Friday, September 02, 2011

New Beer Friday 9/2/11

Whew... man, what a crazy beer week. I don't know if you noticed, but you don't fuck with a Utahans beerfest. Christ, many of you brought your "A" games to the forum along with throwing stars, nunchakus and baseball bats when it came to the Utah Beerfest analysis.

You were also full of piss and vinegar when it came to Senator Valentine's pious bullshit on X96's Radio From Hell Show. After all the frustration & irritation of the past week, we're gunna make sure it ends right.

This weeks new beer selections are as yummy as they are different.

First off is Full Sail's Elevation IIPA: The nose is very floral and grassy with a mild sugary sweetness. The taste starts with citrusy grapefruit up front, floral and perfumey hops take over coming in behind the initial citrus hit. Smoothing sugary sweetness underneath the hops and into the finish. Not the best or the worst IIPA I've had but it's a limited edition, so it'll likely not be available again.

Next is Deschutes' Black Butte XXIII Porter: This is "the shit". Pours brown with hints of tinted ruby red on the sides. The nose is slightly vinous with notes of cocoa, vanilla and oak. The taste starts with intense cocoa, roasted malts, molasses and oak. The end is full of vanilla, cinnamon and bourbon. The finish is bitter and boozy. The flavors are spot on for the style. Everything is nicely balanced. A great beer that will just get better with age.

Both are in select liquor stores around the state.

Also, Uinta is still waiting on the state to approve their Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale. As soon as it gets the green light we'll let you know.

Cheers!

9 comments:

Douglas said...

Can someone at Uinta post some info about the new 4+ beer BABA? Is it a renaming of another beer?

KAGent777 said...

Oh cool. A new beer that is not exclusive to the Bayou or Beerhive. No offense to those fine establishments, but I really do not like paying (the necessary) retail mark-up. Does anyone know which stores these have been found.

Cheers,
Scott

Anonymous said...

Not sure were you collected your info. Baba is the black beer. And will be a year round beer.

Douglas said...

^ what information? I'm asking for info. So you are saying it is the Uinta Octoberfest Black Beer renamed?

KAGent777 said...

I found the Elevation at the Foothill store.

Has anyone seen the BB XXIII?

I would still like to find that one.

Cheers,
Scott

Douglas said...

The XXIII is at 9000 S for sure. Probably the Wine Stores as well.

Ricky H. said...

I found elevation at the 33rd store, but they did not have XXIII. I'm going to hit the west side wine store on Tuesday and report back.

---Ricky H.
Douglas, I think BABA might be a re-name. I had it at the fest and it tasted a bit familiar.

Anonymous said...

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Kill me a son
Abe said man you must be puttin me on
God said no
Abe said what?
God said you can do what you wanna but the next time you see me comin you better ruuuuun!
Abe said where you want this killin done?
God say highway 61.

KAGent777 said...

I did not see the BBXXII at the downtown or third west (1800 S) wine stores. I was able to find it at the 90th S. store. Frustrating that we have to hunt all over to find it.

I looked at the receipt when I got home, it was wrung up as Abyss '09. Well at least, the DABC got the brewery correct. This means that you cannot even look it up if you wanted to try to get one of the clerks to do a search for you.

Cheers,
Scott