21st Amendment Brewery El Sully Mexican-Style Lager

Hello and Welcome to Wednesday! It’s humpday and the middle of the week! Hang in there friends! The weekend approaches! Jack from The Intoxicated Review writing to you today! Today’s brewery is 21st Amendment Brewery and the beer of choice today is the El Sully Mexican-Style Lager. I think I’ve only had this one once before, but due to the selection at their brewery in San Leandro, not surprised. Here are my thoughts.

BREWERY:

21st Amendment Brewery

APV:

4.8%

THE SHEET:

Hops: Magnum and Northern Brewer

THE POUR:

El Sully pours with a very light look to it. It has a very light gold, almost yellow color to it. The head forms at three eighths of an inch, but then settles down to one sixteenth of an inch, where it lingers.

THE AROMA:

This is a particularly malty smelling beer. You can really smell them at work. I can detect fruit notes, probably from the pilsner malts.

THE FLAVOR:

So, the brewers claim that this beer pairs well with tacos…good thing I chose tacos for dinner today. I can taste the malts as well as the fruit notes. Delicious! Very smooth and very refreshing.

THE BODY:

I found this to be an extremely refreshing and quite enjoyable brew. I would rate the body at light. This beer was very smooth and easy to drink!

OVERALL:

Friends, I found this to be an amazing beer! It was tasty, refreshing, and just plain enjoyable! This is a year-round brew, but get out there and get some! You won’t be disappointed!

Friends, thank you as always for reading! See you again soon!

Jack

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Rob Roy Scotch Ale by Walkerville Brewery

Greetings and salutations friends! Today we’re going to be sticking around the Windsor, Ontario craft beer scene with a beer from Walkerville Brewery.  Rob Roy Scotch Ale, this beers history traces back to the 1930s when it was originally brewed.  The artwork on the can was also used on the bottles in the 30s.

The Brewery:

walkervillebrewery.com

Windsor, Ontario

ABV:

7%

IBU:

25

The Pour:

Rob Roy pours in a deep red colour that light can’t even pass through it.  The head is thick and creamy.

The Aroma:

Earthy peatness here, caramel malt and a touch of booze too.  I did pick up some roasted malts too.

The Flavour:

The Flavour isn’t really complex at all, but its simpleness is nice for sure.  The roasted malts, peat, caramel and boozy flavour really go well with each other here.

The Body:

Rob Roy is definitely a medium to heavy ale.  Its got a little bit of carbonation to it, but it’s pretty smooth.  I made the mistake of serving this one too cold.  As I’m sure if a little warmer it would bring a lot more out in the body and flavour for sure.

Overall:

Friends, this is one of the better scotch ales that I’ve had in a while.  It looks great, smells great especially with the caramel and booze playing with each other.  Although, I’m going to let it warm up a bit to bring out more of the flavour and body.  Cheers and thanks for reading!

Faction Brewing Hipster Conformant Industrial Lager

Hello readers! Welcome back to The Intoxicated Review! Hope everyone’s weekend went well and I hope this new week got started off on the right foot! Jack writing today about a brewer who has been on tje blog before, Faction Brewing in Alameda, California. The beer of choice today is the Hipster Conformant Industrial Lager. I grabbed this while at the store the other day and I was very excoted to see their product in a store near me. Can’t wait to share my thoughts on this beer with you, so here’s my review.

BREWERY:

Faction Brewing

APV:

4.8%

THE POUR:

As you can see from the photo, Hipster Conformant being a lager, has a lighter look to it. It has a golden color to it and the head forms at around one half inch, but very quickly disappears.

THE AROMA:

I can smell the malts and and I believe some fruits. This beer does have a rather light aroma to it.

THE FLAVOR:

This is a very smooth, light, and refreshing beer. Up front I can taste the malts. On the back end I get a very crisp, yet clean finish.

THE BODY:

The body of this beer is surely light. I found it very easy to drink and quite refreshing.

OVERALL:

This is one of those great after work beers! Very refreshing, very easy to drink, and just all around enjoyable! This is a year-round release, but I do highly recommend this beer, so go get some!

Thank you very much for reading today’s review! And all the other reviews we’ve done for that matter!

See you again soon!

Jack

Smooth Hoperator Pale Ale by Frank Brewing Co.

Happy Sunday Funday everyone! John here with a local beer from Windsor, Ontario for you guys. Smooth Hoperator Pale Ale by Frank Brewing Co.

The Brewery:

Frankbeer.ca

Windsor, Ontario

ABV:

5.1%

IBU:

32

The Pour:

Hoperator pours in a Pale golden colour with a good amount of head that lingers around and clings to the walls of the glass.

The Aroma:

Hoppy Citrus up front and what I think may be peach in there. You can also pick up some caramel too.

The Flavour:

Citrus again up front, but I can pick up lemon grass more than peach. I wasn’t able pick up caramel though.

The Body:

I found Hoperator to have a light crisp body. I thought it would have more hop to it to be honest. It does have a subtle dry finish.

Overall:

Friends, overall this is a decent Pale Ale. I found it to be pretty good in all areas, but I think it’ll be much better if the caramel I picked up in the nose was preset in the flavour. I’m just being picky on that. Cheers and thanks for reading!

Uncommon Brewers Double Pale Ale

Hello and welcome to the weekend! Saturday is upon us and I’m gonna crack open a new beer to the blog to celebrate. Jack from The Intoxicated Review reviewing a beer from the brewers over the hill from me in Santa Cruz at Uncommon Brewers. These guys make some really tasty beer, so I’m really excited to tey and share this one. Firstly, though, this brewery does not brew IPAs. They claim that “There are a thousand great IPAs out on the market that mostly taste the same.” I think I agree with that statement. There are a lot of IPAs out there and a lot of them do taste very similar. It’s great to see a brewer who really wants to be uncommon. Here’s the review.

BREWERY:

Uncommon Brewers

APV:

9.2%

THE POUR:

Double Pale Ale has a much darker than average color compared to other pale ales. The color is a dark orange and amber. The beer is completely opaque. The head forms at three eighths of an inch, but then settles down to about three sixteenths of an inch, where it lingers.

THE AROMA:

This is a hop-forward beer making it quite aromatic. I can smell spices and caramel. I can also smell the hops giving it a pine smell as well. This beer does have a semi-sweet smell to it as well. Kind of a lot going on here.

THE FLAVOR:

Up front you get the spices and the caramel flavors. On the back end you get the hoppy and semi-sweet flavors. The beer finishes with a clean and refreshing feel to it.

THE BODY:

I was very surprised by the body of this beer given the color and heavier look to it. I was expecting a heavy feel to it, but rather found the body of this beer to be at a medium heavy. I mean it’s only a little bit of a difference, but I think that little difference really makes this beer more enjoyable and easier to drink.

OVERALL:

Overall, I found this to be an amazingly flavored pale ale. I was quite impressed with this twist on a pale ale. I highly recommend this beer! I believe that it’s a year-round release, so no rush to get it, but go get it.

Well, that’s all I have for today, but I’ll be back again on Monday! Thank you for reading and see you then!

Jack

Theoretikal Zero² by Flying Monkey’s Craft Brewery

Greetings and salutations friends and happy TGIF! Cheers!! Today’s beer from an old favourite brewery of mine. Flying Monkey’s Craft Brewery from Barrie, Ontario. The beer from them today is an interesting one…Theoretikal Zero² Session IPA. Believe it or not this beer has an IBU of zero!

The Brewery:

Flyingmonkeys.ca

Barrie, Ontario

ABV:

4.8%

IBU:

0

The Pour:

Zero pours in a light hazy golden colour with a nice frothy head that lingers

The Aroma:

The aroma is pretty attractive. Peach up front, plus some tropical notes and a hint of grassiness.

The Flavour:

Just like the nose you have peach, tropic and grass notes. The peach isnt as forward in the flavour as in the nose.

The Body:

Light bodied and very smooth. There is a hoppiness to it, but there’s no sign of bitterness at all.

Overall:

Friends, this is a great session IPA. The wife and I really enjoyed this one and will be picking up more for sure. Cheers and thanks for reading!

Track Seven Brewing Company Hoppy Palm Pale Ale

Hello and Happy Thirsty Thursday! Jack from The Intoxicated Review reviewing another beer from the brewers at Track Seven Brewing Company out of Sacramento, California. Today’s beer is their Hoppy Palm Pale Ale. I personally have never had this one, but decided to try it, among other beers by Track Seven, after I purchased a variety pack while beer shopping the other day. I have had at least two other beers by Track Seven in the past and I loved those. Therefore, I’m very excited to taste and review this one. Here we go!

BREWERY:

Track Seven Brewing Company

APV:

5.7%

THE SHEET:

Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Magnum, and Galaxy.

THE POUR:

Hoppy Palm Pale Ale pours with a darker golden color to it and has an opaque appearance to it. The head forms at about one inch, but will settle down to about three eighths of an inch.

THE AROMA:

This beer has a “hoppy” smell to it. I can smell pine and citrus as well as some fruit notes. The aromas are not overpowering, rather they entice you to take a taste.

THE FLAVOR:

This is a smooth pale ale with a mild bitterness to it. Up front I get the pine flavor, which is quickly replaced by the citrus and fruit notes on the back end. The beer has a crisp, clean finish making it very enjoyable. *Opens can number two*.

THE BODY:

At first glance this beer looks to have a heavier body because of the opacity and the darker color. I can say, having tasted it moments ago, that this beer has a very light body to it. I woyld rate it at medium light.

OVERALL:

Friends, this was a great beer for after work. It was lighter, making it more drinkable, but still had tons of flavors goin for it. I easily found this beer at my local Total Wine and it is a regular release from Track Seven. So, no need to rush out and grab it. I do believe it is only released in cans, but that doesn’t change any of the flavors or smells.

Friends, thank you for reading! Hang in there! The weekend is almost upon us!

See you again soon!

Jack