Friday, March 8, 2013

Alesmith My Bloody Valentine

Read between the beer.
type: red ale
origin: San Diego, CA
price: $7/22oz
ABV: 6.66%
NSP: 6.2

Valentine's day is bullshit.  It's just another manufactured holiday designed to sell stupid Hallmark cards.  And, it doesn't take long for most people in a serious relationship to see that.  But we're in love with beer over here, especially ones made by San Diego's Alesmith.

This reminds me of a more robust, floral, red IPA (like if Green Flash backed off on the hops in HHR).  It's somewhere between a red IPA and an amber ale, I supposed, and it's quite remarkably balanced.  The color almost perfectly matches the colors on the bottle label, too.

Even if they did make this year-round, I'm not sure I'd buy this regularly.  Not that it's bad, it's just not a style I'd become obsessed with.  But if you are a big fan, the high level of "drinkability" means you'll finish the bottle before you can unwrap your next V-day man sheath.  And if you haven't heard, MBV have a new album out too.  Pow pow.

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