On the 12th episode of the Bois & Bar Talk podcast in Season 4, our Drink of the Week is Karate in the Water by Beer’d Brewing Company. It’s a New England style IPA meant to be smooth like Karate in the Water with Australian Enigma hops. Each sip is like a burst of fruit (maybe pineapple?) and it has a 6.1% ABV.
It’s an orange shaded beer and pours with a bright white head. The can says it’s brewed with flaked oats and flaked wheat. We both had a pretty similar tasting experience with this one. So much that we actually came up with identical scores. We agreed that the initial sip is definitely good. However, the mouthfeel and what comes afterwards kind of turns into more bitterness than we would like.
Beer’d could be hit or miss on drinks. Although it is a pretty cool place to be out of Stonington, CT. This limited release was nice to try, but probably could pass if we saw it again compared to the competition of NEIPA’s out there. Pretty cool can and beer title though for sure.
How We Rated Karate in the Water
- Rob’s Rating: 5.8/10
- Kev’s Rating: 5.8/10
We kick off the show reminding everyone to check out the website Boisandbartalk.com to check out all of our episode posts. We do show notes and ratings for every beer and every episode.
Here’s how the episode goes down with Karate in the Water.
Halloween or Thanksgiving
Some holiday talk as we kick off October. Which of the two holidays do you like better? Is Halloween more exciting than ever now that we are adults with costume events?
There’s a bit in this episode honestly just blasting mops. Why are they still a thing? There are Swiffers out there that actually clean the floor. Mops just take in dirt and redistribute the dirty water on to the floor.
The Dating Game
We talked about greeting somebody on a first date. Right from the first glance. Do you play it safe with a hug? Or even pope-level conservative with a handshake? There’s also the kiss on the cheek if you’re feeling bold. A good portion of this episode is about dating experiences and how it’s about having fun and reading signals from the other person.
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