Firetrucker | Ankeny, IA11.21.15
1 (GAG) – 10 (BOMB)
Session IPA. Very similar to Steam but with lots more hops. Solid, well-balanced, citrusy IPA. (Q’s favorite FT beer)
Under Lager IPL
Smoother and breadier than IPA
Lacks the nasal maple caramel of most dopples which is a good thing. It’s fine (Q). Not a fan, but it’s good in a family of FT beer (OJ).
Acova Black Walnut
Very forward nutty. Good smoke, light hops. Smoke used appropriately. Bitterness from walnut, less so hops.
(Flagship) Crisp refreshing citrusy. A serious beer for a flag. Not for the faint of heart. Very good. Don’t know Anchor Steam well enough to judge a comparison, but reminds of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
2 Alarm Red
A not-to-sweet red. Great balance. One of favorite reds EVAH. Terrific.
7.5 [Q ]
Classic brown. Caramel-y. Chocolate-y. A delicious brown. Only brown better is Rogue’s Hazelnut on tap. “I would (and I have) drink it again and again and again and again. So familiar that you forget how great it is. This beer has turned me off of hoppy beers.”
8.5 [Q ]
Hearty. Thick. A great stout.
9 [Q ]
OVERALL: 8.5 – 9 – 9.5
8.5 as a place (lacking consistent food, but delivery option helps). 9 on great beer, cool place. 9.5 on art, staff, our connection.