Foreign Objects Glass Candle Grenades

Sometimes, I just pick up beers because the packaging is pretty. I know that I shouldn’t, but I just can’t help myself.

ABV: 7.1%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In this New-American Hoppy Ale the undeniable flavors and olfactory sensations of tropical citrus, peach-nectar and sweet lime burst and explode from the combination of Motueka, Centennial, and Simcoe hops. Obscure as we are, a glass candle has shown us the way. This is the sound of inspiration!!”

Random: This beer is available in cans and on draft.

This beer poured with a one finger, relatively loose, pure white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was very hazy and bright orange. Due to the cloudiness, there was no carbonation visible. The nose started with grapefruit flesh and pith and quickly went into a green herbal note. I picked up cilantro and mint. It also had a green onion note that I wasn’t a huge fan of. The taste started with some fruit. I specifically picked up fresh peaches and some grapefruit, but then the herbal and vegetal notes took over. The green onion note was dominant and not my favorite. Chives came through too. I also picked up some pineapple as well. The body was on the thicker side with generous carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with green onions and chives. I picked this can up for $6.99, which came to $.44 per ounce. I wanted to like this beer, but I’m not a big fan when IPAs go so vegetal. I wouldn’t have this one again, especially given the pricetag.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

Foreign Objects Death Posture

Val and I went to a hotel in Philly for massages awhile back because my back was killing me from working on an order picker to help out another site. Although I’m not afraid of heights, being on a machine with a small platform 30 feet in the air is not my version of fun. This beer was what I picked at lunch after the massage.

ABV: 8.1%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Assume the Death Posture and glean beyond this subjective experience of reality! Attain the Chaote’s gnosis – the Void-Self Perception! This Foreign Objects New-American Hoppy Ale will inspire you! Galaxy, Motueka, & Calypso hops combine to create aromas of intense citrus meringue, ripe tropical fruit ambrosia, and a frighteningly sincere understanding that the only way out of subjectivity is through the Void! Drink deeply, as sensory overload & mystical wisdom are sure to follow!”

Random: This beer is available on draft and in cans.

This beer poured with less than a half a finger of white head and it dissipated at a moderate pace. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was incredibly cloudy and bright yellow in color. I couldn’t see any carbonation due to the haziness. The nose was filled with tropical fruits and citrus. I picked up pineapple and mango and grapefruit. The taste was bright and citrusy as well. Grapefruit juice and peel came through along with pineapple. It had a slight fruity sweetness as well that reminded me of Juicy Fruit gum. The body was on the lighter side of the style with high carbonation. It had a sticky finish with Juicy fruit gum. I enjoyed this beer a lot and it paired well with lunch. I would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0