Member since Jul 30 2006
Premium until Monday, September 26, 2016
Avg Score Given 2.41 Avg Beer Rated 3.1
So what does #5000 get me? Arbor FIGJAM QuadrupleI. Go figger!
I question the worth of any cigar or beer over $2, sporty over $2K, shovel over $4K, contemporary no leaker big twin over $7K..........or especially anything labeled india pale ale.
Much to the chagrin of my colleagues, cheap beer is beer and I like it! Itís cool when my local beer store has a case of 30 on sale for $7!
Be aware that RB says: "This isnít about how well the beer conformed to its style definition -- itís about a measurement of your own appreciation."
So, I am by no means a beer expert, nor am I qualified to rate by style; my rating numbers are for my enjoyment only. My rating of 0-5 is based only on how much I enjoyed it.
IMHO, purposefully bitter hops are adjuncts which were originally used as a preservative. They add an unnatural bitter flavor and hide the real complexities of fine beer.
Nevertheless, I have tremendous respect for those beer experts who enjoy ipa style hops, session or not! Heheh, and how about all those IPA styles; guess what? They are all IPA. HAH!
Iíll taste any beer that comes across my path, whether I like the style or not; Iíll tick it, as long as I deem it worthwhile, dollar wise and Iím never going to taste it again, especially for an out of town beer run. Why do you think I have rated so many stupid nasty, terribly on style IPA and impy stouts rated?
Finally, real lambics are to beer like HD is to bikes.... there....ya have it, what else can be said?
Donít hang íround when I get a new top 10 beer ícause Iíll get my hand-me-down 44 revolver out and shoot it aimlessly into the air in celebration. What goes up must come down.