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Lilja's Hop Nest Monster - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Lilja's Hop Nest MonsterLilja's Hop Nest Monster

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BA SCORE
77
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184 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nest is NOT a typo.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 01-14-2009)
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bjohn84

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -20%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Looks great with nice clarity. A solid finger of fluffy white head

S - Get the aromas of a euro lager. Nothing like I was expecting from this one

T - Dry and fairly bitter, but not a lot of flavor. Get some citrus

M - Dry and pretty light on the tongue

O - It feels like the hop blend doesn't fit the style here. Some pine, but getting mostly dry and earthy rather than the typical citrus, fruit, or floral flavors you often find

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:36:19 | More by bjohn84
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Lilja's Hop Nest Monster from Sand Creek Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.