Evan did a beer review last night and I got jealous so I am doing one tonight. They're a fun time. I don't have to be in early tomorrow for work. Yankees are playing the Red Sox and we got Thursday Night Football on. Perfect night to drink a six pack. I was walking down the aisle perusing my options when one jumped out at me. Total Domination IPA. A very cocky name. Excited to see if it lives up to the hype.
Beer 1 - 6:29
First sip.... super flavorful. Heavy on the hops. Most of the flavor is in the beginning and then it just carries on. No bite at the end. A touch of citrus lingering around in my mouth offering to clean up from the party but I'd rather them just bounce. My biggest complaint after beer number one is I don't think the mountains on the label jive with the taste of the beer.
Beer 2 - 7:06
"In 2006, founders Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge spent 18-hours brewing the very first batch of Ninkasi beer. The result? Total Domination IPA – a citrusy, floral IPA and a testament to Jamie’s love for Amarillo and Crystal hops. With a great malt backbone and fresh, citrus hop flavor, this beer finishes with a desire to return"
I'm not one for I told you so's but that sounds like what I said after my first couple sips. Almost word for word. Bizarre.
Beer 3 - 8:05
Full disclosure...the Yankees just lost a a heart breaker and I am sad. The night went from fun drinking to sad drinking quickly. The beer is alright. As I let the remnants sit in my mouth I continue to pick up more and more of the citrus flavor. Almost tastes like a blue moon now. I used to crush blue moons when I was younger. These days I'm not a fan. I'm hoping I can drink some water and wash away the citrus build up that's developed. Is that a thing that is possible? Or did I make it up? Guess I'll let you know.
Beer 4 - 8:59
Water trick didn't work. Probably should have ate a cracker like they do in the Pepsi vs. Coke challenge. I did that once at a Pepsi booth at the food fair in Chicago. I chose Coke as the better one. This beer is still fruity. The more I drink it the more I'm not enjoying it, which is not the common theme of the 6 pack challenges.
Beer 5 - 10:06
My sad drinking has gone to happy/silly drinking because I just filmed a rap parody video alone in my bedroom. Read back that last sentence one more time....... what a nightmare my life is huh? But that's what makes me happy so I have to do it. Kind of like these reviews or this entire blog in general. "Do what makes you happy," that's my life motto. Well... my second life motto. Right behind "try your hardest. Do your best".
Anyways, back to the beer... fruity! foamy! Don't like it that much.
Beer 6 - 11:11
Since I'm not really enjoying this beer and I've run out of things to say I'm going to see how fast I can drink it again. I did this with the Icy Bay IPA and I think I got 16 seconds and touched the bottle with my lips four times. It's not chugging. I'm terrible at chugging. I'm good at quick mouthfuls. Huge difference according to my stomach because chugging makes me upchuck. Okay time to beat is 16 seconds.
Crushed it! Granted a little spillage on that first mouthful but whatever. Final thoughts on the beer are... it got worse as it went on. The citrus just kept building and building and then my mouth was a citrus swamp.
TWO OUT OF FIVE
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