Heyo, I haven’t tumblr’d or whatever in a long time, so I figured I’d get back to talking about what I’m good at talking about aside from football, beer.
Tonight I’ll be talking a little bit about Jon Boat Ale by Intuition Ale Works, a local Jacksonville brewery and in my opinion the best local brewery in town.
Jon Boat is a Kölsch style ale, which originates from Germany and has grown in popularity in the states. It’s a light beer and pretty refreshing when it’s warm out, pours a light amber in color.
It has a very “bready” smell, I guess you would say? Most Kölsch style beers are bitter and a little sour and Jon Boat definitely delivers there. It’s not my favorite beer by Intuition, but it’s likely going to be the one non-craft beer nerds will like. It’s an easy one to grab a six pack of and head to a gathering or tailgate. It’s only 4.5% ABV so it’s not going to sneak up on you like some other craft beers.
ISo-lat chest press
Lat pull down
Tri push down
Oh, hey you guys. So, I picked up a couple seasonal beers at Total Wine during the week and noticed they had Left Hand’s newest iteration of Fade to Black, which is a beer they do each season and modify a bit. I’ve had all three prior versions of the beer, so I picked up a bottle to try the newest one.
The Vol. 4 version of the beer is an american black ale with moderate ABV at 6.5%. I drank it mostly out of the bottle but poured a bit of it into a glass to get a look at the color and as expected it’s almost like black ink with a bit of a burnt marsh mellow head.
The beer smells a bit like coffee, burnt toast, and you get a little bit of the hops and some vanilla.
It tasted as expected, like coffee and a lot of dark chocolate. It’s also pretty smooth with not a ton of carbonation and easy to drink.
If you like coffee style beers, you’ll probably enjoy this one. I did.
I forgot my Tumblr password so I have not been taking pictures of delicious beer. I have gone back to the gym however so I will also update you with all the terrible exercises I do.
Like today, when I go do deadlifts which are the devil.
I saw a bomber of this Great Divide double IPA at Total win and had to buy it, because it said “wood aged” and I love wood aged IPAs/porters.
Also, it’s a Great Divide beer so it was a safe assumption that it was going to be a good beer. The first thing noticeable about the beer is the color of the pour, it’s a nice amber color. It also has quite a bit of scents. There’s some oak, citrus and some sweeter citrus.
The beer isn’t nearly as in your face hoppy as one would expect on the initial taste. There is a lot of oakiness and some cedar however, as well as a bit of an alcohol finish.
Overall it was disappointing from what I actually expected, but it was still a very good beer. I just had some high hopes for I don’t know exactly what. I’d definitely buy it again and enjoy it, as it’s a very complex beer and good for sippin’.
I completely forgot about updating my Tumblr with things I like, like beer. I’m going to make an effort to get back to posting about beer I drink because people seemed to like it.
Anyway, last night I had the always good Titan IPA by Great Divide. I’ve yet to have a Great Divide brew that I do not like, and I’m a very picky beer drinker. It’s a very good IPA right up there with Bell’s Two Hearted (which is my favorite). It’s got a good punch with it at 7.1% ABV but not too strong that you can’t drink a few of them.
As you can see, even with the Instagram filter, it pours a nice amber color with minimal head. You can smell the classic pine from the hops with a little bit of lemon and other citrus. Right away you can get the citrus (grapefruit) from the hops and it finishes very clean with a good hop aftertastes. It’s better than the average IPA and is a good one to have in the “Oh, yeah I’ll pick up a six pack of that while I’m here” rotation.