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Foreign Chemistry

Foreign Exchange Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

7.7 by scot have another Foreign Chemistry by Foreign Exchange Brewing Company

Poured from a can without a date. Can purchased on 3/28 from Iron & Glass (Minooka) which received on 3/26. Pours cloudy but not opaque; light almost passes through. Vigorous pour brings about a half glass of white, billowy foam. The top froths as it recedes like an glacier. Sticky, web-like lacing is immediate. Aroma is what you would expect from a beer with Citra and Amarillo but with a good aroma balance between the two. Tropical, pine with a dank twist. Pine is up front more than...read more

Overall Rating: 7.7 by 1 dude have another Foreign Chemistry by Foreign Exchange Brewing Company 100%

Mega Bite

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.2 by scot have another Mega Bite by Hop Butcher For The World

Canned on 3/21. Pours opaque but with the nice brightness of the style. Huge amount of unblemished white foam. Great staying power. Lacing is sticky, creating a beautiful web pattern in the glass. Aroma is tropical and piney. Hints of cracker sweetness. Citrus. Taste has that initial hop burn that lingers, typical of a very fresh NEIPA. Tropical but nondescript between specific type as the pine builds and overtakes. Thinner than most NEIPAs but only up front: light end of medium body. ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.2 by 1 dude have another Mega Bite by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Luponic Distortion No 15

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

American IPA

6.5 by rich have another Luponic Distortion No 15 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Golden straw color, with a very slight haze. Light white, small bubble foam. Quickly dissipated. The nose was faint, with tropical fruit and grassiness. It has a fresh and appealing scent. It is a fresh and crisp taste, but almost lager-like. It was well-balanced, The bitterness, more like peppery and soft. It's hard to find the taste the brewer called Kiwi, Lychee, and Feijoa. Two of which I have little to no experience with. But reading up on all three, the tastes should be...tart, grape, an...read more

Overall Rating: 6.5 by 1 dude have another Luponic Distortion No 15 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 100%

Dino S'Mores

Off Color Brewing

Russian Imperial Stout

6.8 by rich have another Dino S'Mores by Off Color Brewing

Quickie review: I've always like Off Color. This beer was decent. Easy drinking Imperial Stout, alcohol is hidden. Black malt chalky, get molasses...maybe too much. No vanilla. Biggest sin is that just not enough personality....read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 2 dudes have another Dino S'Mores by Off Color Brewing 50%

Dino S'Mores

Off Color Brewing

Russian Imperial Stout

7.2 by scot have another Dino S'Mores by Off Color Brewing

Pours opaque with a finger of mocha foam. Retention is fleeting. Sporadic lacing that mostly cedes back. Aroma is surprisingly faint for the style. Roast is the most prominent and possibly only aroma. Molasses, graham cracker, and hints of sweetness. Taste of dark, roasted malt. Graham cracker and lactose thickness and sweetness. No hints of alcohol. Big body here. Medium carbonation. Dry. Expected more from the nose: too one dimensional. The taste is mute as well but shines brighte...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 2 dudes have another Dino S'Mores by Off Color Brewing 50%

Barrel Aged Kaput

Noon Whistle Brewing

American Barleywine

7.8 by scot have another Barrel Aged Kaput by Noon Whistle Brewing

Purchased at the breweries 5 year celebration. Pours opaque with a soft, creamy, tan foam that covers. Great retention. Thick, sticky lacing leaves beautiful rings on the glass. Aroma is barrel: oak, vanilla, and fresh bourbon. Brown sugar sweetness cuts through but blends well. Toffee and raisin round out. Taste is a bit light up front. Flavors build and layer throughout. Toffee and caramel sweetness fend off the barrel. There is a competition in the finish the lingers and is hard to e...read more

Overall Rating: 7.8 by 1 dude have another Barrel Aged Kaput by Noon Whistle Brewing 0%

Unwind Your Mind

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA

9.2 by scot have another Unwind Your Mind by Hop Butcher For The World

16 ounce can with date of 3-9-2020: two weeks old. Pours opaque. Gold/orange in color. A full finger of white, frothy foam covers. Retention is above average. Lacing is thick and coating. Aroma of orange, almost juice like. Mild dank and resin. Taste of sweet orange with grapefruit and pineapple. Low to no bitterness. Medium body with hints of being creamy. Medium carbonation. Dry. The creamy mouth is fantastic as is the hop flavor/aroma. Easy to drink. Enjoy1...read more

Overall Rating: 9.2 by 1 dude have another Unwind Your Mind by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Kittywampus

Foreign Exchange Brewing Company

American Imperial Porter

8.3 by scot have another Kittywampus by Foreign Exchange Brewing Company

Poured from a can without a date. Purchased as a two pack about 4 weeks ago. Pours dark as night and opaque. It will compete with and imperial stout for richness of color. Two fingers of fantastically earthen brown mocha foam covers. Awesome retention. Aroma jumps out at you. Coffee, sweetness (seemingly from lactose), sweet chocolate, roasted coffee with vanilla. Robust. Taste follows the nose. Unfortunately the sweetness is out of site. I have a hard time getting past all the sweetn...read more

Overall Rating: 8.3 by 1 dude have another Kittywampus by Foreign Exchange Brewing Company 100%

Contured View

Phase Three Brewing

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

8.8 by scot have another Contured View by Phase Three Brewing

Poured from a can without a date. Pours with a couple of fingers of white foam. Retention is ridiculously good. Lacing is thick and coating, receding to about 40% of glory, leaving spider webs in its wake. Aroma of nondescript fruit, pear, melon, and light (lemon)grass (lemon is really faint). Hints of cedar as it warms. Taste is similar to the nose but there is a huge late cedar flavor. Very distinct, very appealing and tasty. Mouthfeel is on track with below average carbonation that fi...read more

Overall Rating: 8.8 by 1 dude have another Contured View by Phase Three Brewing 100%

Li'l Luci

Church Street Brewing Company

American IPA

7.8 by scot have another Li'l Luci by Church Street Brewing Company

From a can gifted to me by Mike. No date on can. Pours cloudy, not murky, with a finger of white foam. Retention is average with thin layer lasting. Sporadic lacing. Aroma has indistinguishable berries but berries are strong. The berries come after the pine, mango and passion fruit. Suggestively sweet. Taste fails compared to the aroma. Hop flavor is there but muted: pine and herbal/grassy. Thin body with an overabundance of carbonation that boosts an artificial bitterness, both ling...read more

Overall Rating: 7.8 by 1 dude have another Li'l Luci by Church Street Brewing Company 100%

Running Dreams

Old Irving Brewing Co.

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.7 by scot have another Running Dreams by Old Irving Brewing Co.

From a can purchased at Iron & Glass ten days ago. A vigorous pour brings on an inch of white foam. Good retention. Not much lacing or foam left behind. Aroma is a battle between the lime and orange. Lactose and lemon bring on depth building. Herbal/grass late. Taste is a bit bland up front but really finishes strong. Orange is the front runner with the finish culminating with sweetness from the lactose. Lemon and lime from the aroma don’t really show. The end brings on a sense ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.7 by 1 dude have another Running Dreams by Old Irving Brewing Co. 100%

Live From Chicago

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA

8.2 by scot have another Live From Chicago by Hop Butcher For The World

From a can with date of 2/24/2020. Purchased at Iron & Glass last week. Pours about a clear as you can get from a beer these days that is hoppy. Huge, pure white foam covers. Froths as it recedes, leaving spiderweb, sticky lacking. Aroma of grass, herbal, citrus (orange and grapefruit), and pine. Cracker and light caramel sweetness from the malt. Taste has neutral malt sweetness in order to allow the hops to not be muddied. Pine, herbal, grass, and orange/grapefruit are the starts b...read more

Overall Rating: 8.2 by 1 dude have another Live From Chicago by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

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