thetrifecta (29) - Bell’s country, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, batch #K8369 sampled at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe’. A ridiculous punch in the face of Simcoe hops and alcohol heat. Came in at 11.07% alcohol and is supposed to be around 100 IBU’s, which sounds about right given the aroma, bitterness and overall hop flavor. Aroma is largely pine and citrus notes, with a little breadiness from the huge grain bill. "San Diego Style Ale" is obviously a pun towards certain San Diego breweries who seem to think only they know how to hop the living shit out of a beer, with wanton disregard for balance or palatability. The beer is almost cartoonish in nature and is a single release 15-BBL batch only for sale at Bell’s General Store and the Eccentric Cafe’. Cheers to Midwest HopHeads!