Monday, September 19, 2011

Whipass Ale (Terry's Brewing)


Here at left4beer.com, our favour cannot be purchased nor influenced by the promise of free beer. It is a great motto. However, as I look around me, I see no one else. Which means there is no 'we' and I can totally be bought for free beer!
Terry, my cascade hop dealer, gave me a bottle of home brew for review. My first thought was to be kind, then I remembered - no double standards. Here you go Terry..

Terry's WhIPAss Ale =7/10

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Reviewing homebrew is so hard. There is a slight chance your friend messed up and you will have to tell him his beer tastes like ass. Not so for Terry! Once the bottle opens, a glorious fog and PNW hop aromas floods the room. I know Terry adds hops by the fist full. These big hands packed a whallup of citrus, pine and herbal hop goodness into the beer. Caramel and bready malts made a brief appearance at the end, almost as a cameo. The aftertaste was a tad thin and astringent. Perhaps more late edition hops are required. Terry can drop off homebrew any day.

Taste +3
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content +1 tasted +6% ABV range
Value +1 homebrew is awesome
Appearance +1 thanks for the stubby Terry...wait...

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