I have less than 2 months to reach my goal. No room for water! Here are beers 246-263.
#246 Brooklyn Blast IPA (ABV 8%)
Surprising pick by the bf while we engaged in fine dining at Taco Mac in Midtown. Heavy pine and citrus (including rinds) and a nice balance of hops. Thumbs Up!
#247 Flying Dog Raging Bitch (ABV 8.3%)
Heavy on the hops, caramel, pine, coriander. Thumbs Up!
#248 Three Heads Brewery Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale (ABV 6.6%)
Crazy hops, which was unexpected. Caramel notes. Amazing sweet fruit aroma. Thumbs Up!
#249 Unita Detour Double IPA (ABV 9.3%)
Grapefruit, pine, grassy, amazing floral aroma. Thumbs Up!
#250 Green Flash Brewing Co West Coast IPA (ABV 7.3%)
Malty, mild hops, yeasty. Drinkinable, but not awesome. Maybe a bad pour on my part or drank it from the wrong glass. 1 o’clock Thumb.
#251 The Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale (ABV 5.6%)
Licorice, brassy, with a coffee aftertaste. Slight Thumb Up.
#252 Anchor Brewing Company IPA (ABV 6.5%)
An IPA with an elephant on the bottle? Buying this beer was a no-brainer! Pleasant IPA. Nothing that makes it stand out from any other, but it was good.
#253 Starr Hill Brewing Company Northern Lights IPA (ABV 6.5%)
Impromptu bar hop in Cabbage with CB. I didn’t note any specifics about this beer, but I gave it a thumbs up. So, I guess it was good.
I found this pic in my phone. I have no idea what beer this is, but apparently I liked it.
#255 De Garve Happy Monk (ABV 6.5%)
No written notes, but I remember fruit and malts. Maybe. Thumps Up!
#256 Green Flash Brewing Co. Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale (ABV 9%)
Whole Food grab! Thumbs up!
#257 De Dolle Arabier(ABV 8%)
Banana, bread, clove, and lemon. A tasty little diddy. I don’t know what that means exactly. I just felt like typing it. Thumbs Up!
#258 Urthel Hop-It (ABV 9.5%)
Can’t remember the details, but the pic says it all. Thumbs Up!
#259 Sixpoint Brewery Resin (ABV 9.10)
Pine, bitterness from the hops, hint of grapefruit. Pleasantly surprised! Thumbs Up!
#260 Jailhouse Brewing Company Mugshot IPA (ABV 6.7%)
There were a lot of factors involved in this thumbs up. None of which involved this beer in particular. I will definitely double back to this beer once I’m done with the 300, but for now the beer can keep the Thumbs Up.
#261 Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager (ABV 5%)
It wasn’t good. I wasn’t bad. I could only make out some licorice flavors. “Meh” Thumbs!
#262 Avondale Brewing Company Mr. Todds Double IPA (ABV 9%)
Crisp, citrusy, heavy on the hops. Love! Thumbs Up!
#263 Samuel Adams Rebel IPA (ABV 6.5%)
I was expecting a little more, but it’s a decent IPA. Citrus over powered the hops. Thumbs Up for a “big brand” IPA.
High Fives and Thumbs Up
1. Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. If you’re not watching it you need to!
2. The Dollar Store. I rediscovered it and I will never let it go again.
3. Hall and Oates concert last night at Chastain! Even with the rain, it was an amazing show. I almost threw my beer at the height of “She’s Gone”.
Thumbs Down and WTFs
1. Myself for watching the entire second season of Orange is the New Black in 4 days. My plan to space it out over the summer was a complete fail.