Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA

Type: IPA
Origin: East Lothian, Scotland
Price: $3.29 per 0.5 L
ABV: 6.1 %
NSP: 9.3 unscaled, 3.7 scaled

Man this bastard is skunked. I popped it open, poured a glass, walked to the living room to change the channel, and a big waft of skunk ass overwhelmed me from 15 feet away. This is definitely not my fault since I only bought this 5 days ago and did not store it in a greenhouse. The taste on this is also quite horrendous. This is the first beer I have had today, so I should be able to handle anything. You know that feeling at the bar when you're 8 or 9 deep and someone buys a pitcher of Bud Light and you instantly get cotton mouthed and can hardly squeeze down another drop. Yup, thats Belhaven Twisted Thistle for you. Calling this an IPA is also such a travesty. This has about as much hops as a Czech Pilsner, and this beer really reminds me more of a third world pilsner than an IPA. The scaled NSP on this definitely took a hit.