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Live Blog of Oregon Beers night at The Stag's Head

Phil Foleen

As a peace offering to the West Coast, The Stag Head has graciously hosted an Oregon Beers night here in NYC! At least one of us is SUPER excited for the possibilities, let's see what we have in store from Rogue, Dick's and Elysian Breweries: Phil's 1st - Elysian Men's Room Red: a good staple kind of red ale. A little coppery on the aftertaste, but was an excellent way to start the evening, a good malty ending helps bring the flavor forward.

Brad's 1st - Elysian Jasmine IPA: This was a bit of a surprise because I was expecting a more flowery hop because of the name (I'm a native male). This brew was good but could've been better... However I've had other Elysian stuff so I'm looking forward to more.

Phil's 2nd - Dick's Danger Ale: a good choice for the second round. A good showing from he malts involved, but I missed the hops that were supposed to round out the taste. The feel was a little on the thin side, but definitely worth a try.

Brad's 2nd - Full Sail IPA: a decent IPA, although I enjoy a hoppier IPA. When your favorite IPA's are Bengali Tiger and Pale Ale is Dale's a lighter hopped IPA just doesn't do it... The thrill is gone.

Phil's 3rd - Full Sail LTD 05: I had high hopes for this one, and it came close to my hopes and dreams. A good middle range ale, gets a little bread-y I'd you let it get warm. Maybe good for a first round, but I think better could be found.

Brad's 3rd - Elysian Immortal IPA: This is cheating but I've had this beer before and I really like it. It's a hoppier IPA (see above) and that's the way, ug huh ug huh I like it!