Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Howe Sound King Heffy

Last night I tried the Howe Sound King Heffy. An Imperial Hefeweizen coming in at 7.7ABV. Now it's a little different from the beers that I normally drink, but I do enjoy a good hefeweizen every now and then. Well this beer did not disappoint, definitely the best hefeweizen I have had. It starts off with a strong banana taste and smell, then hits you with a pungent grassy taste. And for a 7.7%ABV beer it is very light on the mouth feel. This would be a great beer to enjoy sitting around the pool, on a patio or after cutting the grass. A definite thirst quencher.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ranger IPA and Dale's Pale Ale Review

Went camping a couple of weeks ago and tried these two out. Overall I enjoyed both beers but would have to say the Ranger IPA was my favourite of the two.

Ranger IPA - This is New Belgium's entry into the IPA world. New Belgium's Fat Tire is one of the beers that first got me into craft beer and I tend to enjoy most of their offerings. Ranger is no different overall a great beer. The hops really hit you but are not too overpowering and are very fragant. Malt is nice and light and makes this beer easy to drink. At 6.5% it's probably not a session beer, but that would never stop me from sessioning IPA's. This beer has moved into my rotation of IPA's for pickup whenever I cross the line.

Dale's Pale Ale- I had heard quite a bit about this beer prior to my taste and was looking forward to trying it out. I have to say I enjoyed this beer and that it reminded me very much of the Red Racer Pale Ale. I'd say this is a hop forward Pale Ale that is easy to drink. Will try it again, but not something I will go out of my way for.