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The Caddagh

Phase Three Brewing

Irish Dry Stout

8.1 by scot have another The Caddagh by Phase Three Brewing

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2022-04-15. It has an "enjoy by" date, which I hate, but it smudged, so I can't read it. Pours a beautiful dark brown opaque with a huge mocha foam that covers. Good retention, nary any lacing. Aroma is complex: cream, roast, cocoa, earth, and burnt ashiness. Lovely aroma for such a low abv beer. Taste doesn't stray far from the nose. Starts mild and build throughout with a stiff bitterness from the hops, roast, and brunt ashiness. Roastines...read more

Overall Rating: 8.1 by 1 dude have another The Caddagh by Phase Three Brewing 100%

The Swans of Lir

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

3.1 by scot have another The Swans of Lir by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Iron & Glass Romeoville on 2022-03-18. Date on can of 2022-03-14. The beer pours piss green, piss yellow. Not inviting. Due to the color of the beer the large bubbles foam was the same nasty color. No lacing but not a hand washed glass. Retention was okay. Aroma - I never really even waffed this beverage. I was so turned off by the color and, more to come, the taste. Taste is about as good as it looks. Vanilla, sewage, sweet. Light mint in the finish. Some tropical fruit a...read more

Overall Rating: 3.1 by 1 dude have another The Swans of Lir by Hop Butcher For The World 0%

Neon River

Riverlands Brewing Company

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

7.6 by scot have another Neon River by Riverlands Brewing Company

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2022-03-03. Unfortunately no date on can. Pours cloudy with little foam but it is creamy, thick and white. For the slight amount of foam the retention is amazing. Thick lacing that leaves behind upside down frowns back to level. Pale gold with hints of orange. Aroma is actually slight. Maybe it was the glass that limited the sense from quaffing this fine drink. Fresh oranges and grapefruit pith. Taste has a touch of sweet, malt character that blends ...read more

Overall Rating: 7.6 by 1 dude have another Neon River by Riverlands Brewing Company 100%

All Sides Are Green

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.1 by scot have another All Sides Are Green by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2022-03-03. Date on bottom of can of 2022-02-22. Pours opaque. Half glass of slightly creaming, pure white foam. Great retention with wispy, sporadic lacing beginning immediately. Aroma is dank with pith of grapefruit and hints of nondescript tropical. Taste is sweet up front that quickly yields to the hop profile. Dank, tropical with the grapefruit hiding behind. White grape pops up in the finish. Not bitter. There is a building dankness that gives...read more

Overall Rating: 8.1 by 1 dude have another All Sides Are Green by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Sock Puppet Party

Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

8.6 by scot have another Sock Puppet Party by Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead

Had on tap at Obscurity Brewing. 5 ounce taster. Pale gold in color that is quite opaque. Aroma is pineapple, pine and mango. Straight up tropical. Tons of pine in the finish that lingers. Possible some hop burn that creates a bitter sense. The mango and pineapple are up front. Medium body and carbonation. Juicy but cut short by the fresh hop material. Lots of fresh hop burn. Fun to drink with the aromas of taste of a pine forest and tropical goodness. Would have again. Enjoy!...read more

Overall Rating: 8.6 by 1 dude have another Sock Puppet Party by Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead 100%

Right Near the Beach

Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

7.7 by scot have another Right Near the Beach by Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead

On tap at Obscurity Brewing. Aroma of pineapple, citrus and mango. The pineapple is huge. Taste falls off from the aroma. Pineapple forward with some bitterness that lingers in the finish. Light body. Medium carbonation. Slightly juicy but quickly dries. Aroma is the star of the beer. The color of the beer isn’t what I would expect from a NEIPA. It is clearer which makes me think it has sat some....read more

Overall Rating: 7.7 by 1 dude have another Right Near the Beach by Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead 100%

... And Juicetice For All

Noon Whistle Brewing

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.5 by scot have another ... And Juicetice For All by Noon Whistle Brewing

Purchased at Noon Whistle on 2022-01-15 by Rich as it came off the canning line. Thanks for setting a brother up! Pours cloudy as the style does. Nice white, small bubbled foam covers. Great staying power, becoming creamy on top as it recedes. Aroma is dank with mango, orange, and ever so subtle lemon/lime. Taste has good balance of hops and sweetness without being overbearing. Dank and orange with the dankness up to 11. As a slight bitter bite to the finish that does linger. Could be s...read more

Overall Rating: 8.5 by 1 dude have another ... And Juicetice For All by Noon Whistle Brewing 100%

Meet the Mosaics

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

9.1 by scot have another Meet the Mosaics by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased from Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2022-01-07. Date on can of 2022-01-03 and Hoppy New Year! Pours opaque with a huge white covering foam. Great retention with the foam thickening, almost becoming creamy. Thick lacing. Aroma bursts out of the pint can on initial opening, barely containing itself. Passion fruit leaps out. The is the first time I have ever smelled freshly cut passion fruit in a beer. Unfortunately, that distinctive and yummy aroma is fleeting. It calms down to orange,...read more

Overall Rating: 9.1 by 1 dude have another Meet the Mosaics by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Rico Sauvin

Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

5.1 by scot have another Rico Sauvin by Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2022-01-07. There is a date on the can but I cannot read it. I will preface this review with the face that I purchased this beer as I like the can art. No expectations. Pours cloudy. Chill haze? Nice white head. Great retention with the foam frothy and becoming creamy. Thick lacing. Aroma is off. Makes me wonder about date. This is malt forward with a huge hint of caramel sweetness (C40 or C60?). The aroma reminds me of a brewery after they pull t...read more

Overall Rating: 5.1 by 1 dude have another Rico Sauvin by Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse 0%

Self Care

First Forest Brewing

Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

7.8 by scot have another Self Care by First Forest Brewing

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-01-07. No date on can but assuming it was fresh since it was a new release that week. Pours with a chill haze, potentially from the brewing process as well. Solid one inch of white foam covers. Okay retention. I think my glass was snuck into the dish washer therefore the lacing is nonexistent. Aroma is a bit dank. Some pineapple and grapefruit. Thankfully not all that sweet. Taste is dank, like the aroma. Grapefruit really shines here, especia...read more

Overall Rating: 7.8 by 1 dude have another Self Care by First Forest Brewing 100%

Fugu

Tox Brewing Company

American India Pale Ale

8.1 by scot have another Fugu by Tox Brewing Company

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-12-23. No date on can. Pours cloudy/opaque with half a glass of white foam. Great retention. Lacing is wispy but sticky. Aroma of mango, pineapple, and orange. Taste follows the nose. Good mango, pineapple and orange. Little bitterness that counters the mellow sweetness of the drink Light end of medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is similar. Juiciness that doesn’t fade. Bravo. No date can and from the east coast. This usually means that it is...read more

Overall Rating: 8.1 by 1 dude have another Fugu by Tox Brewing Company 100%

Phantom Unicorn

Pipeworks Brewing Company

American Imperial Stout

9.0 by scot have another Phantom Unicorn by Pipeworks Brewing Company

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe. Poured from a can with date of 2021-06-14. Pours opaque. No foam and no lacing. Aroma of rich bourbon and char from said barrel. Hints of tobacco and brown sugar. Taste is fantastic bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, tobacco and vanilla. Rich and robust flavors. Big body with light carbonation (it doesn’t need it). Dry. Not cloying on the lips. This is ridiculously good. The richness of the fresh bourbon barrel is fantastic, especially since I prefe...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 1 dude have another Phantom Unicorn by Pipeworks Brewing Company 100%

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