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Elevated Perspective - Samba, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, and Strata

Humble Forager Brewery

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.8 by scot have another Elevated Perspective - Samba, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, and Strata by Humble Forager Brewery

From a can purchased for Flight Bottle Shoppe with a date of 05/26/20. Pours darker than most NIEPAs but with the typical cloudiness. A finger of white foam. Retention is good with lacing beginning immediately. Aroma of candied, ripe tropical fruits. Orange, tangerine, mango, herb, grass, medley of fruit, and passion fruit. Oat and sweet. Taste follows the nose but not as distinctive as the aroma. More muddle ripe tropical fruits with orange/tangerine. A building, lingering bitterness b...read more

Overall Rating: 8.8 by 1 dude have another Elevated Perspective - Samba, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, and Strata by Humble Forager Brewery 100%

Rip Rap

Hop Butcher For The World

American Pale Ale

8.6 by scot have another Rip Rap by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe. Date on can 05/26/2020. Pours cloudy. A single finger of foam covers. Retention is about average with sheeting lacing that isn't thick. Aroma or sweet melon, mango, with some lime. Light grassy dankness. Aroma is pleasant but is on the more subdued side. Taste brings out a white grape flavor that wasn't present in the aroma. Lime citrus, melon, and mango. Juicy sweetness. Light body with light end of medium carbonation. Dries. Notion of bitterness....read more

Overall Rating: 8.6 by 1 dude have another Rip Rap by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Murkier Waters

Riverlands Brewing Company

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.7 by scot have another Murkier Waters by Riverlands Brewing Company

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe in Yorkville. Date on can is 05/26/2020. Pours cloudy with several inches of white foam that covers. Wispy and sticky lacing begins as the ginormous head recedes. Aroma of tropical fruit. Orange citrus meets the sense. Not overly complex here. Taste is muddled. Darkness creeps in with orange and tangerine. The sweet tropical falls off from the aroma. Green pepper really late? Medium body. No creaminess. Medium carbonation. Juicy up front but dry. No real...read more

Overall Rating: 8.7 by 1 dude have another Murkier Waters by Riverlands Brewing Company 100%

Dun Dun Dun

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

9.3 by scot have another Dun Dun Dun by Hop Butcher For The World

Poured from a can purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe. Date on can 05/26/2020. Pours the normal Hop Butcher NEIPA. Finger plus of whit, creamy foam. Good retention creating thick lacing as it recedes. Aroma of overripe tropical fruit, mainly mango, which brings along a sense of sweetness. Hints of peach. Taste is better than the aroma. Waves of very ripe mango are throughout. Sweetness and peach bring up the rear. Medium body that hints at creaminess. Medium carbonation. Juicy. Hop burn o...read more

Overall Rating: 9.3 by 1 dude have another Dun Dun Dun by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Doodle Face

Riverlands Brewing Company

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.8 by scot have another Doodle Face by Riverlands Brewing Company

From a can purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe. Date of 05/26/20. Pours cloudy. Huge white foam. Big bubbles. Rocky top as it recedes and thickens great spider web lacing. Aroma is soapy floral up front. Ripe orange with sweet fruit medley. Taste is sweet in the backend, having orange and tropical fruit from the beginning. The fruit lingers. Medium body, possibly lighter. Medium carbonation. Dry. Low bitterness. Definite alcohol singe on the tongue and mouth. This is not a ground break...read more

Overall Rating: 8.8 by 1 dude have another Doodle Face by Riverlands Brewing Company 100%

Lord Octopus

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.9 by scot have another Lord Octopus by Hop Butcher For The World

Poured from a can purchased at Iron & Glass, Minooka. Canned on 06/01/20. Pours NEIPA cloudy. An inch of frothy, creamy white foam covers. Good retention with some sticky lacing. Aroma of dank, cannabis, and fruit. The cannabis is strong up front but quickly gives way to sweet berry, fruit and dank grass. Flavor is a bit different than the taste. Really sweet berries and cotton candy are big. Almost too much. The dank is gone and only suggestions on the tongue of grass. Medium body w...read more

Overall Rating: 8.9 by 1 dude have another Lord Octopus by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Circumpolar Cherry Cyclone

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

7.7 by scot have another Circumpolar Cherry Cyclone by Hop Butcher For The World

Poured from a can fated 5/27/20. Purchased at Iron & Glass Minooka. Pours cloudy with a couple of finger of reddish/pink tinted foam. Retention is okay with a inconsistent but thick foam. Aroma is huge on the sweet lactose. It jumps out of the glass at you. Rich cream. Behind the sweet is tart cherry and an occasional bone of citrus. Taste is rich, sweet and creamy lactose. Cherry and citrus play on the outside, looking in. They only hint at their own existence. The citrus, cherry and ...read more

Overall Rating: 7.7 by 1 dude have another Circumpolar Cherry Cyclone by Hop Butcher For The World 0%

Dean Street

Riverlands Brewing Company

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

9.1 by scot have another Dean Street by Riverlands Brewing Company

From a can with date of 05/15/2020. Purchased at Iron & Glass Minooka Pours cloudy. A nice white foam explodes on a vigorous pour. Retention is lucky but wispy, year thick, lacing. Aroma is big orange citrus. Navel orange, tangerine, and sweet, ripe fruit. Taste isn’t far away from the aroma orange really shines early. Fruit and pine come late with the pine leading to a tingly bitterness on the tongue. Medium body. Tries to hint at creaminess but misses. Average carbonation, po...read more

Overall Rating: 9.1 by 1 dude have another Dean Street by Riverlands Brewing Company 100%

Elixir Fields

More Brewing Company

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

9.1 by scot have another Elixir Fields by More Brewing Company

Poured from a can without a date. Purchased at Iron & Glass Minooka. Cloudy with a finger of white foam. Lacing is thick, sheeting. Retention was average, at best. Aroma is big on the tropical fruit: mango and pineapple. Sweet orange. Light green/vegetal build late. Taste follows the nose but not as pronounced as the nose. Mango, pineapple, and orange. Medium body with a bit more, almost creamy. Light medium carbonation. Juicy but dries. Light bitterness; could be hop burn. I d...read more

Overall Rating: 9.1 by 1 dude have another Elixir Fields by More Brewing Company 100%

Green Moss

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

9.2 by scot have another Green Moss by Hop Butcher For The World

From a can with date of 05/18/20. Purchased at Iron & Glass Minooka. Pours hazy. Mountain Snow White foam covers. Froths as it recess to yield rocky meringue. Ringed lacing. Aroma of candied orange, pine and apricot. Grass and an almost cannabis like in nature. The longer this breaths the more one noted it becomes. Taste is yummy. Orange, apricot and pine. Hints of ripe peach. Light lingering bitterness that is accompanied by green hop burn. Medium body. Not creamy. Medium carbonat...read more

Overall Rating: 9.2 by 1 dude have another Green Moss by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Dese, Dem & Dose

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

9.0 by scot have another Dese, Dem & Dose by Hop Butcher For The World

Pour from a can with date of 05/19/20. Purchased at Iron&Glass; Minooka. Pours clear, maybe a chill haze, but clearer than any other NEIPA I have had before (unless old - this is fresh). Inch of pure white foam covers. Good retention with thick, sheeting lacing. Aroma of sweet orange, very big. Grapefruit, pine and berries. Berries are not distinct but like a refreshing summer berry salad mix. Taste brings the berries to the forefront. Strong throughout the taste: start to end, lin...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 1 dude have another Dese, Dem & Dose by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

XXIII Anniversary Ale

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

American Strong Ale

9.8 by Matt have another XXIII Anniversary Ale by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

First off, I was able to get a bunch of this beer over the last two years, and I’m glad. It’s excellent. Second, great beer with a cigar (having a Rocky Patel Decade with it). Dark brown with lightening edges. Smell is straight up barrel with brown sugar and molasses notes underneath. Taste is sweet dark sugar and bourbon, bourbon, bourbon. More bourbon, please. Feel is big bold bodied and boozy. Did I say I need more bourbon? Definitely can tell this is a combination of a quad, a st...read more

Overall Rating: 9.8 by 1 dude have another XXIII Anniversary Ale by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 100%

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