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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%

Old School Hawaii Vibes

Hop Butcher For The World

American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

7.5 by scot have another Old School Hawaii Vibes by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-07-15. Date on can of 2021-07-06. Pours cloudy like a NEIPA. Glad glass of pristine white, creamy foam covers on a vigorous pour. Great staying power with meringue peaks developing. Thick, sticky lacing. Aroma jumps out on the pour. A medley of ripe pineapple, vanilla and coconut. As it rests ripe pineapple persists and subtlety woven with coconut. Fantastic. The taste has pineapple up front with coconut and vanilla muddled together in the fini...read more

Overall Rating: 7.5 by 1 dude have another Old School Hawaii Vibes by Hop Butcher For The World 100%

Mobula

Hop Butcher For The World

American Imperial Stout

8.6 by scot have another Mobula by Hop Butcher For The World

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-06-10. Date on can of 2021-06-07. Pours opaque with a thick and robust mocha foam that covers. Not much depth but it makes up for it with a creaminess that is beautiful. Once the foam recedes, there is nothing left, unfortunately. The aroma is boastful: chocolate, almonds, and coconut - more of a toasted coconut. Initial aroma is is toasted coconut and chocolate that is so well blended. The almond comes a bit later but amazingly has enough to brin...read more

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

Scrumdili-Umcious Bar PB&J

Scorched Earth Brewing Company

American Imperial Stout

7.0 by scot have another Scrumdili-Umcious Bar PB&J by Scorched Earth Brewing Company

Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2021-05-20. Not date on can. Picked this up because the can is pretty cool but I am a huge fan of Willy Wonka. This brought back memories of watching that movie on one of the five channels on television back in the day. Simpler times. Pours opaque with a beautiful mocha form to cover. Good retention. No lacing. Aroma is more complex after a few minutes in the glass. Chocolate, peanuts, and strawberries. The strawberries smell like fresh preserves:...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 1 dude have another Scrumdili-Umcious Bar PB&J by Scorched Earth Brewing Company 0%

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