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Lake Effect Double IPA

Boatyard Brewing Co.

American Imperial IPA

4.6 by scot have another Lake Effect Double IPA by Boatyard Brewing Co.

Can bottom mark: Canned on 04.13.17. Pours clear with an inch of white foam. Large bubbles meander themselves down slowly. Lacing is spotty but thick. Aroma is spice with an enormous herbal backbone. Light sweetness. Reminds me more of saison yeast in the aroma. The saison ideas float through to the taste. More herbal and spice but not much nice. The mouth is medium but the carbonation is a bit too much for me. Dries a bit. First beer from Boatyard, given to me by a coworker of my wif...read more

Overall Rating: 4.6 by 1 dude have another Lake Effect Double IPA by Boatyard Brewing Co. 0%

Ramarillo

Big Lake Brewing

American IPA

7.6 by rich have another Ramarillo by Big Lake Brewing

L: Pours as an appealing orange, gold. Head is soft, small bubble foam that's off-white in color. Low length of retention with marginal lacing. A: I had a hard time picking up much aroma. What I did was malty with some citrus, but that was it. T: Great balance in taste. The tangerine citrus blended very well with the rye flavor and quick spice notes. It's bitterness was definitely grapefruit citrus at a perfect level. A touch dry, and finishes with light notes of grassiness and floral, but sti...read more

Overall Rating: 7.6 by 1 dude have another Ramarillo by Big Lake Brewing 100%

Party at the Moon Tower

Latitude 42 Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

7.2 by scot have another Party at the Moon Tower by Latitude 42 Brewing Company

On the bottom: canned on 04/11/17. Pours clear with an inch plus of white, creamy foam. Good retention, causing the foam to thicken as it recedes. Lacing leaves a line of waves where the beer once reached. Aroma reminds me of an IPA from five or more years ago. A mix of caramel from the malts, while the hops push citrus and pine. Almost pithy. Possibly dank fits as well. Taste follows the nose quite a bit. Caramel sweetness up front. The middle transitions to citrus, grapefruit and pin...read more

Overall Rating: 7.2 by 1 dude have another Party at the Moon Tower by Latitude 42 Brewing Company 100%

Caffè Americano

Cigar City Brewing

American Imperial Stout

9.7 by scot have another Caffè Americano by Cigar City Brewing

Purchased this last year at this time. Probably drinking past prime as I am sure the coffee is a mere shadow of former glory. An inch of deep mocha, almost brown, foam creates an inviting appearance. Opaque. Frothing as it recedes, having great retention. Lacing is there as well. Aroma of roast, coffee/espresso, chocolate and sweet creaminess. Hints of vanilla dance to the tune as well. Taste is fantastic. Roasted malts mingle with roasted coffee. Chocolate is joined by cream and vanil...read more

Overall Rating: 9.7 by 1 dude have another Caffè Americano by Cigar City Brewing 100%

Floy Division I

Three Floyds Brewing Company

American IPA

7.2 by rich have another Floy Division I by Three Floyds Brewing Company

l-Clear gold wit silght haze and full white foam. A-Grassy and herbal. T-Citrus with tropical fruit. Slight bitterness at the end. M-Solidly in the range of what I'd expect. O-I find single hopped IPA's very interesting esp. when an experimental hop is used. Three Floyds has total mastery of IPA's, no less in this brew. Solid IPA....read more

Overall Rating: 7.2 by 1 dude have another Floy Division I by Three Floyds Brewing Company 100%

Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

American IPA

5.2 by scot have another Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA by Griffin Claw Brewing Company

Pours with a couple of inches of pure white foam. Frothing as it recedes, it has good presence. Sticky lacing begins immediately. There are some micro-floaties. Aroma is herbal. That's about it. Taste is bland as well, outside of the herbalness that is in the aroma. Building bitterness that is old school. Body is light, almost watery. Light end of medium body. Surprisingly doesn't dry the palate completely but there is a residual bitterness, not harsh, just lingering. No date on bottl...read more

Overall Rating: 5.2 by 1 dude have another Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA by Griffin Claw Brewing Company 0%

Blow Your Face Out

Roak Brewing Co.

American Imperial IPA

7.6 by scot have another Blow Your Face Out by Roak Brewing Co.

Bottle marking: MFG 2/02/17. Pours hazy with limited white foam. Retention is the same. Sporadic but sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, pineapple and hop resins. Clean sweetness, minimal. Taste hop forward again. Clean sweetness mingles with the hop bitterness to give a smooth finish without much, if any, bite. Medium thick, creamy. Carbonation fits the beer well: medium. Dries the palate some but not bone dry. Possibly past the it's peak. I can only rate the beer in front of ...read more

Overall Rating: 7.6 by 1 dude have another Blow Your Face Out by Roak Brewing Co. 100%

Forest Queen

Lost Forty Brewing

Milk/Sweet/Cream Sout

6.9 by scot have another Forest Queen by Lost Forty Brewing

Pours opaque with nearly a half each of deep tan, close to mocha colored, foam. Foam is gone quickly. Ring that is left leaves some juicy lacing the quickly retreats. Aroma of dark but sweet chocolate, thoughts of a brownie with chocolate chips. Roast and char add delicate complexity. Creamy. Nice. Taste is less than desired. The character of the aroma is blended rather than complex. Maybe this is skill but bigger hopes. Everything is light: chocolate, roast, char and sweat. Mouth is ...read more

Overall Rating: 6.9 by 1 dude have another Forest Queen by Lost Forty Brewing 100%

Petite Sour - Raspberry

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

American Wild Ale

8.8 by scot have another Petite Sour - Raspberry by Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Pours clear with a pure white foam. Retention is average for this style of beer which still makes it disappear in a flash. No lacing. Aroma of raspberries, tart, wheat and hints of oak. Quite straight forward. Taste is sweet raspberry up front that quickly is defeated by tart and sour, Light body with big carbonation. Dry. A easy drinking beer. The berries come through adding great nose and mouth without the huge sweetness from the fruit. Solid. Enjoy!...read more

Overall Rating: 8.8 by 1 dude have another Petite Sour - Raspberry by Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project 100%

The Devil's Intention

4 Hands Brewing Company

American Stout

6.7 by scot have another The Devil's Intention by 4 Hands Brewing Company

Pours with a nice, almost frothy, half-inch of mocha foam. Retention isn't there but the coffee probably has a bunch to do with that fact. No lacing as the beer is quickly void of foam. Aroma is of Granny's house after dinner when she was brewing coffee the old fashioned. Hints of caramel sweetness. Hints of char and roast. The coffee may be so over powering to lead to one-dimensional. Taste is coffee up front with hints of sweetness. The middle is where this beer begins to take a turn, ...read more

Overall Rating: 6.7 by 1 dude have another The Devil's Intention by 4 Hands Brewing Company 100%

Cream Stout

Ozark Beer Company

English Stout

7.9 by scot have another Cream Stout by Ozark Beer Company

Pours with an inch of mocha foam; dark beers give the best head. Retention is average for style, receding almost completely. Lacing is juicy and thick but runs back to level. Aroma screams dark malts: roast, bitter, dark chocolate, and a bit of char. Caramel balances the dark bitterness. Taste is slick, slightly oily and sweet up front. Middle is joined by roast and baker chocolate. Char, almost smoke, accompanies in the end, into the finish. Touch sweet as well. Light end of medium bod...read more

Overall Rating: 7.9 by 1 dude have another Cream Stout by Ozark Beer Company 100%

La Maison

Taxman Brewing Co.

Saison

6.9 by scot have another La Maison by Taxman Brewing Co.

Canned on 2/6/2017. Pours crystal clear. Half-inch of snow white foam. Quickly recedes. Nary any lacing. Aroma is subtle but floral, herbal, pepper and off the shelf saison yeast. Not quite what the can declares on the side. Taste is more of the same. Finishes quickly. Bitterness builds: herbal and pepper. Finishes dry. Medium body. Carbonation is light, small bubbled. Not crisp. A nice offering but nothing out of the ordinary. Would like to have had it less than two months old as...read more

Overall Rating: 6.9 by 1 dude have another La Maison by Taxman Brewing Co. 0%

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