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Backwoods Bastard
Backwoods Bastard

Founders Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 11.20% ABV

4.42/5  rDev +1.6% | Score: 4.35
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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IPA
IPA

Stone Brewing
American IPA / 6.90% ABV

3.8/5  rDev -9.5% | Score: 4.2
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.60% ABV

3.77/5  rDev -6.5% | Score: 4.03
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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60 Minute IPA
60 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
American IPA / 6.00% ABV

3.98/5  rDev -2.5% | Score: 4.08
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Two Hearted Ale
Two Hearted Ale

Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.06/5  rDev -4.9% | Score: 4.27
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Old Rasputin
Old Rasputin

North Coast Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.00% ABV

4.12/5  rDev -4.2% | Score: 4.3
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Dingaudamnit
Dingaudamnit

Hillman Beer
German Dunkelweizen / 6.00% ABV

4.08/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.08
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hank's Harvest
Hank's Harvest

Tennessee Brew Works
Belgian Saison / 6.20% ABV

4.48/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.01
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Ghost In The Machine
Ghost In The Machine

Parish Brewing Company
New England IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.62/5  rDev +3.1% | Score: 4.48
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mini Boss
Mini Boss

Eureka Heights Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4/5  rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.02
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale
Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale

Mother Earth Brew Co.
American Cream Ale / 5.00% ABV

4.5/5  rDev +18.1% | Score: 3.81
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On my visit to Ocean Beach San Diego had to try a Mother Earth Cali Creamin while having lunch at Wonderland. Perfect choice with perfect view of the beach. Delicious ,creamy , vanilla goodness...but not too creamy..not too sweet. Along with the other great local brews it made for an awesome week of exploring Ocean Beach breweries.

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Spoonful Of Sugar
Spoonful Of Sugar

Illuminated Brew Works
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.27/5  rDev -0.2% | Score: 4.28
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Bullet Double IPA
Hop Bullet Double IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

3.73/5  rDev -6% | Score: 3.97
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden color. Small head. Very little lacing.

Citrus, lemon, semi-sweet malt. Nose is faint.

Citrus peel, lemon, a bit of pith and a fairly sweet malt backbone. Lingering bitterness on the back end.

Easy drinking with a soft feel. Goes down easy.

Not a bad beer by any means. I wouldn't turn another one down but wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

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National Park Hefeweizen
National Park Hefeweizen

Big Bend Brewing Co.
German Hefeweizen / 5.50% ABV

4/5  rDev +3.9% | Score: 3.85
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Green Desert
Green Desert

Big Bend Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 6.70% ABV

4/5  rDev +20.1% | Score: 3.33
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Bullet Double IPA
Hop Bullet Double IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.13/5  rDev +4% | Score: 3.97
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy lemon-yellow brew. The citrus flavor of this brew stays with you long after you have drank it. It is an excellent brew that has a nice lingering feel to it. Even though it is a potent brew it does not leave you feeling over-powered after enjoying one.

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Death By Coconut
Death By Coconut

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
English Porter / 6.50% ABV

4.22/5  rDev +1.2% | Score: 4.17
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Other Half / American Solera OK...BK
Other Half / American Solera OK...BK

Other Half Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4/5  rDev -1.2% | Score: 4.05
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dry County IPA
Dry County IPA

Dry County Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.40% ABV

3.78/5  rDev -3.6% | Score: 3.92
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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A Terrible Idea
A Terrible Idea

21st Amendment Brewery
New England IPA / 6.80% ABV

3.67/5  rDev -0.5% | Score: 3.69
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to nice layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Bubble gum, pine, a little citrus, faint tropical fruit, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Bubble gum, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, and orange, spicy pine, herbal notes, eucalyptus, a little tropical fruit on the back end, passion fruit peach, papaya, and a hint of melon, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness. Something in there comes through as kinda chemical and soapy.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I had some high hopes for this one given the two breweries involved, but it's a letdown. Hop flavors just don't come off right. Just like the triangle wheel, let's just move on and pretend this never happened.

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Slushy - Peach Ring
Slushy - Peach Ring

450 North Brewing Company
Berliner Weisse / 4.50% ABV

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.49
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Slushy - Raspberry Jam
Slushy - Raspberry Jam

450 North Brewing Company
Berliner Weisse / 4.50% ABV

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.38
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Prim
Prim

Upland Brewing Company
American Wild Ale / 6.50% ABV

4/5  rDev -3.8% | Score: 4.16
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Upland / Cigar City - Galaxy Grove
Upland / Cigar City - Galaxy Grove

Upland Brewing Company
American Wild Ale / 7.30% ABV

4/5  rDev -3.4% | Score: 4.14
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dad Bod
Dad Bod

Central State Brewing
American Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV

4/5  rDev +0.5% | Score: 3.98
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Consider Yourself Hugged
Consider Yourself Hugged

Prairie Artisan Ales
American Imperial Stout / 11.90% ABV

4.5/5  rDev +3% | Score: 4.37
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Curmudgeon's Better Half
Curmudgeon's Better Half

Founders Brewing Company
English Old Ale / 12.70% ABV

4.25/5  rDev -1.4% | Score: 4.31
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel Aged Hazelnut With Cocoa Nibs
Barrel Aged Hazelnut With Cocoa Nibs

Cycle Brewing
American Imperial Stout

4.5/5  rDev +2% | Score: 4.41
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Wake Up Protocol
Wake Up Protocol

Dancing Gnome
New England IPA / 8.50% ABV

4.25/5  rDev -1.8% | Score: 4.33
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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HopPerPaw
HopPerPaw

Upland Brewing Company
American Wild Ale

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut
Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut

New Holland Brewing Company
American Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV

4/5  rDev -4.5% | Score: 4.19
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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450 Nugs
450 Nugs

450 North Brewing Company
New England IPA / 7.00% ABV

4/5  rDev -2% | Score: 4.08
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fountain of Juice
Fountain of Juice

450 North Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4/5  rDev -0.7% | Score: 4.03
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Atalanta
Atalanta

Orpheus Brewing
Belgian Saison / 5.25% ABV

4.01/5  rDev -1% | Score: 4.05
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Budweiser Copper Lager (Aged on Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Staves)
Budweiser Copper Lager (Aged on Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Staves)

Anheuser-Busch
American Amber / Red Lager / 6.20% ABV

3.24/5  rDev -7.2% | Score: 3.49
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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///Fear.Movie.Lions
///Fear.Movie.Lions

Stone Brewing
New England IPA / 8.50% ABV

4.18/5  rDev +2.7% | Score: 4.07
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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(NO) Pumpkin IPA
(NO) Pumpkin IPA

Sloop Brewing
American IPA / 6.00% ABV

4.36/5  rDev +3.6% | Score: 4.21
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is hazy and fully opaque orange with a fluffy white head. Good retention, with sheets of lacing.
The aroma offers orange juice, peach, pineapple, mango, and honeydew melon.
The flavors offers lemon-lime zest, diluted orange juice, honeydew melon and tart pineapple, mango, and white peach. The general vibe is tart and even underripe fruit. It finishes incredibly clean and crisp.
The feel is medium, maybe a bit light, moderately carbonated, smooth and balanced.

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Eisberg Bier Extra Bold
Eisberg Bier Extra Bold

Eisberg
German Pilsner / 7.80% ABV

3.47/5  rDev +36.1% | Score: 2.55
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Monk's Brew
Monk's Brew

Mikkeller ApS
Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 10.00% ABV

3.94/5  rDev +0.3% | Score: 3.93
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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American Dream
American Dream

Mikkeller ApS
American Amber / Red Lager / 4.60% ABV

4.01/5  rDev +0.8% | Score: 3.98
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Chocolate Scotch Ale
Chocolate Scotch Ale

Untitled Art
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV

3.43/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.9
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Canned on 9/24/18

Pours an incredibly deep amber with faint maroon hues and capped with around ¾ finger of off-white head; alright retention, and plenty of lacing left to wall the glass.

Aroma of smooth milk chocolate, almonds, vanilla bean, and toasty, almost cloying caramel malts; excellent, wonderfully restrained decadence to start, but as it warms, the caramel malts begin to dominate the bouquet to its detriment.

Tastes of light milk chocolate along with amber caramel malt that gets toastier as it warms but never loses its malty sweetness; may be too sweet at times, but it’s well-contained with a healthy bit of roast.

Mouthfeel has some extremely well-tempered higher levels of carbonation, which does huge favors for the relatively light body and elevates a consistent thinness on the palate; slightly sticky throughout, but dries on the finish.

Starts with an amazing nose and slowly deteriorates from there. A thinness on the palate certainly doesn't help, but the cloying, almost artificial flavors growing over time (a characteristic of Untitled Art’s more adjunct-laden offerings, I’ve found) really take something away from this one for me. Felt some solid potential here, but things didn’t really come together.

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Born Yesterday Pale Ale
Born Yesterday Pale Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 7.20% ABV

4.4/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.4
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite beer from Lagunitas. "Borned 10/8/2018" printed on the neck.

12 ounce bottle poured into tulip glass

L: Golden and hazy, definitely an unfiltered brew
S: These hops will knock your socks off (dam!), huge tropical notes, lingering pine
T: This beer actually tastes green, very hop forward with nice malt backbone and bitter finish
F: Warm and velvety
O: I love this beer

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Abstraction - Vanilla
Abstraction - Vanilla

Tree House Brewing Company
American Imperial Porter / 8.80% ABV

4.27/5  rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.29
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ghost In The Machine
Ghost In The Machine

Parish Brewing Company
New England IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.74/5  rDev +5.8% | Score: 4.48
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An amazing double IPA without the overwhelmingly acidic, bitter, grapefruit taste. Exceptionally smooth with a unique & refreshing nose. Stands out in the crowd of IPAs and with an ABV of 8%, it packs a punch, but the flavor is uncompromised. IMO, THE BEST IPA I've ever had.

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The Juice Is Loose
The Juice Is Loose

Transient Artisan Ales
New England IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.21/5  rDev -4.1% | Score: 4.39
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure of the date it was brewed, as I am getting some bitterness and am wondering if it's changed some. Still pretty juicy. Hoppy smelling, hoppy flavor. Maybe was better fresher, still good.

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Bruxellensis
Bruxellensis

Brasserie de la Senne
American Wild Ale / 6.50% ABV

4.63/5  rDev +16.6% | Score: 3.97
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

There are styles of beer that I try to store and take in few beers. Too special, too good. This is the case with this type of beer. An exellent beer, which contains everything you have to have in a balanced way but without any consequences.

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B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale)
B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale)

Fremont Brewing Company
American Strong Ale / 14.00% ABV

4.46/5  rDev +0.7% | Score: 4.43
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Confused Therapist
Confused Therapist

Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Downtown Taproom
American Imperial IPA / 10.40% ABV

4/5  rDev +2.3% | Score: 3.91
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper and solidly hazy with no visible carbonation. Topped with 2 fingers of light beige head.

Smells of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and caramel.

Tastes of caramel, pine, citrus, oranges and a light toasted bitterness.

Medium body, moderate to low carbonation. Really covers the alcohol, which is detected by a burn in the throat.

Got in Redding, drinking here Oct 17th, 2018. Really good brew.

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Jubel 2015
Jubel 2015

Deschutes Brewery
American Strong Ale / 10.40% ABV

4.15/5  rDev +3.5% | Score: 4.01
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Guinness Draught
Guinness Draught

Guinness Ltd.
Irish Dry Stout / 4.20% ABV

4.58/5  rDev +28.3% | Score: 3.57
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5