Beer#97 MacTarnahan’s Lip Stinger

Mactarnahan's Lip Stinger

Name: Lip Stinger

Style: Farmhouse Ale

Brewery: MacTarnahan’s Taproom.   website

Country: USA

Region: Portland, Oregon

ABV: 4.8% Abv

How served: 22oz capped bomber poured into a Boerinneken glass.        

My Overall Opinion:  Good.

I paired this beer with: Grilled tilapia with a spicy marinade.

Tasted on: Wednesday April 7th, 2010. 

Note:   This was fermented with cracked peppercorn, but I had to use my imagination to taste any of the peppercorns in this beer.  The label says Lip Stinger, so I was expecting a little bit of a spicy bite, but there was none.  Now to put this in perspective, I love habanero peppers, the hotter the better, so my taste buds are immune to “low heat” and that is a possible reason why I didn’t detect any heat in this beer.   Otherwise this was just your run of the mill Farmhouse Ale, nothing to set it apart from the middle of the pack in this style.  It was a good beer, refreshing and went well with my meal. 

 From their website:   

Malts: 2 Row, Pilsen, Wheat
Hops: Mt. Hood, Saaz
Spice: Malaysian and Indian 4 pepper blend
Bitternes: 32 IBU
Alcohol By Volume: 4.8%
Availability: May through July

Lip Stinger is an effervescent and rustic farmhouse ale. This limited release ale is fermented with cracked peppercorn to introduce a spicy nose and warming mouth feel that will deliver a flavor sensation that is endlessly interesting.

Enjoy the heat….and no pouting!!

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