This was my favorite out of the first three. It smells good and isn’t bitter like Dale’s. Also noticed it created waaaaay less head than Dale’s – must be due to the carbonation.
Billy suggested that I start with pale ales. So, I tried Dale’s Pale Ale first.
I did NOT like it.
I don’t have a big beer vocabulary yet, so the words I use to describe it may not be the best. Nonetheless, it tasted bitter, strong, and very sharp. When it first hits my tongue it doesn’t taste bad, then it just tastes horrible all of a sudden. My beer buddy, after hearing my description, believes that I do not like “hoppy” beer (which is apparently what Dale’s is). I also worked on pouring the beer the right way. The pic doesn’t look great, but I did my best.
Oh – and I bought my first 3 singles from Total Wine. They have LOTS of singles for sell and the associate who helped me was very friendly. I highly recommend the Chantilly location for beer.
A few weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to learn more about beer. I feel as though I am well-versed on spirits and I don’t care to learn much more about wine at this present moment. Thus, I took to the internet to get some advice. Billy has a program that is designed for beer newbies and I’ll be using this blog to share my progress (among other things).