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Snörkel
Snörkel

Jester King Brewery
Belgian Saison / 4.20% ABV

4/5  rDev +3.6% | Score: 3.86
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Sunshine IPA
Double Sunshine IPA

Lawson's Finest Liquids
New England IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.15/5  rDev -10.9% | Score: 4.66
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

West-coast IPA with no haze. Slight juicy/tropical/spicy nose. Mostly tropical juicy taste. Thinner on the mouthfeel as you would expect from a west coast IPA.

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Leopoldina Red Ale
Leopoldina Red Ale

Cervejaria Leopoldina
Irish Red Ale / 6.50% ABV

3.27/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.24
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light foamy head, decent retention and lacing, slight clear reddish auburn color streaming bubbles

Nose sweet reddish malt, toasted amber malt, candy caramel notes, mild herbal pretty earthy hops

Taste big sweet candy malt, toasted grainy amber malt candy syrup, very fruity too, caramel candy, little earthy herbal hop touch bitterness and sticky sweet

Mouth is med bod but syrupy sticky, decent carb

Overall eh, malts are ok but syrupy, sticky, way too fruity and hops are meh

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Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

Terrapin Beer Company
English Sweet / Milk Stout / 6.10% ABV

3.89/5  rDev -2% | Score: 3.97
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice tan head; dark black body.

Bitter chocolate, cream, overripe red grapes, burnt coffee on the nose. Caramel and toffee. Fresh earthy hops for balance.

Creamy milk stout on the palate with surprising bitterness and a shockingly smoky finish. Bitter chocolate, cream, salt, ham, coffee, and cola.

Smooth and lively, with a long finish.

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Permutation Series #64: Pilsner Bravo
Permutation Series #64: Pilsner Bravo

Trillium Brewing Company
German Pilsner / 4.60% ABV

4.68/5  rDev +14.1% | Score: 4.1
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First visit to the new brewery in Fort Point! Just missed the Helles, which was disappointing. Tapped out earlier in the day. But this was a surprisingly delicious replacement. Incredibly tasty malt bill. Went down easily, within a few minutes, which was an accident. But that’s how drinkable this beer is. Love that Trillium is working on their other styles (those beers outside the obsession with IPAs and sours). Can’t imagine a Pilsner can be much better in Europe.

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Noma Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter
Noma Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter

Six Harbors Brewing Company
American Porter / 6.00% ABV

3.98/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.98
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hop Teknik 2
Hop Teknik 2

Künstler Brewing
New England IPA / 6.50% ABV

4.09/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.09
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Cats and dogs
Cats and dogs

Finback Brewery
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

3.95/5  rDev -4.4% | Score: 4.13
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can. Wacky beer. Pours almost headless and super turbid. Nose is pretty strong. I get the guava and raspberry upon stepping into the sniff zone. Flavor has a robust dose of jammy raspberry flavor; distancing itself from the guava. The hops and raspberry don’t really know how to play in the same sandbox, though. Some sips feel and taste awkward. It has its odd parts but this is a pretty interesting beer. They didn’t leave anything on the table when making Cats and Dogs.

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Path of Perspective
Path of Perspective

Modern Times Portland / The Belmont Fermentorium
New England IPA / 6.30% ABV

3.83/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.83
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show
The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show

Turning Point Beer
American Imperial IPA / 10.80% ABV

4.49/5  rDev +7.7% | Score: 4.17
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dangerous beer! It tastes and smells so good, yet has over 10% abv with almost no booziness. Be careful!

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Murky yellow color with great white head and beautiful lacing. Wonderfully fragrant citrus smell and taste. The pleasant harshness of the Aztec hop - one of my favorites! Orange, pineapple, some peach. Great beer!

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Totalitarian
Totalitarian

Stone Brewing
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.09/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.09
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Rare DOS 1
Rare DOS 1

Cycle Brewing
American Imperial Stout

4.47/5  rDev -0.4% | Score: 4.49
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives pitch black with a thin tannish head; a few spots hang around

Smell: Rich dark chocolate aromatics with hints of vanilla, coconut and coffee all enveloped by the whiskey barrel

Taste: The whiskey barrel is powerful on the palate, moving to the forefront and embracing the chocolate, coconut and vanilla flavors; a hint of coffee, through the middle, and the whiskey returns to dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; brings the heat in the finish

Overall: Despite this beer being hotter than I like, the flavors are superb

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Infinite Galaxy
Infinite Galaxy

Pipeworks Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.30% ABV

4.1/5  rDev -1.2% | Score: 4.15
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 10.31.18, poured into a Pipeworks snifter glass.

The beer pours a cloudy orange color, honey hues with a foamy white head, about two fingers tall that has great retention and yields large swatches of soapy lace. The aroma is very good, loads of peach and pitted stone fruits, lingering hop spice, resinous and earthy pine, grassy and green hop leaf with crusty pale grains. The flavors are delicious, loads of fruity and juicy peach, spicy and resinous hop oils, green and dank, lightly floral and that brings out the pale grain sweetness. The mouthfeel is great, coating and crisp, lively medium body that has a really excellent bubbly texture and an awesome dry bitter bite at the finish.

Verdict: Delicious IPA from Pipeworks. Loads of peach forward Galaxy with an excellent dry and bitter counterbalance, really refreshing and tasty beer.

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Bali Hai Draft Beer
Bali Hai Draft Beer

PT Bali Hai Brewery Indonesia
American Lager / 5.00% ABV

2.61/5  rDev +6.5% | Score: 2.45
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:08 PM
330 ml can poured to glass
Sight: pale liquid clear , small medium foam that quickly disappears
smell: grains
taste: low sweetness low bitterness
feel: good carbonation, lacks follow through, short finish
overall: fair beer

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Scaled Up
Scaled Up

Trillium Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +6.7% | Score: 4.45
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Boom Boom White DIPA
Boom Boom White DIPA

The Bronx Brewery
American Imperial IPA / 8.10% ABV

3.79/5  rDev +0.3% | Score: 3.78
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Mood Elevators
Mood Elevators

Modern Times DTLA / The Dankness Dojo
American Blonde Ale / 5.70% ABV

4.02/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.02
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Twisted Knots American IPA
Twisted Knots American IPA

Stewart Brewing Ltd
American IPA / 5.50% ABV

3.71/5  rDev +1.4% | Score: 3.66
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber color. Small off-white head with a bit of lace.
Not much aroma. Some citrus fruit.
Grapefruit and orange taste, a little caramel.
Medium-bodied, not a bad beer.

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Rye Porter
Rye Porter

Key Brewing Co.
American Porter / 5.50% ABV

4.04/5  rDev +4.7% | Score: 3.86
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tapped at Glory Days Grill in Linthicum Heights Maryland about a mile outside of BWI airport.

One word- chocolate

Good mouthfeel, lingers on the back of the tongue and it is quite tasty. Did not taste the spiciness described in other reviews, perhaps the keg needs a changin. I would drink one again.

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Almost Heaven Amber Ale
Almost Heaven Amber Ale

Mountain State Brewing Co.
American Amber / Red Ale / 5.20% ABV

3.57/5  rDev -2.2% | Score: 3.65
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a solid amber with a nice thick head, slowly diminishing to a thin layer. Light malt in the nose. Light caramel malt in the mouth.

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Max W/Simcoe
Max W/Simcoe

Modern Times DTLA / The Dankness Dojo
American IPA / 7.70% ABV

4.18/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.18
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hallertauer Blanc Single Hops Pils
Hallertauer Blanc Single Hops Pils

Tombstone Brewing Company
German Pilsner / 5.60% ABV

3.94/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.94
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Kings Beer & Wine cooler on 9-5-18 for $2.99. Canned in July; cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a pale golden with a nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose has hints of lemon and crackers.

Taste is lemony and cracker forward and a touch of grapes. Finish is moderately bitter with a touch of citrus.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, definitely refreshing.

Overall a solid beer that has held up quite well over 4 months!

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Trail Magic
Trail Magic

Tree House Brewing Company
German Pilsner / 5.20% ABV

4/5  rDev +1% | Score: 3.96
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lampshade Party Ale
Lampshade Party Ale

Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
American Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV

4.04/5  rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.06
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Tornado
Tornado

Tree House Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.60% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +1% | Score: 4.21
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Eric Mocha Stout
Eric Mocha Stout

SingleCut Beersmiths
English Sweet / Milk Stout / 6.60% ABV

3.5/5  rDev -8.9% | Score: 3.84
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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That's What She Said
That's What She Said

Tree House Brewing Company
English Sweet / Milk Stout / 5.60% ABV

4.5/5  rDev +6.6% | Score: 4.22
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pride & Purpose
Pride & Purpose

Tree House Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.10% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +0.5% | Score: 4.23
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Unsettled
Unsettled

Central Waters Brewing Co.
New England IPA / 6.70% ABV

4.21/5  rDev -0.7% | Score: 4.24
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Present Moment
Present Moment

Tree House Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 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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Old Man
Old Man

Tree House Brewing Company
English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.40% ABV

4/5  rDev +3.6% | Score: 3.86
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ma
Ma

Tree House Brewing Company
American Amber / Red Ale / 6.80% ABV

4/5  rDev -2.4% | Score: 4.1
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hustle
Hustle

Tree House Brewing Company
American Porter / 7.80% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +14.2% | Score: 4.16
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Expressionism
Expressionism

Tree House Brewing Company
American Imperial Stout / 9.30% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +0.5% | Score: 4.23
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Eureka W/ Galaxy
Eureka W/ Galaxy

Tree House Brewing Company
American Blonde Ale / 4.10% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +0.7% | Score: 4.22
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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East Hill
East Hill

Tree House Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.20% ABV

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

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Port Barrel-Aged Barleywine-Style Ale
Port Barrel-Aged Barleywine-Style Ale

Cigar City Brewing
American Barleywine / 10.00% ABV

4.76/5  rDev +7.7% | Score: 4.42
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Curiosity Twenty Nine
Curiosity Twenty Nine

Tree House Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 7.90% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +8.2% | Score: 4.39
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Curiosity Thirty
Curiosity Thirty

Tree House Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4/5  rDev -7.2% | Score: 4.31
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Curiosity Forty One
Curiosity Forty One

Tree House Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.70% ABV

4/5  rDev -6.5% | Score: 4.28
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Curiosity Fifty Two
Curiosity Fifty Two

Tree House Brewing Company
New England IPA / 6.70% ABV

4/5  rDev -7% | Score: 4.3
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Barrel Aged Penguin
Barrel Aged Penguin

Rhinegeist Brewery
American Imperial Stout / 9.80% ABV

4.23/5  rDev +13.1% | Score: 3.74
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Native Seven
Native Seven

Tree House Brewing Company
French Bière de Garde / 6.30% ABV

4.25/5  rDev -2.7% | Score: 4.37
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Native Six
Native Six

Tree House Brewing Company
American Wild Ale / 6.20% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +7.2% | Score: 4.43
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Native Five
Native Five

Tree House Brewing Company
Belgian Saison / 6.00% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +7.7% | Score: 4.41
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Petty Purple Porter
Petty Purple Porter

ManyFriends Brewing Company
American Porter / 6.27% ABV

4.48/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.65
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Porter is clear but dark, with a nice foamy head. The aroma mostly hits you when it hits your mouth--both the taste and the smell have smooth toasty coffee and chocolate notes. It has a nice mouth feel, with a moderate amount of coronation, and all the factors together make this a very drinkable and tasty beer.

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Monkish / Cloudwater - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Monkish / Cloudwater - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

Monkish Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.80% ABV

4.5/5  rDev +5.9% | Score: 4.25
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Brew Kettle
Brew Kettle

Asia Brewery
Belgian Witbier / 5.30% ABV

2.95/5  rDev +17.1% | Score: 2.52
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured to glass
sight: hazy orange liquid, small foam that quickly goes away
smell: grains and yeast
taste: low sweetness, no complex flavor
feel: medium carbonation, short finish, no follow through,
overall: I rated this beer low because it is artificial, it is hazy like wheat beer, and smells like wheat beer, but other than that, it is not witbier

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Evil Penguin
Evil Penguin

No Worries Brewing Company
American Porter / 6.00% ABV

4.03/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.03
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well balanced porter. Not too sweet.

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Western And Del Amo
Western And Del Amo

Monkish Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +4.9% | Score: 4.53
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75