#32 Hipster Brewfus MC IPA

So, if you read my previous post, "Brewfus Brews Brews" you may have been wondering "yeah, that's all well and good, but what the hell did you brew?" I'm here to tell you what I brewed, review what I brewed, and then show you a couple of awful pictures I took of it.

I brewed the Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA. In an homage to the late Adam "MCA" Yauch, I decided to call my first batch of beer "MC IPA."

Damnit, I miss that man.

Because of the variety in my batch, I'm going to review 9 different bottles! Sounds exhausting, right? Don't worry...It probably will be

Bottles 1-3:

Opens with a nice pop and the "smoke" pouring out of the bottle. I'm excited!

Pour: Golden straw, with a haze from the sediment. Big fluffy head on the top. It's clean, white and leaves behind a minimal lacing.

Nose: Nice citrus hop aroma I've become accustomed to from drinking IPAs. It's certainly nothing
amazing, but its a great sign that I did something right!

Taste: Crisp hop flavor, slight citrus. This is a wonderful, easy drinking IPA

Overall, I was VERY happy, and kind of proud. The beer may have been average, but I made the beer, so it's the best average ever.

Smell: 3/5
Appearance: 2.5/5
Taste: 3.5/5
Feel: 3/5

Overall: 3/5

This beer pairs well with: Beastie Boys - She's Crafty

Bottles 4-6:

So, beaming with pride, I brought these bottles up to Connecticut to share with one of my good friends. These bottles, all the best stuff is in the nose. Literally. When I opened the first bottle, I held the bottle up to my nose and inhaled deeply. Instead of taking in the vapor when opening a beer, or the hops aroma or anything beer related, I inhaled the beer. Literally. Held the beer up to my nose, inhaled deeply and I became the craft beer Tony Montana. Yeah. It was awful. Bottles 4-6 were gushers.

Fortunately, there are no pictures.

Smell: Hard to tell, it flooded my nasal cavities.
Appearance: I'm imagining it looked hilarious going up my nose.
Taste: Couldn't tell you.
Feel: It felt awful, going up my nose.

Overall: Awful

This beer pairs well with: Beastie Boys - Triple Trouble

Bottles 7-9:

After being nervous about opening the remaining bottles, for fear of exploding in my face, I finally went ahead. Imagine an IPA, and then crush some aspirin into it. What the hell, Brewfus? Get your shit together, self!

Smell: Cleaning solution
Appearance: Like any other beer
Taste: Aspirin and goat pee. For exaggeration sake
Feel: Assault on my mouth

Overall: Maybe next time, guy.

This beer pairs well with: Beastie Boys - Something's Got To Give

So, with a 33% success rate, I cant say my first homebrew project was a success. I can't say it was a complete failure, either. I mean, I drank 3 beers that were very good. Kind of good. They were decent. To hell with it though, I'm not going to stop!

All said and done right now though?

I wouldn't drink my beer.