Sunday, December 23, 2007

Michelob Pale Ale



Give this one a B-. The Pale Ale is my favorite style of beer, as I'm a huge fan of Hops. It's hard for me to pass up on a Sierra Nevada, as they seem to do it best. Like their Marzen, Michelob's Pale Ale is a watered down version of the style. The beer was hoppy, but didn't have the same bite as a Sierra Nevada. The beer poured very clear, and you can tell that Michelob heavily filters their beer. For this style, I like a little sediment.

Although this doesn't compare to my favorite beer, it's still a mighty tasty beverage. If Anheuser-Busch sold this beer at Budweiser prices, I'd start drinking it on a regular basis.

PQ=32.4

16 comments:

Louis Winthorpe III said...

What is your favorite beer? Or were you just meaning pale ales in general are your favorite?

Louis Winthorpe III said...

So is the Lindsey Xmas gift ban still in effect?

Strap said...

if pushed into a corner, I'd say Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale.

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Very intersting... I would not have guessed that.

Keith said...

What's the Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale phoenix quotient?

Strap said...

it would be a 33.3....high cost out in Hawaii brings it down, even though I give an A+...it's 9.35 per 6-pack.

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Interesting... It's PQ is not much less than Siera Nevada Pale Ale's PQ.

Does SN PA have the highest PQ you've seen so far?

Louis Winthorpe III said...

What does Sonya think of the Phoenix Quotient?

Louis Winthorpe III said...

You know, I'm getting a different PQ than you for SN PA. I used:

4.0/($9.35/72 oz) = 30.8

How are you getting your numbers?

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Never mind, I got it.

Phoenix Quotient =
4.33/($9.35/72 oz) = 33.3

I guess you are using:

A+ =4.33
A =4.0
A- =3.67
B+ =3.33
B =3.0
B- =2.67

Etc.

Louis Winthorpe III said...

So by the way the PQ is currently calculated, you would not likely see a number over 40. If you wanted to make the PQ more intuitive, you could take the original PQ and multiply by 2.5. That could be the adjusted PQ, or APQ. You would then have a maximum value of 100. So SN PA would be 33.3*2.5= 83.25

Strap said...

not necessarily. let's say I love Cold Cock Malt Liquor and gave it an A+...at 1.50 for a 40 oz, it prices out to .0375 PPO. it would have a PQ = 114.66

Louis Winthorpe III said...

True, but if you used APQ, you are not likely to have a value over 100. Think of it like QB passer ratings. It is capped at 136.0 in the NFL, even though it is possible for a QB to achieve a score higher than that.

In reality, you are not likely to encounter anything over 100. I mean, really, would you REALLY give Cold Cock Malt Liquor an A+? I'd give it a D at best. That would be (1/$1.50)*(40)=26.7 for PQ or 66.7 for APQ.

But I guess you're right--why mess with the formula now. You should just tell people that scores over 32 are really good, and that you wouldn't expect to see anything over 40.

Louis Winthorpe III said...

And if you gave it a D-, it would have a PQ of 18.7.

You may want to make one adjustment: You can make an F have a value of .1 instead of 0. That way, beers receiving an F are comparable. Otherwise, an F beer costing $100/ounce will have the same PQ as an F beer costing $0.05/ounce.

Strap said...

if i think leaving a F a 0 makes sense...i'd never want to buy a F-rated beer again, no matter what the cost.

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Fair enough... You've persuaded me...