Rhinegeist Dad

This was the second beer that I had at The Eagle. They had a spicy honey to pair with the fried chicken. The chicken was absolutely perfect. It wasn’t greasy and the breading had a lot of flavor. I also had the brown sugar bacon and the pickle plate. I love pickled vegetables. It was the perfect meal to have before leaving Ohio.


ABV: 6%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This hoppy red ale balances crisp hops with juicy malts like a well worn flannel embraces the cold early dark days of winter. Notes of citrus and cherry life saver.”

Random: This is a seasonal beer that is available in November and December.

The brew poured with a half a finger of off white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The nose was hoppy for an amber with some pine needles and transitioned into nutty malt. It had a hint of rye spice. It didn’t impart anything that was specifically “holiday,” although I’m not complaining about that. The taste was filled with pine, specifically the pine sap that you get on your hands after cutting down a Christmas tree. The rye was a bit more pronounced in the taste than the nose. It also had nutty malt. The body was thicker than usual for the style and decent carbonation. The finish was lengthy and nutty. This beer was really enjoyable and paired well with the food I ordered. If you see it on tap before the holidays, give it a shot.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Rhinegeist Truth

My first week working out in Ohio, I had to do load out the morning of and fly out that afternoon. I was covering for a manager who quit. After I landed, I headed to the convenience store by my hotel and was shocked to see them selling beer. Apparently most gas stations and convenience stores sell beer. So, I picked up a six-pack of this for the hotel room.


ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Rare are moments of truth, when you’ve struck the last match, belting out tunes with your friends, staring deep into the campfire – times when you feel infinite. Our Truth is found in the scintillating brilliance of hops. Brewed with a nod to the Pacific, hops sizzle with tropical fruit aroma, grapefruit and mango notes and a dry finish.”

Random: Sorry for the picture being blurry and only the can. I forgot to take one when I poured it into my plastic cup, provided by the hotel.

This beer poured with a half a finger of ecru colored head. It dissipated slowly and shockingly, left some lacing on the plastic cup. The body was a copper color and clear with moderate carbonation visible. On the nose, I picked up mango, pineapple and some grapefruit pith. There was also biscuit-like malt to back it up. The taste was equally crisp and hoppy. I picked up the same grapefruit pith along with mango and tangerine segments. It quickly went into biscuit malt, but was well-balanced. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with tropical fruit hops. A can of this was $1.67, which broke down to $.14 per ounce. This beer was solid and would be a go-to for me if it came out to Jersey. If you find yourself in the Midwest, this beer is one you need to pick up.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0