I can’t name very many Founders brews that I don’t like. I also know that TLD tasted Dirty Bastard on September 1, 2010. That was our first year of doing the podcast, before Eugene ever came on the show, even. So, even though we’ve had it, it’s been a long time and I look forward to revisiting. Both Eug and I are about “hopped” out and I know we’re going to have to start revisiting a lot of these old beers that are from in the old days. That’s because every brewery, now, is trying to “out-hop” the other. How much can we shock the mouth? Well, we’re over that. Not that we won’t have IPAs or anything, we’ll drink it for sure, we just want a break from the sriracha of beer (meaning it’s becoming cliche and faddish). Is it wrong to admit that I’m a bit childish and snicker every time I say (and type) “Dirty Bastard?” It sits at 8.5% so it isn’t easy on you. It sits at 50 IBU so it’s around the viscosity of an Imperial Stout, so some hop profile but not necessarily a hoppy beer. That’s good, too.
I don’t remember how I rated it, if we were even rating at that time, but it doesn’t matter, I’m going to treat it like I’ve never had it before. This will be fun. Tune in to hear how Eugene, Caitlin, Peyton Smith – the official guest for tonight – and I rate it and see if you agree. Do so while drinking a Dirty Bastard when you mow your grass, do your woodworking, scrapbooking, whatever you’re doing. Go down to City Bev and buy a sixer. You can hear it on the website, iTunes or Stitcher, just put in The Less Desirables in the search.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.” – Founders site