March 4, 2012
Loooong Overdue: Saranac White IPA & Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale Double Feature Review
I finally got some free time so I'm updating my beer/poker blog.
It's become more of a beer blog than anything. There's no urgency/craving to play poker since Uncle Sam dropped the hammer on internet poker in the USA. With no real clear indicator that there are any moves being made to remedy the issue, I may have to stick to beer blogging until this issue is settled.
Now then, back to the beer. Back at the end of January I had two more beers to review: Saranac White IPA and Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale. So, without further delay, here we go:
We start with Saranac White IPA: Twelve ounce single bottle from Total Wine in Huntersville, North Carolina. Bottle is marked "3411 06:58", whatever that means.
Beer pours a cloudy gold color with a tall white head. Aroma is hoppy with subtle spice notes of coriander. Taste is IPA hoppiness with trace notes of the coriander and orange peel. Aftertaste is also all hops as well. Needs more spice to be a complete beer, but a a good beer nonetheless. I have rated this beer a 3.2 out of a possible 5 stars.
Next review on our double feature: Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale: Twelve ounce single bottle from Total Wine in Huntersville, NC.
Beer pours a cloudy gold color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity with hints of coriander and orange peel. Taste is virtually identical to the aroma with lightly fruit taste with the spice of the coriander coming thru. Aftertaste is light with the hop bitterness a bit of the lingering spice. Nice beer, but nothing too special about it. I have rated this beer a 3.2 out of a possible 5 stars.
Okay, that's it for now, I need to hit Total Wine to pick up some more beers to review. I'll do that this week and will return with some new reviews.
Thanks for reading.