Iron Thistle Scottish Ale

Iron Thistle Scottish Ale pours slightly hazy dark ruby red/brown color with a single finger fairly dense head.  This dense head is light khaki with good retention.  This reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, brown

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Orange Show from Saint Arnold

Continuing my beers of Texas series this week I am trying Orange Show from Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston Texas.  Orange Show is a blonde ale brewed with almost 2,300 pounds of blood oranges.  These are puréed and for each batch.   This works out to about half-pound of purée per gallon of beer. A strong

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Texas Shade a Wheat Beer

Texas Shade is a strange one.  It pours golden and slightly cloudy as you would expect a witbier to do.  The head is fizzy and short-lived.  After that, the aromas of wheat and yeast flow out first followed by a blast of citrus.  The taste packs a tart sour punch.  Texas Shade is brewed by

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Heart O’Texas Red Ale

Heart O’Texas is very dark red-brown color with a thick cream-colored head. This beer wears its 6.3 abv very well with just a nice warmth dancing in the mix. Aromas are all malt up front, with the barest smidge of fruity hops. A hint of sweet, citrus flavor appears up front with a spicy bitterness following,

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The Fort Worth Stockyards

The Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the coolest places in the Dallas Fort Worth area.   The premiere experience at the stockyards is watching the cattle drive. Great activity for an authentic Texas experience. In the Dallas area, this was one of my favorite activities that had a true Texas feel. You can watch the

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5 O’Clock Pils

5 O’Clock Pils Pils is described as this “The pils malt is light yet with a pleasant bready character, emphasized by the decoction mash wherein a portion of the mash is removed, boiled and added back. Saaz hops, the only hop that has never been hybridized dating back to when it was first cultivated from a

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F5 IPA from COOP Ale Works

This IPA is assertively hoppy, delivering ample hop pungency and flavor without shying away from bitterness yet still keeping it in balance with pale malt sweetness. Grapefruit, pith, floral hop flavors, sharp citrus. Mouthfeel is a little over-carbonated but it’s forgivable. Slightly coarse, wet, medium-bodied, refreshing. Not gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

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