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Hop Pun

Black Acre Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

8.8 by scot have another Hop Pun by Black Acre Brewing Company

Pours with a finger of pure white foam. Minimal retention and, at best, likewise lacing. Mostly clear with a tinge of chill haze. Aroma of overripe fruit (not a bad thing, just creates a more intense experience). Pine and resin. Definitely has a sweet side, assuming form the malt and overripe fruit from the hops. At different times the three notes lent by the hops each take the lead. Taste is sweet up front. Maltiness in near the finish of biscuit and bread. The hops swoop in quickly: p...read more

Overall Rating: 8.8 by 1 dude have another Hop Pun by Black Acre Brewing Company 100%

M-43 N.E. IPA

Old Nation Brewing Company

American IPA

9.4 by scot have another M-43 N.E. IPA by Old Nation Brewing Company

Pours cloudy as can be; no light penetrates. Minimal white foam covers. Retention follows. Surprisingly, no lacing. Aroma has that Citra twang without being overbearing on the Citra side. Mango is most prevalent. Pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of pine round out the nose. Taste is a bit sweet throughout. Has a tropical mango. Sounds redundant but mango usually is more earthy to me. Pineapple clenches the side of the tongue. Minimal bitterness. Lingering pine and pineapple. Pleasant...read more

Overall Rating: 9.4 by 1 dude have another M-43 N.E. IPA by Old Nation Brewing Company 100%

Spruce Tip IPA

Goodwood Brewing Company

American IPA

6.3 by scot have another Spruce Tip IPA by Goodwood Brewing Company

From a canned with date 06/07/17. Pours clear with a couple of fingers of pure white, frothy foam. Great retention with heaps of sticky lacing. Aroma has mild malt sweetness. Herbal, light citrus and a sense of grass share the nose. Sweet up front, giving way to citrus and herbal notes which turn bitter quickly. Grapefruit and the herbal are strong in the finish, lending to the bitterness. Medium body, at best. Dry, bitter finish. Carbonation is big for the style. The carbonation is bi...read more

Overall Rating: 6.3 by 1 dude have another Spruce Tip IPA by Goodwood Brewing Company 0%

Saucy Intruder Rye IPA

Black Acre Brewing Company

American IPA

8.6 by scot have another Saucy Intruder Rye IPA by Black Acre Brewing Company

Picked up from the brewery on 2017-07-08. Pours clear with an inch of frothy, off-white foam. Retention is outstanding. The top becomes rocky with popped pockets of bubbles indenting on the thick crop. Lacing is immediate, throughout, and creates rings. Aroma is pineapple, pine, orange and herbal, possibly grass. That "typical" rye comes through in the nose as well. Pleasant and not over powering. Sweet up front with a dash of rye that lasts. Lasting bitterness. The hops take...read more

Overall Rating: 8.6 by 1 dude have another Saucy Intruder Rye IPA by Black Acre Brewing Company 100%

Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA

New Belgium Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

8.4 by scot have another Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA by New Belgium Brewing Company

Friended to me by a neighbor whom is just starting to get into IPAs. This one didn't agree with him. Pours clear with a half inch of white as snow foam. Retention is average or better. Lacing is immediate. Aroma of pine is up front and strong. Citrus (grapefruit), grass, and herbal notes partake as well. Cracker and bread are lent by the malt. Taste is sweet up front, some of which lingers in the finish. Bitterness is brought on quickly in the end, somewhat stiff, growing. Grapefruit,...read more

Overall Rating: 8.4 by 1 dude have another Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA by New Belgium Brewing Company 100%

Nighty Night

Lost Forty Brewing

American Imperial Stout

8.6 by scot have another Nighty Night by Lost Forty Brewing

Pours opaque. Half-inch of deep tan foam covers. Fleeting. Nary a trace in 30 seconds. No lacing. Aroma has nice roundness and complexity. Leather, tobacco, brown sugar, and chocolate. The aging brings bourbon, oak and some char. The brown sugar is possibly the strongest note but is offset but by the dark malts and other barrel notes. Taste has a big hit of brown sugar, late, which lingers. Otherwise chocolate, tobacco, oak, bourbon and char mingle, coexisting through out. The transit...read more

Overall Rating: 8.6 by 1 dude have another Nighty Night by Lost Forty Brewing 100%

Eclipse - Evan Williams 2013

Fifty Fifty Brewing Company

American Imperial Stout

8.2 by scot have another Eclipse - Evan Williams 2013 by Fifty Fifty Brewing Company

Shared with the wife. Pours opaque with a thin mocha foam. Foams fade quickly without any lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Hints of smoke, alcohol, bourbon, and oak. Taste is much like the nose. Unfortunately nothing stands out quite as much when they are fresher. Big body with light end of carbonation. Dries but leaves the lips sugar sticky. This is a solid beer. I think the life has started to fade a bit. Two to three years seems to be the sweet spot for these. ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.2 by 1 dude have another Eclipse - Evan Williams 2013 by Fifty Fifty Brewing Company 100%

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%

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