Beer Reviews / 11.08.2017

Spindletap Juiceston pours an orange hazy  color with a good amount of head that is typical of Double IPA's.  The lacing is there but minimal.  The aroma is killer on this one people.  You get a tropical aroma that is heavenly.  I definitely pick up some guava on the nose as well as citrus flavors....

Beer Reviews / 16.07.2017

Honey Hole is the bees knees. It pours a medium golden orange, almost rust-like color with very little head that doesn't linger, although it seemed to "buzz" with the effervescence of carbonation for quite a few sips. It's aromas include bready malt, sweet honey, and a slight dryness you'd expect...

Beer Reviews, Houston Beer News / 16.01.2017

The post that almost never happened: After a few weeks of gathering beer from all over town, and one long ass drive to Galveston Island, we did it. We had them all. We met up with a few other friends for a potluck meal just before Thanksgiving, and the Top 5 Best IPAs in Houston was born. None of us are official BJCP judges or cicerones (yet), as you may have read elsewhere on the site, but here's our take as consumers - just regular dudes that...

Beer Reviews / 11.01.2017

When it comes to Belgian beers, I either love them or I don't. The flavors are just too complex to leave room for any gray area. This Derrickman Dubbel is good, and it's even more special knowing that as I'm drinking it, it's gone. It was a good beer, and I rated it accordingly. What'd you think - Derrickman Dubbel leave you gushing?...

Houston Brewery Guides / 09.01.2017

We asked a bit about the philosophy behind the beer and who they're trying to reach. Bobby explained to us that Back Pew Brewing isn't really interested in brewing beer to transition people from macro to craft. He believes there are plenty of other breweries that'll do that just fine. "We brew beer that we believe in, simple as that." That's why they put so much effort into brewing a...

Beer Reviews / 04.01.2017

There’s no better way to start off a new year of craft beer reviews then with a dependable well-made IPA like Hop Gusher! This hoppy fruit inspired concoction is on the year round list of the young but hard charging brewers of Spindletap and their two ingenious brew masters. When I...

Beer Reviews / 06.12.2016

Hop Option Mosaic IPA is a very dank, fruity, citrusy, and smells and taste. This beer is listed at 7% ABV, which feels like a creeper beer, you've been warned. This is a very flavorful beer that is very smooth and light feeling. You could say drink this all summer long, and in a place where it feels like summer 80% of the year, that is very important! The only beer I would compare this to is...

Beer Reviews / 05.12.2016

Hop Gusher's got the sort of balance that's a bit rare in IPAs - I feel like the malt backbone and sweetness counteract the hop flavor and hop bitterness that typically turns off macro drinkers, although both are still there and very enjoyable. It starts off light on the palette, despite an aggressive...