Monday, April 16, 2012

Finally the Finals!

In corner number one we have one of the "newer" kids on the block, RedRock's Elephino. It started as an Elephant but some prick of a layer got their panties in bunch over the pachyderm monicker, now we're stuck with the "ino".

"inos" aside, this one damn fine, juicy Double IPA. It has a nose full of juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit, nectarine and pineapple with a hint of dry pine. It's no surprise that this 500ml beauty is sitting pretty in the finals.

In corner number two there sits a long time favorite, Desert Edge's Utah Pale Ale. For a low gravity beer this American Pale Ale is packed full of flavor. Cascade lovers are never disappointed with this one and when it's offered on cask, it takes UPA to new level..

The nose has a big citrus and pine perfume. The tatste starts with slight bitters of citrus zest then transformed to light biscut malts. The end is bitter and bready with a light crisp and dry finish.

Voting has been enthusiastic to say the least and I'm glad that you've all appreciated this little diversion that helps to break up the more mundane parts of our days. That being said, let's not ruin or taint the finish. We all have multiple devices that allow us to vote, please use them, it would be stupid not to. As your dad would say, "just use your head". Here is the bracket.

Congrats to Elephino & UPA

Yup. I said, "Taint".

4 comments:

Douglas said...

Any info on the return of the Dubhe?

Anonymous said...

He with the most servers, wins!

Douglas said...

The Dubhe is back!

Anonymous said...

It has been a lot of fun to follow the brackets. Thanks for getting beer enthusiasts talking. Cheers.