Episode #179: Black IPA Blind Tasting Showdown

Revisiting the black IPA. This time, tasting through five different examples, including some heavy hitters of the style.

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Comments 8 

  1. From "Russ Perry Jr" :

    Weird appearance of a “N’Ice Chouffe” banner briefly around the 15 minute mark…

    It was funny seeing your order change after the first two times you pointed them out, then the banners pointing out that you’d done it. 🙂

    I’ll definitely have to get around to trying the Begyle “one of these days”.

  2. From "Jeff" :

    Hey Chris,

    I’ve had a similar experience with the Firestone, you must drink if fresh!! It fades really fast, going from off the charts good to below average(imo).

    You are the person that turned me on to only drinking fresh beer and it’s changed my world. There will be times when I go into a store and not buy anything if they don’t have something that’s really fresh.

    Enjoyed the episode, keep up the good work.

  3. From "Wes Skidgel" :

    Great episode. I was laughing at the end, because you’re tasting notes ended up describing every beer perfectly! (Grainstorm having rye, Wookey Jack being muted because it was old) You need to listen to yourself when making the predictions!

  4. From "Wes Skidgel" :

    I just meant it seems a couple of your predictions went against your descriptions of the beer. (You noticed rye in the grain storm but picked it as self righteous) If you had gone with your descriptions, and tasting notes, you would have gotten them all right! You out-smarted yourself

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