol. Every Friday they report their findings. Their observations are unreliable at best.
RECENT BEER MUSINGS
RECENT COMMENTS
18 days ago
As the name suggests, vmate App is videos downloader resume. in any case, it features a considerable measure of parts which render it totally...
on Best ROCKY Movies
2 months ago
锘縱mate is significant gigantic software relatively seen in huge numbers of people universal. in this request offers complete film to the user at...
on Review of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
2 months ago
锘縱mate is one of the crucial large application very looked at and also by many of us internationally. this excellent app will provide complete...
on Review of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
2 months ago
As suggested by its name, vmate App is a slidemovie downloader job application. no matter the reason, it features considerable way of measuring...
on America's Sweetheart (Jennifer Lawrence's Booty)
2 months ago
锘縱mate is essentially the most colossal software package passing used courtesy of a myriad of people intercontinental. our instance renders...
on Review of THE INCREDIBLE HULK
3 months ago
锘縱mate is most people large iphone app ultra looked at with untold numbers of folks across the globe. this one app features complete activity for...
on THE REPLACEMENTS (Where Are They Now?)
3 months ago
锘? vmate is usually software package that lets you free download [url=http://www.vmate.com/]vmate[/url] video lessons plus songs this Youtube,...
on Review of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
3 months ago
锘? vmate is certainly an software package that allows you to download and read [url=http://www.vmate.com/]vmate[/url] clips then songs inside the...
on Review of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
4 months ago
锘? vmate may well be an practical application that allows you to receive [url=http://www.vmate.com/]vmate[/url] tutorials and moreover songs on...
on Review of RISE OF THE FALL OF THE DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
4 months ago
锘? vmate is surely an app that lets you find [url=http://www.vmate.com/]vmate[/url] music videos and as a consequence songs your Youtube,...
on THE REPLACEMENTS (Where Are They Now?)