The minutes of the beer club tasting. 5/28/2010
This is the 23rd session.
1 – 2. Sierra Nevada. Southern Hemisphere Harvest. 6.7 ABV. 66 IBU. With fresh-picked hops from the southern hemisphere. Will feature fresh Pacific Hallertau, New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Southern Cross hops, all from New Zealand. The fresh hops in this beer are dried right after being picked then shipped immediately to Chico for brewing so that they retain their peak aromatics and flavors.
Dennis; A little better than last years! Nice bite on back or top of throat. 9 Out of 10!
Allen; better than the last couple of harvest releases, good flavor, smooth IPA. 9 Out of 10!
Dennis; smoother then 2010, old or hay smell and taste. But still good! 8 Out of 10!
Allen; not as well as 2010, but smooth, old smelling. Out of 10!
3. Weyerbacher – Double Simcoe IPA, 9.0% abv. 153 IBU is our incredible reward for Hopheads seeking the intense hop flavor in a Double IPA, without the harshness. It is brewed utilizing only the Simcoe hop variety. This hybrid hop, developed and trademarked by Select Botanicals Group, LLC in the year 2000, was created for its high alpha acid content, maximum aromatic oils, and low cohumulone (harshness) levels so that brewers can really put a lot of ’em in a beer and not create an overly harsh taste. Double Simcoe IPA is full-flavored ale with hints of pineapple and citrus upfront, a good malt backbone in the middle, and a clean finish that doesn’t linger too long.
Dennis; This shit is real fucking good, pours a big head, small hay – straw smell! Smooth going down! With nice big after taste kick! 10 Out of 10!
Allen; holy shit, head you can float a brick on! Tastes old, hay-ish. 5 Out of 10!