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Citrapolis

Modern Brewery

American IPA

8.2 by scot have another Citrapolis by Modern Brewery

Canned on 4/29/2019. Two weeks old at the time of tasting. Pours with a haze (but I don't believe it is a chill haze). Half inch of white foam covers. Retention is solid but nary much remains after a few minutes. Lacing is sticky and sporadic. Aroma is honey, bread crust, caramel, and hints of orange. Taste follows the nose. Honey, graham cracker, bread and caramel. Not much hop flavor but what is there is orange. Medium body, possibly more; gives thoughts of being chewy. Carbonatio...read more

Overall Rating: 8.2 by 1 dude have another Citrapolis by Modern Brewery 100%

Petite Sour - Rose

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

American Wild Ale

8.3 by scot have another Petite Sour - Rose by Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Pours cloudy into a snifter. A small amount of light pink foam covers. Recedes quickly. No lacing. Aroma is hay, barnyard, funky tartness and raspberry. The first sip is a doozy as I didn't expect the level of sour (lingers well after the beer is gone). Barnyard and raspberry ride on the funky tart train from the middle into the finish. Light body with a ton of carbonation to get it there. Dry. No Oak. I never say no to Crooked Stave. Rose reminds me why. The sour is a bit aggressive...read more

Overall Rating: 8.3 by 1 dude have another Petite Sour - Rose by Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project 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

Canned on 03/08/2019. Poured into a Funky Buddha snifter. Cloudy. Vigorous pour brings on a huge white foam, half the snifter. Thick, spotty lacing. Retention is short lived. Aroma is tropical: mango with hints of pineapple. Taste has hints of sweet but the hops are a bit subdued. Tropical. Light mouthfeel but seems to fit the beer. Juicy but eventually dries the mouth. Little to no bitterness. This is a great beer. Definitely needs to be fresh as all NEIPAs should be. The tropical...read more

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

Problem No Problem

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Saison

8.8 by scot have another Problem No Problem by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Bottled on 2017-12-19. Poured in to a small snifter. Pours crystal clear. Thin white foam covers, quickly receding to a ring around the edges of the glass. Surprising for the style and atypical of Jolly Pumpkin beers; maybe the small pour. Quality lacing, represented by thick residue clinging to the glass. Aroma is a mix of tart and barnyard up front. Musty, aged oak and a touch of lemon. Slowly warming scents of pear, green grape and intensifying lemon and tart/vinegar funk. Earthy. Sp...read more

Overall Rating: 8.8 by 1 dude have another Problem No Problem by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales 0%

Hop Nawi

Energy City Brewing

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

8.5 by rich have another Hop Nawi by Energy City Brewing

A: Definitely hazy, can see through glass. Attractive orangey gold. Nice off-white soft, small bubbles foamy head, of moderate retention. Overall this brew and an appealing look. S: Pineapple, mango, and maybe grapefruit...full blown tropical small. Complete balance and high appeal. T: Pineapple and slight grassiness, and some pine bitterness at the end. Appropriate sweetness for the NEIPA style, sweet balanced by hop bite. Good mouthfeel, slightly lower than moderate thickness. O: Solid NEIP...read more

Overall Rating: 8.4 by 2 dudes have another Hop Nawi by Energy City Brewing 100%

Mind Haze

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

American IPA

8.9 by rich have another Mind Haze by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

A: Light golden straw, hazy without floaters, soft white foam that's semi-thick. S: Mango and peach. Aroma is all fresh fruit and really clean. T: All pineapple, mango, and peach. But the sweetness has a really light touch, which I thinks really makes this beer standout among other hazy brews which can veer too sweet. Moderately substantial mouthfeel. Low bitterness that is appropriate to the style. O: Super balanced, avoids the over the top flavor mistakes that some hazy beers fall into. I thin...read more

Overall Rating: 8.9 by 1 dude have another Mind Haze by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 100%

Hopsmack!

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

9.6 by scot have another Hopsmack! by Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Packaged on 02/06/2019. Pours cloudy, almost opaque. Several fingers of pure white foam. Great retention immediately leaving thick, sticky lacing behind. Aroma is dank/resin, tropical fruit, pine and hints of grapefruit. Resinous more as it warms. Really hop forward and pleasant. Taste follows the nose. Moderately sweet. Pine, dank, resin and grapefruit were all bold with pine being the strongest flavor. Grapefruit lingers in the finish creating a bitterness. Medium/creamy mouthfeel w...read more

Overall Rating: 9.6 by 1 dude have another Hopsmack! by Toppling Goliath Brewing Company 100%

Das Wunderkind

Jester King Craft Brewery

Saison

9.6 by scot have another Das Wunderkind by Jester King Craft Brewery

Blend #22 - July 2018. Pours clear with a huge, pure white head (expected for the style). Staying power is wonderful, leaving sticky and thick rings in its wake. Nose has a whole lot going on. Herbal, lemon, earthy funky tart. The acidic lemon is up front and big. Earth, funk, spice/herbal add complexity perfectly. Soap and floral notes are there as well. Taste follows the nose. Lemon, earth, funk, herbal, acidic and tart. This beer has it all.Complexity is delicate but amazing. Lig...read more

Overall Rating: 9.6 by 1 dude have another Das Wunderkind by Jester King Craft Brewery 100%

Milkshake Nawi - Pineapple

Energy City Brewing

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

8.6 by scot have another Milkshake Nawi - Pineapple by Energy City Brewing

Picked up a the brewery on February 2nd, 2018. Bottled on 1/29/2019. Bottle 38/142. Pours cloudy but not opaque. An inch+ of white foam covers. Great staying power. Good lacing from the start. Aroma is a bunch of pineapple with orange fringes. Hints of lactose sweetness but not as prevalent as in some of their other milkshake beers. There is an underlying herbal scent that is quite powerful. Not an overly powerful though. Taste is somewhat muddied with juice. Pineapple, pine, herbal ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.6 by 1 dude have another Milkshake Nawi - Pineapple by Energy City Brewing 100%

Hop Nawi

Energy City Brewing

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

8.4 by scot have another Hop Nawi by Energy City Brewing

Purchased at the brewery during their monthly release on Saturday (4 days ago). Pours extremely cloudy. Copious amount of white foam covers. Recedes like a glacier leaving sticky remnants behind. Aroma quickly meets the nose after the pour while still on the table. Orange and pine. Some sweet passion fruit joins the fray as well. Taste isn't as effective as the aroma. Grass, herbal and pine flavors carry the beer. The taste is minimal. Cracker and bread late that both linger. Body i...read more

Overall Rating: 8.4 by 2 dudes have another Hop Nawi by Energy City Brewing 100%

Csar

Tin Man Brewing Co.

Russian Imperial Stout

8.6 by scot have another Csar by Tin Man Brewing Co.

No date on can. Pours opaque. Huge, and I mean huge, heaps of mocha colored foam: thick, great staying power, frothing up as it recedes with a touch of rockiness. Extremely sticky lacing. Aroma is surprisingly sweet. There is chocolate as well but mute. Dark fruit: prune comes to mind first. The overall aroma is a bit mute. Definitely more aromatic as it warms (-20*F outside). Roast and black patent ash and licorice. Taste has dark fruits mixed with hints of caramel sweetness. Prune a...read more

Overall Rating: 8.6 by 1 dude have another Csar by Tin Man Brewing Co. 100%

Champs De Fraises

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

American Wild Ale

8.9 by scot have another Champs De Fraises by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

From batch number 2. Bottled 2/16/2017. Number of cases: 200. Sent from my cousin in Cali. Pours (crystal) clear but with a slight red tint making a pale gold beer look gold. A couple of fingers of snow white foam covers. Good retention. Lacing throughout. Aroma of perfumed strawberries mix with acidity. Sweet notes blend nicely with a big oak backbone. Earthy, wild funk. Taste is sweet up front that is overwhelmed quickly by acidity. Lingering oak and acid. Strawberries are hard t...read more

Overall Rating: 8.9 by 1 dude have another Champs De Fraises by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 100%

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