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Ninja Kitties
Ninja Kitties

Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC)
American Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV

4.39/5  rDev +1.2% | Score: 4.34
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Lifestyle coaching Empire
Lifestyle coaching Empire

Mystic Brewery
American Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV

4.18/5  rDev -3.9% | Score: 4.35
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Human Condition
Human Condition

Tree House Brewing Company
English Sweet / Milk Stout / 7.90% ABV

4.91/5  rDev +9.4% | Score: 4.49
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Profound Exhaustion
Profound Exhaustion

Dry & Bitter Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.50% ABV

3.8/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.8
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Collab with modern times. Pour a bright orange with tons of carbonation. The taste is nectarine, white peach, and light yogurt shredded wheat. Very aromatic and floral, where as the taste has some tartness instead. Drinks like a fruit soda with so much carbonation though, throws body off, but a fun summer drink

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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning
Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning

Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Imperial Stout / 11.70% ABV

4.18/5  rDev +0.5% | Score: 4.16
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz bottle, undated. Served in a tulip.

Pours an impenetrable black with a scant half-finger of thin, short-lived beige head. Leaves a thin fizzy cap and collar.

Smell is sweet and malty. Despite the bourbon barrel, what I'm smelling is rum; coffee sweetened with brown sugar and rum.

Oh, my goodness, that's fine! Taste is smooth, lightly sweet and eggy, like creme brûlée. Perked coffee, cocoa, walnut, coconut and vanilla. The coffee flavour is mild, again like perked coffee sweetened with brown sugar and the bourbon barrel character is understated, just a wee dab of tannin and liqueur.

Feel is smooth as silk and creamy, medium-thick bodied with adequate carbonation. Very, very slight boozy fumes in the sinuses and warmth in the gullet.

Overall, a worthy stout! Everything's as it should be: barrel character is present but not overwhelming, coffee is noticeable but not dominant, brew is sweet but not syrupy. No technical flaws detected. A most excellent breakfast beer.

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Trillium / The Veil - Stroka
Trillium / The Veil - Stroka

Trillium Brewing Company
American Wild Ale / 7.30% ABV

4.12/5  rDev -3.7% | Score: 4.28
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Trillium / Monkish - Insert Hip Hop Reference There
Trillium / Monkish - Insert Hip Hop Reference There

Trillium Brewing Company
New England IPA / 10.00% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +2.6% | Score: 4.63
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Sap
Sap

Tree House Brewing Company
New England IPA / 7.00% ABV

4/5  rDev -7.6% | Score: 4.33
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Trillium / Other Half - All Hundred Thousand Trillion Everything
Trillium / Other Half - All Hundred Thousand Trillion Everything

Trillium Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 9.80% ABV

4.6/5  rDev +4.8% | Score: 4.39
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Keytar Bear
Keytar Bear

Trillium Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 8.80% ABV

4.46/5  rDev +6.2% | Score: 4.2
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Trail Magic
Trail Magic

Tree House Brewing Company
German Pilsner / 5.20% ABV

4/5  rDev +0.8% | Score: 3.97
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Trillium / J. Wakefield - Vanilla Truffle
Trillium / J. Wakefield - Vanilla Truffle

Trillium Brewing Company
American Imperial Stout / 12.70% ABV

4.66/5  rDev +4.7% | Score: 4.45
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Double Milkshake IPA - Bananas Foster
Double Milkshake IPA - Bananas Foster

Tired Hands Brewing Company
New England IPA / 9.20% ABV

4.3/5  rDev -0.2% | Score: 4.31
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3565BC Burnside BA Porter
3565BC Burnside BA Porter

vandeStreek Bier
American Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV

3.51/5  rDev +2.6% | Score: 3.42
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Simultaneously too smoky and too boozy right off the nose and verified in the taste. Some decent supporting malts, licorice, dark chocolate, but otherwise charred booze barrel leads. Feel is great, with a thick viscosity and some slight graininess to feast on. Pour is a sludgy midnight black with no foam

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Hertog Jan Grand Prestige
Hertog Jan Grand Prestige

Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Belgian Quadrupel (Quad) / 10.00% ABV

3.74/5  rDev -5.3% | Score: 3.95
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. All of the quad foundations are there. Tons of semi-sweet malt, dark fruits such as plum and raisin, belgian spices, and some toffee sweetness to round out. However the booze content is very prevalent and washes over all the other flavors in a not the most pleasant way. Still enjoyable, but be prepared

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Angus Tripel
Angus Tripel

Bronckhorster Brewing Company
Belgian Tripel / 8.50% ABV

3.14/5  rDev -7.4% | Score: 3.39
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. Oh boy this one need work, more like anus tripel, am I right? The taste is unnecessarily spicy and sweet, to go along with grassy and meaty flavors. The body is thin and sticky, feels incomplete. Has some nice flower and malting, but the other flavors distract so much. Just not a good tripel

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10w40 Imperial Oatmeal Stout
10w40 Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Dearborn Brewing
English Oatmeal Stout / 8.50% ABV

3.92/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.71
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Curmudgeon's Better Half
Curmudgeon's Better Half

Founders Brewing Company
English Old Ale / 12.70% ABV

4.35/5  rDev +0.9% | Score: 4.31
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Leo V. Ursus: Doublus
Leo V. Ursus: Doublus

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV

4/5  rDev -2.2% | Score: 4.09
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Snab Pale Ale
Snab Pale Ale

Stichting Noordhollandse Alternatieve Bierbrouwers (SNAB)
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.30% ABV

3.88/5  rDev -3.5% | Score: 4.02
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours a beautiful amber with orange tinting with just a thin finger of foam, but the beer is very active from carbonation. The smell has a zesty citrus aroma with some pine and sappy sweetness. That sweetness is much stronger in the taste, sort of like a candied grapefruit and orange marmalade, followed by the hops. Little too carbonated, but otherwise nice feel. Enjoyable

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Hold On To Sunshine (Dark Chocolate)
Hold On To Sunshine (Dark Chocolate)

Tree House Brewing Company
English Sweet / Milk Stout / 7.60% ABV

4.5/5  rDev +0.7% | Score: 4.47
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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On The Wings Of Armageddon
On The Wings Of Armageddon

DC Brau Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV

4.28/5  rDev -0.9% | Score: 4.32
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Mosaic Promise
Mosaic Promise

Founders Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.50% ABV

4.34/5  rDev +7.2% | Score: 4.05
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer. Tried it in a can. Easy drinking ale with nice flavor. Definitely worth trying. Enjoy the Mosaic hops.

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Foggier Window
Foggier Window

Monkish Brewing Co.
New England IPA / 8.10% ABV

4.58/5  rDev +1.6% | Score: 4.51
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pillow Hat
Pillow Hat

Hudson Valley Brewery
American IPA / 4.00% ABV

3.39/5  rDev -10.3% | Score: 3.78
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Peach Silhouette
Peach Silhouette

Hudson Valley Brewery
American Wild Ale / 5.00% ABV

4.33/5  rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.35
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Entheogen
Entheogen

Hudson Valley Brewery
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.1/5  rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.12
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Spookrock IPA
Spookrock IPA

Old Klaverack Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV

4.21/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.21
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bomb Atomically
Bomb Atomically

Monkish Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.30% ABV

4.34/5  rDev -3.6% | Score: 4.5
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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B-72
B-72

14th Star Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.69/5  rDev +9.1% | Score: 4.3
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Incendiary
Incendiary

Idyll Hounds Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV

4.29/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.45
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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IDIPA
IDIPA

Carton Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

3.58/5  rDev -13.1% | Score: 4.12
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Schlafly Hoppy Wheat Ale
Schlafly Hoppy Wheat Ale

The Schlafly Tap Room
American Pale Wheat Ale / 5.00% ABV

3.63/5  rDev -6.2% | Score: 3.87
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Aoltbeer
Aoltbeer

Brauerei J. Kemker
American Brett / 5.00% ABV

4.35/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.35
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clouded, light amber to yellow color with a small head, collapsing to a thin layer of lacing immediately.

Smells of red apples, peaches, fresh cut grass and funky blue cheese. Offers a prominent tartness on the nose, which gently blends into mellow crackers with a note of mushrooms.

Offers a powerful sourness, which gets embraced by a truly mellow, soft and finely nuanced mouthfeel. This creates a wine-like impression, bringing this close to a Lambic.

Tastes of old, dried hay, mushrooms, basement and leather with pithy peaches and lime zest. Turns a tad dryer then, with more hops rising up, together with a light, earthen note of toffee. Finishes heavier on the herbs with lingering potato peel, blue cheese and a light, effervescent sourness.

This is closer to a lambic than any AWA I‘ve had so far. This features a stunning complexity, far away from tasting like an Alt, but with a compelling, well balanced flavor composition. Its tartness blends marvelously well into the prominent funk of the beer, creating an astonishing complex and tasty beer.

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Twisted Galaxy
Twisted Galaxy

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
New England IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.33/5  rDev +2.1% | Score: 4.24
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Severe Head Wound
Severe Head Wound

Tired Hands Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 8.20% ABV

4.18/5  rDev +2.2% | Score: 4.09
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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The Shape Of Hops To Come
The Shape Of Hops To Come

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +0.2% | Score: 4.24
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at their brewhouse. Served in a 13 oz. snifter.

L---Clear, deep golden color. Nice, thick white head that faded to a cap fairly quickly. Did not leave much lacing.

S---Hoppy, very hoppy. Pine & citrus fruits (grapefruit) are up front.

T---A hopbomb. Juicy, with grapefruit predominant. Pine. Dank & bitter, very nice work.

F---Smooth. ABV isn't apparent. A little bit of resinous feel.

O---A damn fine IIPA. I've been wanting to go to Neshaminy Creek's brewhouse for a while and finally talked wifey into going. Tuesdays are 3/$6.00 tacos and they have $5.00 margaritas, so she agreed to go. I'll definitely keep my eye out for this beer in the future.

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Commerzienrat Riegele Privat
Commerzienrat Riegele Privat

Brauhaus Riegele
European Export / Dortmunder / 5.20% ABV

3.99/5  rDev +3.1% | Score: 3.87
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden color with a big, stable white head.

Smells of coppery, dried garden herbs with a note of dough, toffee and fresh hay.

Has a surprisingly full and well balanced, smooth mouthfeel with a nice, sparkly finish. A light, crisp and refreshing beer.

Tastes of grain bread dough, caramel with a light mineralic note, grassy hops and a whiff of wheat. Turns a little sweeter then, with the hops developing a soothing blueberry quality among their herbal foundation. Finishes light and clean with prevailing herbal hops and lighter turning bread dough.

Another winner from this brewery. Traditional hop profile meets rustic, mellow malts and bread dough, blending together to a very refreshing, tasty flavor profile.

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Brandy Barrel Honey Ale
Brandy Barrel Honey Ale

Goodwood Brewing Co.
American Strong Ale / 8.70% ABV

3.25/5  rDev -11.9% | Score: 3.69
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Thrice Berry Hill
Thrice Berry Hill

Southern Grist Brewing Co.
Berliner Weisse / 5.40% ABV

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

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Pineapple Raspberry Hill
Pineapple Raspberry Hill

Southern Grist Brewing Co.
American Wild Ale / 5.40% ABV

4.21/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.3
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Southern Grist / J. Wakefield - Moves Like Jaggery
Southern Grist / J. Wakefield - Moves Like Jaggery

Southern Grist Brewing Co.
American Imperial Stout / 10.10% ABV

4.06/5  rDev -2.2% | Score: 4.15
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Turn Radius
Turn Radius

Southern Grist Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 7.50% ABV

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

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Subtle Flex
Subtle Flex

Southern Grist Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 10.10% ABV

4.34/5  rDev -1.4% | Score: 4.4
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dos Equis Special Lager
Dos Equis Special Lager

Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
American Adjunct Lager / 4.20% ABV

3.75/5  rDev +36.9% | Score: 2.74
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at a Mexican eatery at La Boqueria in Barcelona. Typical good refreshing, kind of semi-light Mexican lager that goes well with Mexican food. Was good on a hot summer day.

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Golden Ale
Golden Ale

Three Monkeys
American Blonde Ale / 7.50% ABV

3.79/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.79
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Spontanredgrape
Spontanredgrape

Mikkeller ApS
Belgian Fruit Lambic / 7.70% ABV

3.34/5  rDev -17.1% | Score: 4.03
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 4th July 2024. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A hazy copper amber colour with a one finger light tanned head that dissipated quickly but left behind some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Funk, tart, vinous, grape, green apple, vinegar and a touch of oak.

Taste: Sour, tart, funk, oak, vinegar and lemon with light apple skin, light grape, and light red sour berries.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: The Spontan base comes through strongly but the fruit element, in this case red grape, was rather muted in comparison.

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Torito - Rye Barrel with Cherries
Torito - Rye Barrel with Cherries

Odd Breed Wild Ales
American Wild Ale / 11.30% ABV

3.6/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.6
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Black with a thin ring. Smells of whiskey, a little bit of balsamic acidity, lots of red wine notes, and earthy roasted malts. Tastes of balsamic vinegar, tart cherries, earthy malts, some chocolate. Red wine and whiskey oak finish. Medium heavy. Not sweet at all. Surprisingly good, though it's way out of my comfort zone.

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Super Duper Stout
Super Duper Stout

Evil Twin Brewing
American Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV

4/5  rDev +5.5% | Score: 3.79
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA
22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA

Stone Brewing
American Imperial IPA / 9.10% ABV

4.02/5  rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.04
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer

21st Amendment Brewery
Fruit and Field Beer / 4.90% ABV

3.49/5  rDev +3.9% | Score: 3.36
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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D Is For Dewberry
D Is For Dewberry

Evil Twin Brewing
Leipzig Gose / 4.50% ABV

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

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Moras
Moras

Odd Breed Wild Ales
American Wild Ale / 5.00% ABV

3.48/5  rDev -13.2% | Score: 4.01
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Deep pink body. Smells of berries and French oak. Slight grassy notes. Tastes of berries, lots of oak, and some green pepper. Mildly sourness. Less sour than I expected. Good, but maybe I don't love the green pepper flavor.

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Fusion XXXI: Mozango
Fusion XXXI: Mozango

Lagunitas Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 7.70% ABV

4.48/5  rDev +7.2% | Score: 4.18
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Limey Gose
Limey Gose

Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Leipzig Gose / 4.70% ABV

3.81/5  rDev -4% | Score: 3.97
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Barrel Runner
Barrel Runner

Founders Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 11.10% ABV

3.78/5  rDev +5.9% | Score: 3.57
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Delirium Red
Delirium Red

Brouwerij Huyghe
Fruit and Field Beer / 8.00% ABV

3.86/5  rDev +7.5% | Score: 3.59
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Toro!
Toro!

Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery
American Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV

4/5  rDev -3.1% | Score: 4.13
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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169
169

Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
English Strong Ale / 6.90% ABV

3.77/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.73
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cask/Gravity at Banbury Beer Festival 2018. Celebrating Hook Norton's 169 years of brewing.
Reddish amber. Clear with a flattish head.
Ripe summer fruits and Hobnob biscuit aroma. A touch of spice. Distant hops.
Sweetness is provided by the fruit and treacle flavour similar to rich Dundee cake. A bitterness is just about discerned.
Alcohol is more prevalent than 167 or 168.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break

Evil Twin Brewing
American Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.34/5  rDev -2.3% | Score: 4.44
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Young Master Days Of Being Wild - Blueberry
Young Master Days Of Being Wild - Blueberry

Young Master Ales
American Wild Ale / 6.50% ABV

3.63/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.63
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 750ml bottle, 2018 release, bottle 198 of 215. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A deep purple reddish colour with a big three finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Lightly tart, blueberry, strong oak character, strong vanilla, light funk, grape skin and a touch of lemon.

Taste: Tart, lightly sour, grape, white wine, oak, light vanilla, blueberry, funk, grass, and lemon.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Maybe my expectations were too high given what I thought were good earlier variations. The blueberry is there, but I think it was overpowered by the strong oak character and vanilla, which just covered everything. I have another bottle, so I’m hoping that age will do it some wonders. We shall see.

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Light Lager
Light Lager

Perrin Brewery
American Light Lager / 3.80% ABV

4.33/5  rDev +17.7% | Score: 3.68
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is easily the best light lager I've ever tasted. Good balanced flavor with a noticeable but not overpowering hop bite and I love the low ABV. Compared to other light beers it actually tastes like beer and not soda water and it's not overly carbonated.

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Blueberry Boyfriend
Blueberry Boyfriend

Prairie Artisan Ales
American Wild Ale / 5.40% ABV

3.83/5  rDev -1% | Score: 3.87
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Part & Parcel
Part & Parcel

Jester King Brewery
Belgian Saison / 5.50% ABV

3.83/5  rDev +1.9% | Score: 3.76
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Everything Rhymes With Orange IPA
Everything Rhymes With Orange IPA

Roughtail Brewing Co.
New England IPA / 7.00% ABV

4/5  rDev -3.6% | Score: 4.15
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nimble Giant
Nimble Giant

Tröegs Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV

4.08/5  rDev -3.3% | Score: 4.22
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Citrus IPA
Citrus IPA

Funk Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.90% ABV

3.92/5  rDev -3.9% | Score: 4.08
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rhinestone Life
Rhinestone Life

Great Raft Brewing
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

3.9/5  rDev -2.7% | Score: 4.01
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ozeno Yukidoke IPA
Ozeno Yukidoke IPA

Ryujin Shuzo Co,. Ltd.
American IPA / 5.50% ABV

5/5  rDev +29.2% | Score: 3.87
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best IPA's I have ever had.

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Tribute Double India Pale Ale
Tribute Double India Pale Ale

14th Star Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.10% ABV

4.57/5  rDev +9.6% | Score: 4.17
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hybrid glass from a 16oz can

A - Semi translucent golden copper, one finger frothy white head and lots of sugary lacing and legs

S - The sweet pineapple and pine are very up front, with really sweet yeast, musty malt/grain, super sweet hops, earthy flowers and awesome booze.

T - Wow, sweet boozey hoppy goodness, right off the bat! Lots of sugar with a slight dry bite, island fruit/flower hops, funky yeast, peaches, and all around just a radical DIPA.

M - Full body, awesome balance, awesome complexity, medium plus acidity and medium carbonation.

D/O - I can't believe I have never had this nor heard of it. One of the best IPA/DIPAs I have had, maybe ever. The taste, the look and the taste again. It is one of those IPA's you have had a million times, while still being one in a million. North Carolina BBQ chicken is really awesome with this one and pairs well with Rocky Road as well. Damn good beer.

Final thoughts - I want the price on this so I can give someone money to get me more. The ABV is perfect at around 8% and if I ever find this on tap, I may have died and gone to heaven.

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Candy Green
Candy Green

Spindletap Brewery
American Imperial IPA

4.26/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.36
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Hop-On
Hop-On

Abita Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

3.75/5  rDev -1.8% | Score: 3.82
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | 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 a thin layer and leaves a little light lacing.

S: Fruity notes, zesty citrus, a little pine, earthy, herbal, biscuity malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Zesty citrus, lemon, lime, and grapefruit, interesting fruity side, passion fruit, apricot, under ripe mango, faint guava, papaya, and melon, spicy pine, herbal notes, a touch of green peppers comes out on the finish, biscuity malt, and a little caramel sweetness.

M: Just a touch on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I can't say that I would call it juicy, it could use a little more sweetness for that, but it's not bad.

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Paradise
Paradise

Prairie Artisan Ales
American Imperial Stout / 13.00% ABV

4.46/5  rDev +4.7% | Score: 4.26
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Summer Saison
Summer Saison

Southern Star Brewing Company
Belgian Saison / 5.50% ABV

3.5/5  rDev -6.4% | Score: 3.74
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Starburst IPA
Starburst IPA

Ecliptic Brewing
American IPA / 7.80% ABV

4.1/5  rDev +5.1% | Score: 3.9
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Leute Bok
Leute Bok

Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 7.50% ABV

4.06/5  rDev +8% | Score: 3.76
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Cork explodes from bottle but no gushing. Crystal clear deep brown with chestnut highlights, looks quite proud in its ostentatious glass, possibly one of Belgium's most ridiculous. Thin, off white head with lace persists through the glass. Legs up just a little.

Aroma - subdued but rich - deeply bready, raisin, date, caramel, toffee, cashew, molasses -no D, acetaldehyde, or sulfur, only a whiff of alcohol, only the faintest hint of herbal hops. Damn this smells like a good bock should.


Flavor - Damn. Really tight, smooth flavor just like any good lager. extremely well-attenuated but rich caramel malt base , with biscuit tone and just a hint of chocolate in the finish. Medium-low blackcurrant/ herbal hop flavor is detectable, the though the finish is sweet. No overt fruitiness, No D, or any other fermentation flaws except the alcohol is a little on just the hot side, but not solvent.


MF - This is an interesting aspect of this beer, it is rich but fairly light bodied, just barely getting to medium-light range, mouth-filling soda-like carbonation. I could actually do with less carbonation, I almost never say that, but it hurts drinkability slightly. It does have a slightly long finish with a slightly papery- oxidized tinge to it. Alcohol is a little forceful for only being 7.5%

Overall - Wasn't sure to expect here. When you try a Belgian interpretation of another European style the results can be anything. This seems to be a pretty straight-ahead bock, though I do wonder if it was made with candi sugar. I am also fairly sure this bottle is really, really, old but I've wanted to try this beer ever since I saw a picture of it in a Michael Jackson book from the 80s. I gotta say I'm not disappointed. Was probably even better fresh.

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Shadow Shinobi
Shadow Shinobi

Loowit Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.20% ABV

3.67/5  rDev +1.4% | Score: 3.62
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Shadow Ninja IPA
Shadow Ninja IPA

Loowit Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

3.83/5  rDev -4.7% | Score: 4.02
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Breakside IPA
Breakside IPA

Breakside Brewery
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

3.93/5  rDev -5.5% | Score: 4.16
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Tatonka Stout
Tatonka Stout

BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
Russian Imperial Stout / 8.50% ABV

3.94/5  rDev +5.3% | Score: 3.74
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its good, its smooth, its high abv, and its $4 on happy hour. Name a better stout on nitro than that, I dare you.

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Wanderlust
Wanderlust

Breakside Brewery
American IPA / 6.60% ABV

4.46/5  rDev +9.9% | Score: 4.06
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Goose IPA
Goose IPA

Goose Island Beer Co.
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV

3.71/5  rDev +0.3% | Score: 3.7
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Union Jack IPA
Union Jack IPA

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.08/5  rDev -3.5% | Score: 4.23
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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IPA
IPA

Stone Brewing
American IPA / 6.90% ABV

3.79/5  rDev -9.8% | Score: 4.2
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Untitled Art / Central State - Pudding Stout
Untitled Art / Central State - Pudding Stout

Untitled Art
American Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV

4.09/5  rDev -1.2% | Score: 4.14
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful looking brew with a tall mocha-tan colored head that sticks around. Enormous nose of fudge, milk chocolate with a hint of vanilla, roastiness and suggestions of coffee bean, mocha. Taste follows the nose, with a wave of bitter semi sweet dark chcolate, then some vanilla and chocolate pudding goodness, followed by a strong and sharp finish of roasty bitterness that cuts straight through the palate - a little too abrasive for me. The 12% abv is apparent on this finish but not overly hot. Mouthfeel is super chewy, creamy, and coating. I'm impressed with the execution of this brew. Just wish it had less of a sharp bitterness on the finish!

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Nirvana IPA
Nirvana IPA

Brewery Ommegang
American IPA / 6.50% ABV

4.21/5  rDev +7.9% | Score: 3.9
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a hybrid glass from a 12oz can

A - Really nice golden copper, one finger white frothy head and some sugar legs

S - Super hoppy, with lots of dry and sweet malts/grains, orange, pine, pineapple. some really nice subtle dank, sweet bready yeast and more sugary goodness.

T - WOW. The hops really pops, whoa. Tons of citrus, hops galore (both bitter and sweet), baking yeast, island/tropical fruits and flowers, lots of sweet malt/grain with a hint of dry to help balance. No dankness like that nose.

M - Full bodied, well balanced, great complexity, medium plus acidity and medium to medium minus carbonation.

D/O - Really loving this IPA. Though the band sort of stole the word Nirvana whenever I see it. None-the-less this is a top notch ale and I could drink this baby all day. pairs well with most any meats and a pub pretzel, yeah, pretty much made for one another. Ommegang does it again!

Final thoughts - Want to know the price and where to get it. Decent ABV at six and a half. I really want to try this on tap and would be phenomenal as an unfiltered cask.

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Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)

Minhas Craft Brewery
American Imperial IPA / 8.40% ABV

2.82/5  rDev +6.4% | Score: 2.65
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer is not an IPA or even a double IPA in my opinion. The taste is sweet and syrupy, no fruitiness or bitterness you'd expect from an IPA, and the smell has a strong alcohol note to it. The ABV of an IIPA is there but the look and taste is not. A cheap beer I'd accept if offered, nothing more nothing less

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Old Stock Ale
Old Stock Ale

North Coast Brewing Co.
English Old Ale / 12.00% ABV

4.31/5  rDev +4.6% | Score: 4.12
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Old Stock defines American Old Ale for me - it’s a classic. This is a 2016, after a couple years in my cellar. Nice warm caramel brow with a huge wonderful aroma full of booze, bread and dried fruit. Taste is honey-charcoal-molasses-leather-cherry and much more. Feel is just a bit thin, but that seems exactly right for an old ale. Classic and deservedly so.

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Prairie Vape Tricks
Prairie Vape Tricks

Prairie Artisan Ales
American Wild Ale / 5.00% ABV

4.1/5  rDev +8.8% | Score: 3.77
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bamarillo
Bamarillo

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Belgian Saison / 5.10% ABV

4.27/5  rDev +5.4% | Score: 4.05
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sibling Maker
Sibling Maker

Jack's Abby Brewing
British Barleywine / 12.60% ABV

4.49/5  rDev +6.9% | Score: 4.2
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Deep almost opaque mahogany color with a tan head which rose maybe a notch below a finger's length. Settles after one sip with no stickiness on the glass.

Smell: Sweet molasses and heavy whiskey notes. Enters your nostrils and though not so strong it's borderline indulging to move away from your nose.

Taste: Sweet brown sugar mixed with whiskey and hint of barely. It's a complicated type of beer and barely any notable bitterness. The malts are there but it's complimenting almost like warm milk to your your coffee.

Mouth: Sticky beer with a full body. Carbonation is a medium at best and the beer hugs your cheeks and loves to linger.

Overall: My biggest regret is not buying at the very least 2 more bottles. This was my one and only and I hope I can see this again. Easily one of the best American made English barleywines I've tasted in my life. Can go neck and neck with Arctic Devil and King Henry.... Salud!

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Banded / Finback - Flow
Banded / Finback - Flow

Banded Brewing Co.
New England IPA / 8.30% ABV

3.75/5  rDev -5.3% | Score: 3.96
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hops In A Can
Hops In A Can

Revision Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 10.50% ABV

4.44/5  rDev +8.3% | Score: 4.1
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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MoSka Mule
MoSka Mule

Ska Brewing Co.
Herb and Spice Beer / 6.12% ABV

3.86/5  rDev +4% | Score: 3.71
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mango Cart
Mango Cart

Golden Road Brewing
Fruit and Field Beer / 4.00% ABV

4/5  rDev +1.3% | Score: 3.95
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer

21st Amendment Brewery
Fruit and Field Beer / 4.90% ABV

4.31/5  rDev +28.3% | Score: 3.36
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Palo Santo Marron
Palo Santo Marron

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
American Brown Ale / 12.00% ABV

4.28/5  rDev +2.4% | Score: 4.18
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Snapper IPA
Snapper IPA

Logboat Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.20% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +19.6% | Score: 3.97
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer is Yeti an imperial stout which is my favorite style. This Snapper IPA is the Yeti of the IPA'S! Great tasty thickish velvety smooth Indian Pale Ale! This is what makes me love an IPA, this one is done right, most IPA'S are not. This beer should be praised, it is an IPA brewed perfection!

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Fire, Skulls & Money
Fire, Skulls & Money

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
New England IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.43/5  rDev +1.1% | Score: 4.38
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Zure Van Tildonk 2015
Zure Van Tildonk 2015

Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Belgian Lambic / 6.00% ABV

4/5  rDev -1.7% | Score: 4.07
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4