Editor’s note: This is the nineteenth beer in the Beer Advent Calendar 2015 series. Likewise, I’m going to be posting a beer review each day. Some will be Christmas or Winter ales and other selections will be beers I’ve been wanting to review for some time.

Based in White Salmon, WA, Everybody’s Brewing churns out some amazing beers. I recently had Country Boy IPA while at Pine State Biscuits on NE Alberta in Portland.

Country Boy IPA

How does it taste?

The beer pours a clear reddish color with an orange hue. There’s some lacing on the glass left as you pour this beer out of the bottle.

The smells are very aromatic with caramel, white-breading malts and floral, citrusy hops. You also sense the pine smells that make this a perfect IPA for winter.

The beer taste moderately hopped and medium bodied. It’s a sweet beer but not a bitter sweet. Country Boy IPA is pleasant to your tongue, even if you’re an IPA expert.

Should I buy it?

Yes. Any questions? 🙂

Review: Everybody’s Brewing Hoedown Brown

Author: Jason Harris
September 30, 2012

Hoedown Brown

Do you like brown ales?  Typically, I do. I enjoy them because they’re very drinkable and go down really smooth. Brown ales typically very easy to drink as the flow down your mouth with a light nutty taste and almost zero bitterness. My favorite brown ale by far is Hard Bop Brown from Upright Brewing (review) – which was astounding.

Today I’m trying an ale from a new brewery (to me) – Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon, Washington. Everybody’s Brewing is a small-town brewery, but judging by their outstanding website, they don’t let anything hold them back.  The have a huge selection and it looks like they’re popular.

So how does Hoedown Brown rate?

In a word, boring. Hoedown Brown comes in a 40 IBUs and is 5.2% ABV. The website describes the brew as “light brown in color, nutty sweetness and a clean aftertaste”.

I guess the description is adequate. This is a smooth beer that is very light – it rolls down your tongue and indeed has a slight sweet, nutty flavor with no aftertaste.  To me, this is a beer that needs so much more. It needs a bit of complexity and something to add interest.

What do you think – have you had this brew?  Please disagree with me as I want to discuss this beer.  But for me, this beer is boring.

For those wondering where Everybody’s Brewing is – see the map below.

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