Review: Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA

Brewed by New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO for Elysian Brewing, Seattle, WA. My rating: 4.9/5 Color: Slightly hazy clear amber Head: Light yet firm Nose: Floral with hints of citrus Taste/Body/Finish: Floral hop, sweet flower, malt, dark honey, jasmine. Mild alcohol – just enough to cut the maltiness but not slay the […]

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Blue Ribbon Mole Baby Back Ribs

I picked up a rack of baby back ribs on sale recently, this is what happened to them: Started with a rub similar to Alton Brown’s but with more of a 4-2-1 ratio of sugar, salt and pepper and I used New Mexico red chili powder instead of regular chili powder. I also tossed in […]

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"Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel"

The weather has been incredible this week (70’s just three days after slush-fest ’09!) and my spirits high, so I figured discovering a fine new brew was in order: La Chouffe’s description: “The HOUBLON CHOUFFE was brewed for the first time in 2006.  It is an ‘Indian Pale ale’ type of beer, with a harmonious […]

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