UnTappd: Year in Review 2014

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Looking back, I can see that 2014 was a prolific year for drinking. Thanks to the Untappd app, I have a way of quantifying this. Over the years I’ve been known as someone who loves use the app as a way to create similes to describe what I’m drinking; sometimes it’s clever but usually it’s just confusing and bizarre.

Here, I present my UnTappd Year in Review!

“Like the shock when you realize the Dairy Queen is on fire.”
Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean (Jan 2.)

stone smoked porter wtih vb

Here I was trying to get across the unexpected mixture of smoky and sweet; it was disconcerting, but lead to a fun review. I think Stone does almost everything well, especially their Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, but this one was merely “good.” 3/5 stars

“Like a pineapple on fire humming down a playground slide.”
Two Roads Brewing Rye 95 (Feb. 21)

Two Roads Rye 95

The fire comes from the boozy quality behind this beer, and I think the pineapple references the hop experience. As for “humming” down a “playground slide,” I can only imagine that I was thinking that perhaps this beer was immature and needed some more time to ferment. Still enjoyed it a lot. 4/5 stars

“Like a crisp chocolate chip cookie kilt lifted by a mocha breeze.”
Founder’s Brewing Company Dirty Bastard (Mar. 28) Continue reading “UnTappd: Year in Review 2014”

Top 10 Untappd Micro Reviews of 2013

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Beer geeks can be somewhat obsessive, and there was a time I used to write down what I’d drank in a notebook. When I discovered Untappd.com, that all changed.

In 2013, I posted 181 times on Untappd, describing and rating each beer I was drinking at the time. It allowed me to share the information with my readers on Twitter and Facebook, but more importantly it gave me a chance to write some of the weirdest similes I could dream up.

There are not just meaningless ramblings. Hidden in each is how I felt about the beer; sometimes the description is meant to hide a negative review and other times it just reflects what I was thinking about at the time. Each micro review holds a subtle hint about how the beer tasted.

I bring you my top 10 Untappd micro reviews of 2013:

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10. Gerry Dog Stout by Big Elm Brewing – Like swimming in maple butter with Clifford the Big Brown Pancake.

 

 

 

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9. Bourbon Cru by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – Like a wet liquor blanket on a plum raisin bed.

 

 

 

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beerpulse.com

8. Biere De Mars by Southampton Publick House – Like a quiet robot from Planet Funk.

 

 

 

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7. Brown Ale by Brooklyn Brewery – Like takin’ your best girl down to the malt shop and gettin’ a kiss.

 

 

 

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6. Overseas Mail Octoberfest by Willimantic Brewing – Like a pile of crispy leaves drifting off gracefully into the smoke of the evening.

 

 

 

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5. Bourbon Barrel Aged Lake Trout Stout by Sebago Brewing – Like being dragged through a forest from the back of a bacon truck.

 

 

 

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4. Conniption Fit by Atwater Brewery – Like being enfolded in grandma’s bingo arms.

 

 

 

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3. Road 2 Ruin Double IPA by Two Roads Brewing – Like a secret door behind the candy vending machine leading to pines.

 

 

 

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2. Yin by Evil Twin Brewing – Like getting between Mike Tyson’s fist and his other fist.

 

 

 

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thegreatestbeerofalltime.com

1. Oberon Ale by Bell’s Brewery – Like the aunt you thought was bringing cake but only brought the plate.

For more, check out the list on the right-hand sidebar.

Happy New Year!