Beer 285/365 – Evolution Summer Session Ale

Evolution Summer Session

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

ABV: 4.6%

Purchased at: Market Street – Salisbury MD

What makes this beer different: Can’t hold a candle to the best examples of this style (gumball head, little sumpin sumpin)

Will I be drinking this again: No way

Grade: C+

8/20/2010: Okay so truth be told I had no intentions on this being my beer for the day. I drove down to Salisbury Maryland right after work on this Friday, and brought a few bottles with me also. I ordered this on a whim at this random bar when we got into town, and we ended up doing a bunch of these crazy shots called “Hinkles.” Lets just say I ended up sleeping half of the night on the bathroom floor, therefore I was in no state of mind when we got back to the condo to pour a beer and give it a serious review. Which is also why there is no photo of this beer (sorry about that). I guess its a good thing I did drink this beer, because I would have missed my beer for the day. I would be pretty pissed if I messed this all up after 284 consecutive days with a new beer.

Again I did not pay a ton of attention to the characteristics of this beer, so sorry for the half assed review. The flavor was very light compared to others in the style, little to no hops in the mix. A little bit of citrus, and a little bit of pepperyness. I honestly had no idea that this was an APWA while drinking it. I would have assumed it was a witbier from the flavors. Overall there was not a lot of flavor going on, and they flavors that were there just didn’t jive.

Picture of the day: Time traveling cat.

Beer 282/365 – Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

Lagunitas Little Sumpin  Sumpin Ale

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

ABV: 7.3%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate - Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: A bit strong for a APWA, but this is a welcome change.

Will I be drinking this again: Yes, this is now one of mt favorite summer beers.

Grade: A

8/17/2010: American Pale Wheat Ale was a style I have never even heard of before starting this blog, but I am glad I decided to try a few brews from this style. It is quickly becoming my favorite style of beer for the summer. If you gave me a mix of this beer, Raging Bitch, and Gumball Head for the summer I think I would be a happy camper. Thanks to reader Chris for suggesting this beer to me.

Little Sumpin Sumpin doesn’t have any sign of wheat in the nose, its pretty much all about hops. The flavor is similar to the smell, tons of juicy hop flavor without being too bitter. Lots of citrus/grapefruit like flavors, with only a little bit of a hint of wheat. A year ago I would have hated a beer with this type of flavor profile, but I am really starting to appreciate the flavor a good batch of hops can gives to a brew. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy for the style, and very well carbonated. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

Picture of the day: Texas Sized

Beer 142/365 – Three Floyds Gumballhead

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

ABV: 4.8%

Purchased at: Won via superbowl block poll on Beeradvocate

What makes this beer different: Might be the most sessionable beer ever.

Will I be drinking this again: I hope I will be soon since they are supposed to be licensed to tell in Ohio soon.

Grade: A+

3/30/2010: Wow, if anyone ever tells you updating a blog daily is easy, they were lying to you. Sorry for the delay in updates but I am still going strong, just busy with the holidays and whatnot. Onto the beer. Is this not one of the coolest looking labels ever? Not sure what the cracked out cat is supposed to symbolize, but if anyone knows please fill me in.

I have been wanting to try this beer for a very long time now, and finally had it sent to me when I won the block poll on Beer Advocate. PERFECT three way balance of wheat, hops, and malt in the aroma and taste. Not one of the three aforementioned flavors dominated, like a three headed yin-yang. The hop flavor is mostly lemony citrus, and some grapfruit. The wheat gives this beer a near perfect mouthfeel for a lighter style beer. Wheat and hops are a perfect mix in this one, and I am going to try my damnedest to find a case of this for opening day of fishing in a couple weeks. Gumballhead has no doubt found a place on my top ten list

Picture of the day: Haha this happens to me all the time at work .

Published in: on March 30, 2010 at 9:58 pm  Comments (6)  
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