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Stiff Jab Presents: The Fourth Judge Episode 8

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We KINDA talk about the New York Knicks (as much as we can stomach), we DEFINITELY review Schoolboy Q and Beck, and we PRACTICALLY beg Bud Light to sponsor us.

This week we are joined by NOBODY, so get ready for a healthy dose of James and Brad. Will we have other guests in the future? PROBABLY.

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Piercing Pils, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE 6% abv.
This Czech-style Pilsner is a winter seasonal, but it would be equally refreshing on a hot summer day. At first the pear juice takes the backseat to the bready Pilsner malt and spicy Saaz hops, but it becomes more prominent as the beer warms.

Piercing Pils, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE 6% abv.

This Czech-style Pilsner is a winter seasonal, but it would be equally refreshing on a hot summer day. At first the pear juice takes the backseat to the bready Pilsner malt and spicy Saaz hops, but it becomes more prominent as the beer warms.

Brother David’s Triple, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Boonville, CA, 10% abv. 
This strong Abbey Style Ale starts off sweet, so let it warm up first to get the more enjoyable spice and banana flavors. —Kid Moe

Brother David’s Triple, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Boonville, CA, 10% abv.

This strong Abbey Style Ale starts off sweet, so let it warm up first to get the more enjoyable spice and banana flavors. —Kid Moe

Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, The Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA, 7.5% abv.
In honor of IPA Day, today I wanted to share one of my favorite hoppy ales. This one actually uses 50 percent wheat malt, which, paired with its fantastic hop aroma and flavor, creates a surprisingly refreshing brew for its hearty alcohol content.

Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, The Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA, 7.5% abv.

In honor of IPA Day, today I wanted to share one of my favorite hoppy ales. This one actually uses 50 percent wheat malt, which, paired with its fantastic hop aroma and flavor, creates a surprisingly refreshing brew for its hearty alcohol content.

Hodgson’s Double IPA, Fish Brewing Co., Olympia, WA, 9.9% abv. 
This pours an amber orange with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. The taste has plenty of booze and hop bitterness, but lacks the complexity of a standout DIPA.

Hodgson’s Double IPA, Fish Brewing Co., Olympia, WA, 9.9% abv.

This pours an amber orange with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. The taste has plenty of booze and hop bitterness, but lacks the complexity of a standout DIPA.

Young writers, with whom I am otherwise in sympathy, advocate on the contrary a succinct plot with few characters. That is not my conception of the novel. How to put it to you? You know that there is plane geometry and solid geometry. Well, for me, the novel is not only plane psychology, but psychology in time. I have attempted to isolate the invisible substance of time, but to do that the experiment had to be able to be long-lasting. I hope that at the end of my book, some minor social event of no importance, some marriage between two persons who in the first volume belong to very different worlds, will indicate that time has passed and will take on the beauty of certain patinated leatherwork at Versailles, which time has encased in an emerald sheath.

—Marcel Proust, November 1913

Reading Swann’s Way during college left an indelible impression on me, and significantly expanded my conception of what a novel could be. The quote above expresses that notion to a greater extent than anything else I have read, which is why I believe it also captures what we are trying to do here. High-minded pretensions aside, it is our hope that someday, some inconsequential fight or interview here may provide greater insight into some future events, or simply serve as a reminder of how time molds and changes us all. 

We remain at our core a fight magazine, but as the additions of The Fourth Judge and Kid Moe have shown, we are also attempting to push into new areas. The topics we plan to cover would normally result in us being labeled a men’s magazine, if we were interested in such antiquated labels. But absent the need to fit in a specific shelf at the newsstand, we are happy to exist as we are, un-gendered and welcoming of all. The fact we are poised to cross 10,000 followers on Tumblr later today is evidence that whatever we are doing, some of you out there enjoy it.

So welcome to Stiff Jab 3.0. You might have noticed the URL has finally been upgraded, but the writing and design remain decidedly Low Rent. We’re going to be trying some new things, and veering a bit off track. It could get weird. You’ve been warned. Thanks for taking the ride.

Pitch Black IPA, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR, 6.5% abv.
Don’t sweat the nomenclature, this American Black/Cascadian Dark/Black IPA is simply an outstanding, medium-bodied IPA but with a deep brown, nearly black color and an additional layer of roasted malt complexity.

Pitch Black IPA, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR, 6.5% abv.

Don’t sweat the nomenclature, this American Black/Cascadian Dark/Black IPA is simply an outstanding, medium-bodied IPA but with a deep brown, nearly black color and an additional layer of roasted malt complexity.

Evil Cousin Imperial IPA, Heretic Brewing Co., Pittsburg, CA, 8.0% abv.
Huge amounts of resinous hop flavor with a beautiful copper color and a sticky, piney aroma. The malts don’t stand a chance against the bitterness, so hopheads will surely enjoy.

Evil Cousin Imperial IPA, Heretic Brewing Co., Pittsburg, CA, 8.0% abv.

Huge amounts of resinous hop flavor with a beautiful copper color and a sticky, piney aroma. The malts don’t stand a chance against the bitterness, so hopheads will surely enjoy.

Jon Jones Totals Bentley in Binghamton: Arrested for DUI

Big Time

The Washington Post reports Jon Jones wrapped his Bentley around a telephone pole in Binghamton, NY at 5:00am this morning. It is probably the one in the picture above, unless he bought another. I’m guessing he’s not going to be appearing in any more Bud Light ads. Enjoy Responsibly. 

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Double Stout Black Ale, Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA, 8.8% abv.
This really stands out from other imperial stouts. It’s fermented at higher temperatures, which gives it a slight tartness that blends smoothly with the toasty malts.

Double Stout Black Ale, Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA, 8.8% abv.

This really stands out from other imperial stouts. It’s fermented at higher temperatures, which gives it a slight tartness that blends smoothly with the toasty malts.

Toasted Porter, Einstok Olgerd, Akureyri, Iceland, 6% abv. 
Iceland really did us a solid by sending this deliciously rich porter our way. It almost makes up for that massively disruptive volcanic plume a few years back.

Toasted Porter, Einstok Olgerd, Akureyri, Iceland, 6% abv.

Iceland really did us a solid by sending this deliciously rich porter our way. It almost makes up for that massively disruptive volcanic plume a few years back.

Life and Limb, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA, 10.2% abv. 
This collaboration with Dogfish Head is a big slow-sipper, with a touch of maple syrup. It’s fantastic, but strong and filling, and therefore best to share with a worthy companion.

Life and Limb, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA, 10.2% abv.

This collaboration with Dogfish Head is a big slow-sipper, with a touch of maple syrup. It’s fantastic, but strong and filling, and therefore best to share with a worthy companion.

Sanctification, Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA, 6.75% abv. This sour blonde ale is well carbonated, tart, and surprisingly refreshing. I highly recommend this if you are nervous about trying sour beers.

Sanctification, Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA, 6.75% abv.

This sour blonde ale is well carbonated, tart, and surprisingly refreshing. I highly recommend this if you are nervous about trying sour beers.

Torpedo Extra IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA, 7.2% abv.
Put a great beer in a tallboy can and I’m going to be happy every time.

Torpedo Extra IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA, 7.2% abv.

Put a great beer in a tallboy can and I’m going to be happy every time.

Bison Organic Chocolate Stout, Bison Brewing, Ukiah, CA, 5% abv. 
Dry, tastes like biscuits and cocoa. Very drinkable, but I like my stouts with a little more body (and alcohol).

Bison Organic Chocolate Stout, Bison Brewing, Ukiah, CA, 5% abv.

Dry, tastes like biscuits and cocoa. Very drinkable, but I like my stouts with a little more body (and alcohol).