Welcome to Tap Talk, the beer review blog from White Horse Wine & Spirits in Absecon, NJ. Here you will find reviews on various beers that we sell in the store. We hope our reviews will help to educate you, and more importantly, aid you in selecting a great tasting beer. The world of craft beer is immense; there are over 100 different styles of beer in the world. Knowing what flavors to expect before purchasing can help you quickly discover your favorite style.
We will first rate the beers on our personal taste, 1-10, 10 being the highest. Then we will give another rating out of 10, based on the style. This will help you to see through any bias towards certain styles (....we love HOPS!!!).
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It is no secret by now that we love big aggressive IPAs. This one does not disappoint. It is big, medium bodied ale with a nice bitter hop finish. The interesting thing about this beer is the piney/sprucey flavors that come out. It screams holidays with that slight smell of pine trees coming from the added spruce tips which definitely inhance the hop aromas.
Although Rogue makes a lot of different beers, this one is always solid and makes the perfect holiday treat. Enjoy!