I post my tasting notes of good (and bad) beer that I find in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. I don't write snooty or nuanced reviews, nor do I only drink one style of beer.
I'll generally rate beers on this purposefully crude scale, with a few accompanying tasting notes:
0 = offensively bad
1 = bad
2 = meh (mediocre)
3 = good
4 = exceptional
Follow me for an eclectic mix of beers and info about where to find them. I am Stephen Goggin. When I'm not writing about good beer and drinking it, I'm a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley.
Ryeteous rye IPA from renegade and hop strike black rye from Tommyknocker. Both are 3s. Solid and great malt notes, but not much nuance. Also, my palate is getting burned out from the hops. Still great, and I’d love to have them again.