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No F&cking; Lactose

Werk Force Brewing Company

American India Pale Ale

7.3 by scot have another No F&cking; Lactose by Werk Force Brewing Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 4 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours crystal clear with subdued white foam on top. Retention is nothing special but the wispy, yet thick lacing ensues. Aroma is strong grass backed by maltiness, light caramel, and rye spice. Taste has more forward maltiness. Rye peaks in the finish along with a pleasant bitterness. Light pine and grape. Light end of medium carbonation with medium carbonation. Dry finish with juicy edges. I like ...read more

Overall Rating: 7.3 by 1 dude have another No F&cking; Lactose by Werk Force Brewing Company 0%

Gingerbread Quad

D and G Brewing

Quadrupel

2.5 by scot have another Gingerbread Quad by D and G Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 3 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear from the can but the amount of liquid in the glass makes it opaque. Brown with mahogany highlights. Bit of light tan head quickly fade. Void of lacing. Aroma is sweet with tons of spice comingling, creating a mucky mess that is difficult to distinguish individual characteristics. Some dark fruits: maybe plum and cherry. No Belgian yeast. Taste: Ugh! What a mess. Just a mess. I don't wa...read more

Overall Rating: 2.5 by 1 dude have another Gingerbread Quad by D and G Brewing 0%

Hand of Doom (Vanilla)

Wake Brewing

American Stout

8.0 by scot have another Hand of Doom (Vanilla) by Wake Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 2 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours opaque as it is dark as night. Huge beautiful and bold mocha foam becomes rocky as it recedes. Great retention with thick, sporadic lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, cream, malt, with caramel, possibly toffee. Pleasant aroma without roastiness. Varying wafts remind me of a brewery on brew day of straight up malt. Taste doesn't bring the same vanilla flavor that is expected from the nose. Cre...read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Hand of Doom (Vanilla) by Wake Brewing 100%

The Island of Misfit Beers

Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

6.5 by scot have another The Island of Misfit Beers by Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 1 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours cloudy with barely enough pure white foam the covers, even on a vigorous pour. The foam doesn't stand a chance based on the meager beginnings. No lacing. Aroma is NEIPA forward hops: apricot and mango jump out. Hints of orange sweetness, possibly even floral. Taste falls flat. The apricot and mange are muted, being kind. It is one of the strangest tastes I have had in a beer that has such a so...read more

Overall Rating: 6.5 by 1 dude have another The Island of Misfit Beers by Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead 0%

Farmed Fresh

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.3 by scot have another Farmed Fresh by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-11-13. Date on can of 2021-09-11. Pours opaque with a few fingers of white foam into my 20 ounce Pliny the Elder glass that Rich got me a few years back. Great retention, frothing as it recedes. Sticky yet thin lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple and orange. Ripe mango but other nondescript tropical fruits; let's just call it tropical fruitish. Some pine. Taste is sweet by secretly dry. Mango joins the sweet up front while transitioning to a mix of pine,...read more

Overall Rating: 8.3 by 1 dude have another Farmed Fresh by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Sunrise Over Northerly Island

Hop Butcher For The World

American India Pale Ale

8.0 by scot have another Sunrise Over Northerly Island by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-10-16. Date on can 2021-10-12. Aroma of sweet, orange citrus. Pleasant fruitiness. Lime twist. Taste doesn’t carry the hops as well as the nose. Orange is predominant. Light lime twist Light medium but a stiff carbonation that tingles the tongue. Juicy. The aroma is solid and taste is good, just isn’t as good as the nose. Possibly too much carbonation. I would have this again but feel there are other Hop Butcher beers that are better ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Sunrise Over Northerly Island by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Double Satan's Mile

Hop Butcher For The World

American Amber/Red Ale

7.2 by scot have another Double Satan's Mile by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-10-21. Date on can 2021-10-19. Pour is classic amber ale: deep amber with tan, frothy foam that is fills the rest of the glass. Retention is amazing while there is sticky spider webbing left behind as a reminder of its gloriousness. The aroma is pine and darker end of caramel malts: toffee but not quite dark fruit. Fruit punch. Malt. The pine and fruit punch fight each other, awkwardly. Taste is sweet, some toffee/caramel is twisted and layered t...read more

Overall Rating: 7.2 by 1 dude have another Double Satan's Mile by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Sweet Home

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

7.9 by scot have another Sweet Home by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-08-23. Date on can of 2021-09-14. Pours typical cloudy IPA from Hop Butcher: clarity isn't there. Huge, pillowy, deep, pure white foam covers. Great retention that continually covers. Lacing is immediate, sticky but thin. Nice in the glass. Aroma up front is indistinctive very ripe tropical fruits laid on a bed of pine with citrus nipping the edges. As it breaths and warms it the ripe tropical fights with the pine, creating an odd aroma overall. ...read more

Overall Rating: 7.9 by 1 dude have another Sweet Home by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Meet The Nelsons

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

8.0 by scot have another Meet The Nelsons by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-09-23. Date on can of 2021-09-22. Pours with typical haze for the style. Big, white foam covers leaving webs behind as evidence as it recedes. Aroma is white grapes up front. That wears off with the beer becoming more ripe mango and citrus. As it warms the aroma is becomes more white grape and overripe mango. The citrus is mellow. Taste is sweet up front, giving way to white grape that shadows mango and citrus. There is a green or vegetal flavor...read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Meet The Nelsons by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Retreat [this is a hazy double IPA]

Offshoot Beer Co.

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

7.5 by scot have another Retreat [this is a hazy double IPA] by Offshoot Beer Co.

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe. Date on can of 2021-08-19. Pours hazy and opaque with a huge white foam. Froths as it slowly never completely recedes. Thick lacing. Aroma is not overly strong but is dank with ripe stone fruit and mango highlights. Slightly sweet. Taste of mango, apricot, peach, and some sweetness on the backend. Light bitterness that fades quickly. Lingering fruits. Touch of heat. Heavy end of medium body. Strong carbonation on the front of the tongue. Juicy. T...read more

Overall Rating: 7.5 by 1 dude have another Retreat [this is a hazy double IPA] by Offshoot Beer Co. 100%

Giardiniera

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.2 by scot have another Giardiniera by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-08-12. Date on can of 2021-08-09. Pours cloudy with a solid white foam. Thick, becoming slightly frothy as it recedes. Great retention. Thick lacing from the start. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, and resin. This is exactly what is on the can; they hit the profile on the head. Taste is tropical fruits that give way to a blend of tropical fruits and citrus in the middle that glides through to the finish. Smooth without bitterness. Medium body...read more

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

Pleasant Dank

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

8.3 by scot have another Pleasant Dank by Hop Butcher For The World

Poured from a can purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-08-12. Date on can of 2021-08-10. Pours cloudy with a huge white, frothy head to cover. Takes some time to recede, leaving a thin, creamy layer on top which sticks to the sides of the glass close to level. A golden, orange hue. Aroma is dank on the initial vigorous pour. Resin and ripe tropical fruits quickly subdue the huge dank up front, leaving a more all around pleasant scent. Taste follows the late nose: soft tropical fruit ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.3 by 1 dude have another Pleasant Dank by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

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