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The good fills in from the left:


The bad fills in from the right:


Until a final rating is reached:
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Pretty Things Baby Tree
2011-07-29

Beer Rating:



The Type:

• Quadrupel

The Good:

• the slight lean toward a hop flavor (not overly sweet or maltly)
• the color

The Meh:

• the head is ok but could be more robust
• a little light on the body
• pretty drinkable

The Bad:

• nada
 
Eagle Rock Stimulus
2011-07-29

Beer Rating:



The Type:

• Belgian Coffee Ale

The Good:

• very interesting Belgian Ale complexity with the added hint of coffee roast flavor
• successful body with a good mix of both malts and hops
• good deep amber color
• went really well with my bratwurst and would be a good dinner beer

The Meh:

• the nose was slightly offputting

The Bad:

• nada
 
Ommegang Three Philosophers
2011-07-27

Beer Rating:



The Type:

• Quadrupel

The Good:

• delicious malty body with a slight tang
• nice strong alcohol pop
• beautiful dark color with tan head
• one of my favorite beers

The Meh:

• nada

The Bad:

• nada
 
Cars 2
2011-07-25

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• the beautiful vistas

The Meh:

• some humor that worked here and there usually with McQueen's non Mater friends
• some entertaining action although I would have liked more gritty car chases where you can feel the weight of the vehicles.

The Bad:

• the story
• Mater is an idiot
• the absurd fact that the real spies don't know Mater isn't one
• most of the film is kind of tedious
• badly written script with forced lines and unneeded dialogue
 
Captain America: The First Avenger
2011-07-24

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• the witty dialogue
• Tommy Lee Jones
• the skinnyification of Chris Evens

The Meh:

• the montage sequence could have been improved (although it wasn't that bad)
• a pretty formulaic plot

The Bad:

• the compositiing (seriously what has happened to good compositing in film)
 
13 Assassins
2011-07-24

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• the wonderful samurai action (the last third of the film was one constant battle scene)
• some stunning and shocking visuals
• the notion of honor and how these characters deal with it
• the characters (although sometimes I couldn't tell who's who what with all the blood stainage)
• the bits of humor scattered throughout

The Meh:

• one shot with a very comedic amount of blood didn't really fit the drama that was happening
• the return of a character that shouldn't have returned

The Bad:

• nada
 
The Bruery Batch 300 Tripel
2011-07-21

Beer Rating:



The Type:

• Oak Aged Belgian Tripel

The Good:

• the great sweet hop aroma
• the big crisp hop flavor balanced perfectly with a sweet citrus that eliminates any bitter hop aftertaste
• the strong tripel body
• the fun of drinking a homebrew contest winner

The Meh:

• nada

The Bad:

• nada
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
2011-07-20

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• the acting
• the emotion
• the crazy wizardry fisticuffs
• the epic

The Meh:

• some special effects seemed a bit off

The Bad:

• a few gripes with pacing and cinematography
 
Telegraph Reserve Wheat Ale
2011-07-19

Beer Rating:



The Type:

• American Wild Ale

The Good:

• nice tart Saison-esque character
• good cloudy tan color

The Meh:

• relatively refreshing
• very citrusy tart nose (almost like a cleaning product)

The Bad:

• the tart flavor is good at first but becomes a one-note flavor quickly
 
X-Men: First Class
2011-07-18

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• the cool factor
• the Xavier/Magneto relationship
• the action sequences
• Sebastian Shaw
• Banshee
• the writing
• the cameo

The Meh:

• some minor plot holes
• a few special effects shots looked kinda bad

The Bad:

• the writing (it's a little heavy handed at times especially with the Beast/Mystique subplot and the very end of the film)
• Angel
 
Winnie the Pooh
2011-07-17

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• the refreshingly traditional animation
• the beautiful background artwork
• the humor and writing
• the very cool songs by She and Him

The Meh:

• just a few character sung songs that didn't work as well as others

The Bad:

• nada
 
Hobo With A Shotgun
2011-07-15

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• very interesting cinematography and film color palette

The Meh:

• one cool death scene involving one's own calcium deposits as the weapon of choice
• good ole dependable American grindhouse violence/gore

The Bad:

• the acting
• the script
• the one dimensional villians
• the unecessary
• the fact that I wish a better film was made in the same visual style as this film
 
Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel
2011-07-15

Beer Rating:



The Type:

• Weissbier Dunkel

The Good:

• nice dark color and welcome malty flavor

The Meh:

• decent weissbier flavor but a little bland and boring after you get past the maltiness

The Bad:

• didn't have very much weight behind it for a dunkel and was a little watery
 
Horrible Bosses
2011-07-13

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• great leading cast and hefty supporting cast
• horribly awesome bosses
• a good dosage of Always Sunny-esque comedic dialogue
• some very funny moments littered throughout the film
• a quotable line buffet

The Meh:

• very much a pedestrian plot
• we needed a slightly more equal allotment of screen time per boss

The Bad:

• nada
 
Super 8
2011-07-12

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• the train wreck sequence
• the awesome acting (I bow to you Ms. Fanning)
• the wonderful dialogue
• simply a beautifully shot film (with exception of some unnecessary lens flares)

The Meh:

• the creature could have been treated in a more interesting fashion
• although much less irritating than they were in Star Trek, the anamorphic lens flares are getting to be a little much Mr. Abrams

The Bad:

• nada
 
The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel
2011-07-10

Beer Rating:



The Type:

• Belgian Tripel

The Good:

• pours with a wonderful thick head
• good nose and color
• very good balance of malt and tart for a tripel

The Meh:

• after the malty flavor fades there's a slight linger of tart that wasn't fully to my liking

The Bad:

• nada
 
Unibroue Ephemere (Apple)
2011-07-09

Beer Rating:



The Type:

• White Ale

The Good:

• refreshing
• has a nice nose and the right amount of carbonation

The Meh:

• the touch of apple is nice but I'd want a little more quality ale flavor in there

The Bad:

• nada
 
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
2011-07-08

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• some fun green light wielding action
• a few short but sweet origin story adventures
• Mogo!

The Meh:

• some of the animation is a little limited here and there
• a few of the mini stories get a little slow at points
• the audio mix could have been better
• Kilowog's voice didn't really fit

The Bad:

• nada
 
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2011-07-06

Movie Rating:



The Good:

• the action sequences
• the 3D (best live action stereoscopics I've seen to date)
• the comedic dialogue

The Meh:

• the story

The Bad:

• some over explaining
• some unnecessarily comedic robot designs (the Einstein bot)