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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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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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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