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Buzzsaw Ale

Arbor Brewing Company

American IPA

8.3/10 by scot have another Buzzsaw Ale by Arbor Brewing Company

Short Rating

Aroma: 8 (25%)

Taste: 8 (25%)

Look: 10 (15%)

Drinkability: 8 (35%)

Overall: 8.3

Overall Rating: 8.3/10 by 1 dude have another Buzzsaw Ale by Arbor Brewing Company 100%

 
 

The Curl

Short's Brewing Company

American Imperial Pilsner

7.0/10 by scot have another The Curl by Short's Brewing Company

Pours crystal clear with a finger or more of white foam. Retention is good for Pils style beer, becoming a bit more frothy as it recedes, very un-pils like. Nice lacing. Aroma is mellow sweet. Herbal and grassy hops lend to that "skunky" pils scent. Taste isn't much more eventful. Soft, sweet malt with hops starting to build in the middle. The end brings a low but lingering hop presence. Light body with medium carbonation. I don't like pilsners. The American macro-brew boys h...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0/10 by 1 dude have another The Curl by Short's Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Stroker Ace

Short's Brewing Company

American IPA

8.6/10 by scot have another Stroker Ace by Short's Brewing Company

Pours clear with a brilliant, large bubbled white foam. Retention is more fleeting than most IPAs but nonetheless hangs out for a bit. No lacing. Aroma is nice. They didn't skimp on the dry hopping and/or late kettle hopping to get this kind of aroma on a "session" ipa. Citrus and sweet, balance malt backbone. Taste carries the sweet malt. Not cloying, slight caramel sweetness that carries throughout reaching it's zenith in the finish to help fight off the large amount of bitter...read more

Overall Rating: 8.6/10 by 1 dude have another Stroker Ace by Short's Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Cerveza De Julie

Short's Brewing Company

American Standard Lager

7.2/10 by scot have another Cerveza De Julie by Short's Brewing Company

Pours crystal clear with minimal white head. There is absolutely no retention or lacing. Looks like a pilsner. Light pilsner malt gives a pleasant sweetness. Touch of lime. Not the typical skunk. Taste has a bit of sweetness along with lime. Not much else. Light body with light carbonation. Don't drink this unless it is warm. A nothing beer. Okay for a pilsner but still a pilsner. I don't need many of them in my life to be happy. I would have it again if nothing else was available. ...read more

Overall Rating: 7.2/10 by 1 dude have another Cerveza De Julie by Short's Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Bonafide Legit

Short's Brewing Company

American Pale Ale

7.3/10 by scot have another Bonafide Legit by Short's Brewing Company

Pours clear with minimal, snow white foam. Retention is minimal as well - not taking long before it nary coats the rest of the beer. Lacing is thin but stretches in rings throughout. Aroma is light sweetness that is covered quickly by hops. Earth, spice and a touch of citrus. Taste is more of the aroma. It's a pale ale so not much malt to cover, leaving a touch of bitterness on the back side. Not harsh - smooth and balanced. Light end of medium body. Carbonation tingles late on the fr...read more

Overall Rating: 7.3/10 by 1 dude have another Bonafide Legit by Short's Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Cornerstone IPA

Rochester Mills Beer Co.

American IPA

8.8/10 by scot have another Cornerstone IPA by Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Pours cloudy with a half inch of white foam. Head sticks around for a bit, frothing as it recedes, leaving residue on the ping glass sides. Aroma is solid classical Centennial hops: a mix of floral and dominant citrus, leaning towards the citrus side. Not much malt on the back end. Calls me in for a taste. Taste is once again hop forward but doesn't carry the hops as well as the nose. Muted. Light touch of sweetness/malt that reminds me of Vienna malt. Citrus side of the hops is front an...read more

Overall Rating: 8.8/10 by 1 dude have another Cornerstone IPA by Rochester Mills Beer Co. 100%

 
 

El Rojo Red Ale

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

American Amber Ale

7.2/10 by scot have another El Rojo Red Ale by Griffin Claw Brewing Company

Short Rating

Aroma: 7 (25%)

Taste: 7 (25%)

Look: 8 (15%)

Drinkability: 7 (35%)

Overall: 7.2

Overall Rating: 7.2/10 by 1 dude have another El Rojo Red Ale by Griffin Claw Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Nelson Sauvin Ninja

Pipeworks Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

8.3/10 by scot have another Nelson Sauvin Ninja by Pipeworks Brewing Company

Wife received as a gift for coaching basketball. Pours clear with minimal carbonation. A white, thick, and sticky finger of foam covers. Lacing is dotted, sticky and heavy. Retention is mild at best. Aroma is definitely that stereotypical Nelson Sauvin hop: strawberry and kiwi. Taste has light sweetness up front that carries gently throughout, helping to balance. Lots of late hops with alcohol adding more to the bitterness than the hops. Lots of late hops and whirl-pooling? Not as dry ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.3/10 by 1 dude have another Nelson Sauvin Ninja by Pipeworks Brewing Company 100%

 
 

Token Bourbon Barrel Aged

Alpine Beer Company

American Porter

8.1/10 by scot have another Token Bourbon Barrel Aged by Alpine Beer Company

Short Rating

Aroma: 10 (25%)

Taste: 7 (25%)

Look: 9 (15%)

Drinkability: 7 (35%)

Overall: 8.1

Overall Rating: 8.1/10 by 1 dude have another Token Bourbon Barrel Aged by Alpine Beer Company 100%

 
 

Scurry

Off Color Brewing

Altbier

8.2/10 by scot have another Scurry by Off Color Brewing

First review of newer Chicagoland brewery. Pours clear but somewhat opaque from the deep ruby color highlighting the brown. Foam is half a finger of tan and loosely packed. Retention and lacing are no shows. Aroma is strong oats and "typical" malt scent that you get from German malt beers. Honey more than molasses is there as well. Taste is similar: malt forward. Caramel, maybe toffee hints give the sense of sweet; subtle. Honey lends attitude. Medium body. Carbonation is m...read more

Overall Rating: 8.2/10 by 1 dude have another Scurry by Off Color Brewing 100%

 
 

Sexual Chocolate

Foothills Brewing

Russian Imperial Stout

7.1/10 by rich have another Sexual Chocolate by Foothills Brewing

A: Attractive slick blackness, with a small and soft light brown foam head. S: Seductive, first notes are chocolate and cherries. Then either really good expresso or soft anise. For such a dark beer, no smokey nor charred flavors. To sum up in one word, desserty. T: Starts as though it's going to be really sweet, primary initial taste is licorice and some burnt toast. Ends up that the sweetness drys out quickly. O: Special release from Feb 2009, this was bottle # 62 out of 600. Still was car...read more

Overall Rating: 7.1/10 by 2 dudes have another Sexual Chocolate by Foothills Brewing 100%

 
 

Sexual Chocolate

Foothills Brewing

Russian Imperial Stout

7.2/10 by scot have another Sexual Chocolate by Foothills Brewing

February 2009 batch. Bottle 62 of 600. Pours opaque with a half inch of mocha, thick foam. Retention is fleeting leaving spotty, clingy lace. Aroma is chocolate up front and throughout. Cherry and possibly plum bring a touch of age. Molasses, coffee and light scent of licorice round out the nose. Taste has chocolate up front and the hits the wall. That's about it. Not much else. Sort of falls flat. Licorice comes out some, even the cherry but it ends there. Big body keeping a touch of ...read more

Overall Rating: 7.1/10 by 2 dudes have another Sexual Chocolate by Foothills Brewing 100%

 

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