This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Uinta Rise & Pine Hoppy Dark Ale. What better to toast the Eagles upset of the Patriots in tonight's Super Bowl.
I picked this up this past Friday when I was in Chicago for the Heineken Man's 75th B-day. It was quite a celebration and the family really came through with quite a Shabbos and weekend. But how can I do a trip to a great beer town like Chicago without making a beer run? So I stopped in at the Binnys in Lincolnwood and mixed a six pack, in addition to picking up some better beer for Shabbos.
I did not get a chance to crack this open in Chicago, so I stuck in the freezer and then fridge and then opened it after the end of the "Big Game." The beer poured a dark brown, but was not anything like a porter or stout. Instead it was hoppy and dark at the same time, with a great amount of pine and a little bit of grapefruit. The beer had a 7.5% abv, but the alcohol flavor was not overly strong. There was also a little bit of juniper as well as malt and the beer was an excellent mixture of flavors that had me wishing that I had brought back a six pack.
Uinta Rise & Pine Hoppy Dark Ale is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union and bears an OU on the can For the experts' take on this brew, please click here www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1416/247110.
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