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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%

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%

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