I had one Founders’ Dirty Bastard, one Short’s Huma-Lupa-Licious, and one Founders’ Red Rye P.A.
I’m leaving my beloved beer and Michigan behind.
I moved up to Michigan from Florida a year ago, graduated high school and left three days later. I had a good paying job and had enough money to pay for whatever I wanted and then some, but then my hours got cut. I went from working 5 days(40 hours a week) down to working 1 day a week(8 hours).
My mom is paying for my plane ticket home so I don’t have to worry about paying for rent or food over the summer. I can just get a job there and save all my money.
The problem with this is, Florida is quite behind on the craft beer movement with little to no breweries, especially in my city. I’d be lucky if I could find Sierra Nevada in a liquor store anywhere near Zephyrhills. I don’t know what I’m going to do without my beer! I’m going to go from drinking all this wonderful beer everyday to not having any for two months! Not to mention, all my friends drink Miller Highlife and call craft beer, “that sissy flavored stuff.” I’d like to see them drink an IPA and then call it a sissy beer.
I will miss the cool breezes of Michigan summer but most of all I will miss beer.
The beer delivers on what they promise, “A medium light body with freshly ground caramel malt with little to no bitterness.”
The beer pours a medium amber red with half an inch of white head that stayed through most of the beer. The aroma is nutty with a caramel backdrop.
In taste, I can’t find a bitter note in this beer, it’s all about the caramely breadiness of the malts and the faint nut and fruity aftertaste. There is a sweet aftertaste to it that lifts the body of the beer and gives it a refreshing lightness. Although, I’m not big on fruity beers, I’m more of a bitter hops person and I think that is what this beer is lacking. I would have loved to have a more bitter, dry aftertaste to balance out the caramel flavor.
Overall I enjoyed the beer but I can’t see myself drinking it again.
Maybe if it was free.
What's your favorite commercial beer and how long have you had this blog?
Currently my favorite is the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, I feel like I always have a six pack of it in my fridge. It’s hard to say this because my favorite beer for a long time was the Founders(Grand Rapids, Michigan) Porter.
I’ve had this blog for approximately…two days.
I’m sorry to say, I do not like this beer at all. I’ve been told that New Holland has some pretty strange stuff and all my roommates agree that they just don’t like it. This is my first New Holland brew and I don’t see myself drinking it again.
I personally love dark beer, the taste and aromas you get from darker malts are great but the raisin flavor comes through very strong and I just do not like raisins. The warm caramel flavor adds a nice balance between the bitter and sweet though. The aftertaste is strong with this beer and not in the good way. It leaves an strong sweet taste in my mouth that quickly dissolves into something almost like salted, cured meat. I was looking for strange beers when I was making my selection and this is most definitely strange.
Tonight my boyfriend and I shared the wonderful experience of cooking dinner together and then opening up a couple bottles of Huma-Lupa-Licious and enjoying, quote, “The best piece of meat I have ever eaten.”
Now to get down to the most important part of this post, the beer. I have been told multiple times about how much I would enjoy Huma-Lupa-Licious seeing as how I had a newly discovered affinity for hops and IPAs. I do quite enjoy it.
It poured a very nice deep orange color with about a half inch of light head. First smells are instantly hoppy and floral and as the beer warmed, a slightly citricy-orange started to come though.
The taste is, well…wonderful! To tell you the truth I hated, HATED IPAs when I first tried them. I thought they were too floral and bitter, I didn’t want my beer to taste like flowers! This is the most hoppy beer I have drank thus far and I now welcome and embrace another taste of that sweet bitter bite. I don’t have the beer expertise to determine different flavors in an IPA so I can’t go into great detail about it but I’m loving the strong hop flavor that comes out in the beer and I look forward to drinking more.
Please put more into my face hole.
If you open my fridge the first thing you will see is bottles upon bottles of beer. Beer has taken the place of food and I’m okay with that. Beer is food.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Founders’ Centennial IPA
and a variety pack of different beers.