Common Roots Time APA

I finally broke down and hired a service to do the lawn. I really enjoyed doing the lawn, but I didn’t have enough time with my work schedule. They do a relatively good job and it frees up about 3 hours on a Sunday for me. It takes them about an hour to get everything done. I will say that I am slightly jealous of their ride-on mower. It always looks like so much fun to use. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.

ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Double dry-hopped, all Galaxy pale ale. Creamy, juicy hop flavors with an intense citrus hop aroma.”

Random: They do my weed-whacking too.

The beer poured with a two finger, loose, ecru-colored head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark yellow and very hazy. There was some carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of citrus. I specifically picked up orange segments with lemon juice and tangerines. I think there was a little pomelo as well. The taste also had a lot of citrus. I found some orange segments and orange peel. The tangerine came out as well, along with clementine. There was grapefruit segments and zest too. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with citrus. A pounder can of this was $3.75, which broke down to $.23 per ounce. I thought this was a middle of the road pale ale, nothing special.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

Common Roots Coffee Cup

Val recently purchased some new coffee from one of our favorite places. They make a Horchata coffee that she cools down for iced coffee. It’s my new favorite thing. There’s no good coffee places by my job. I’m stuck with either getting Wawa or Dunkin’ Donuts, neither of which I’m a huge fan of. The one good thing about living or working in a city is having a good coffee shop. I guess I’ll just have to suffer.

ABV: 9%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A double coffee stout made with cold brew coffee and flavors of chocolate and caramel.”

Random: The website says that this a collaboration beer, but doesn’t say who the collaboration is with.

The beer poured with a quarter finger of tan head that dissipated slowly. It didn’t leave much lacing on the glass, but left a small crown. The body was dark brown, almost black. Due to the color, I couldn’t see any carbonation. The nose was very earthy with lots of dark coffee. There was a nuttiness to the beer as well. The taste started with very strong espresso notes. It transitioned into dark chocolate and lactose. Vanilla notes came through next. The booze made a slight appearance, but was relatively well-integrated. The body was on the heavy side with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy and sticky finish with coffee. I picked up the pounder can for $4.75, which came to $.30 per ounce. I really enjoyed this beer and if you like strong coffee, I think you’ll enjoy it too.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0