Oliver Forearm Smash

When we drive back from DC, there’s a Total Wine that’s in Maryland that has a ridiculous selection. I try to pick up beers that I can’t find in Jersey, with this being one.

ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Proudly Brewed in Baltimore
Oliver Breweries was born in 1993 in the basement of a brewpub in downtown Baltimore. The original brewing equipment was brought over from the U.K. with the aim of creating authentic English ales. Since then, we’ve created hundreds of beers, listened to thousands of hours of ear-piercing metal, and made more beer-loving friends than we can count. With our new brewery, we’re ready to bring Oliver Brewing Co. to the masses. But no matter how big we get, we’ll always stay true to our roots.”

Random: This beer uses Mosaic and Simcoe hops.

The beer poured with a one finger head that was loose and dissipated rather quickly. It left limited lacing on the glass. The body was slightly cloudy and a bright orange with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had some mango and pine along with a touch of citrus. The taste had a lot of citrus, specifically grapefruit, along with pine and mango. There was also some sweet malt. The body was on the medium side with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with citrus. I picked this beer up on our way back from DC, so I don’t recall how much it was, but this was just a middle of the road beer. I wouldn’t rush back to it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Advertisements

Oliver 206 IPA

Today’s beer is another one that I picked up from Maryland.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Proudly Brewed in Baltimore. Oliver Breweries was born in 1993 in the basement of a brewpub in downtown Baltimore. The original brewing equipment was brought over from the U.K. with the aim of creating authentic English ales. Since then, we’ve created hundreds of beers, listened to thousands of hours of ear-piercing metal, and made more beer-loving friends than we can count. With our new brewery, we’re ready to bring Oliver Brewing Co. to the masses. But no matter how big we get, we’ll always stay true to our roots. Since then, we’ve created hundreds of beers, listened to thousands of hours of ear-piercing metal, and made more beer-loving friends than we can count. With our new brewery, we’re ready to bring Oliver Brewing Co. to the masses. But no matter how big we get, we’ll always stay true to our roots.”

Random: The brewery’s tasting room is open on Fridays and Saturdays.

The brew poured with a three finger, ecru colored head. It took awhile to go away and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was copper-colored with moderate carbonation. The nose was a combination of earthiness and malt. It had grass clippings and orange zest that was coupled with some nutty malt. The taste had a lot more grass and pine than the nose. It had a certain spiciness as well. The malt was there as well, which coupled well with the hops. The body was on the heavier side with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with a lot of malt. A can of this was $2, which came to $.17 an ounce. The beer was decent, just not amazing.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0