In Soviet Russia: Eviltwin Molotov You

EvilTwin Brewing: Molotov Cocktail (13% abv)
EvilTwin Brewing: Molotov Cocktail (13% abv)

Quick Note: I’m not a big IPA person. This comes to a big shock as the new trend for brews seems to be Microbrewed IPAs. Of course, I live in Atlanta in Sweetwater’s backyard so I have grown accustomed to their bite. However, just because they’re not my favorite I still appreicate a good summer-time brew. That was till EvilTwin threw a lit Molotov Cocktail to protest that Imperial IPAs don’t have to conform to communist standard views on what an IPA should be.

First and foremost, it’s fruity and that is no way in a bad thing. Eviltwin claims it’s “full of arrogant hops” but the fruity flavor tones them down. This is definitely situation where the guerilla tactics of the 13% alcohol sneaking in to usurp the that fruit and hop combination comes in handy. What you get is a very smooth transition into a wonderful regiem where EVILTWIN requires everyone to be free to enjoy their beer how they want to. Let’s hope they continue this line for awhile.

Would I recommend it? да commrade!

Would I buy a case? Gladly! In fact I’m going to the store now. 

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Das Boot is at your local Taco Mac!

Stop by your local Taco Mac during the month of September and order any of the fine beers from the Warsteiner brewery and Das Boot can be yours for $24.99! 

Actually, this is a really good deal. There is an authentic german restaurant down the road that also servers using these and they’ll sell you one for $30.00 sadly not filled with beer. 

Since it is Oktoberfest, I ordered mine with the beer with the matching name. I found the beer to be extremely, clean to say the least. According the the brewery their brewing process is done according to the German Purity Law. The only thing I can say if you’re looking for a great tasting beer that won’t leave a long lasting taste in your mouth, go pick up a pack.

Rosabi – The Review

     Occasionally I like to get crazy with my beers. A while back ago I got a hold of the Luchadore En Fuego, a bold and spicy brew set of by just the right amount of sweetness that I could have gone for two bottles. My local beer expert noting that I like to try spicy beers told me to give the Rosabi a try. Never backing down from an interesting sounding beer I gladly accepted.

     Dogfish Head is a well-established brewery based out of Rebohoth Beach, DE. They’ve beeen around since ’95 cranking out quite a reputation for producing not only a large line of IPAs, but also some great ales as well. My personal favorite has got to be the Midas Touch but I would never turndown a 90 Minute IPA. 

     Like the name implies, the Rosabi is a combination of a Rose IPA, hints of wasabi, and an         8% ABV. The later supposedly adding a hint of bitter heat to the brew staving off the caramel malts that are used. However, I found this to not be the case, at least for my shot tastebuds. Not that you couldn’t detect the wasabi, I was just expecting it to be more apparent to the flavor. This was problem by design so I wouldn’t knock them based on this. 

    The aroma was fully and fruity pouring very smoothly into my glass. It went down smooth and was enjoyable but I wouldn’t necessarily host a part debuting the as superior to other IPAs. However, it was solid and didn’t disappoint. Seems like Dogfish was playing it safe with the wasabi and that’s okay. Since the availability is limited and its release on 06/2014 you’ll need to actually do some digging to find it. (My store only had 5 bottles). It didn’t leave me breathless but since I was better than an average I found it definitely worth the money and could recommend. You can use the Fish Finder to find the distributor nearest to you.

 

Pros: Great Aroma and color. Definitely looks classy.

Cons: Above average IPA, wasabi flavor could be slightly more apparent.

Overall Score: 3/5 Samurai

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