What Beer Are You Reviewing Now?

Most recent beer reviews from our community. And check out today's What Beer Are You Drinking Now? thread!

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Brother VincentBerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

Brother Vincent

IPA - American | 6% ABV

Laughing Monk Brewing
San Francisco, California

3.81/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.81
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with nice white head with good lacing. Piney aroma, with hints of fruit; particularly grapefruit and pineapple. Straightforward bitter mouthfeel. Very clean and easy to drink. Good.

7 minutes ago
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Featherweight IPADanfromVan from Canada (BC)

Featherweight IPA

IPA - American | 4.5% ABV

Four Winds Brewing Co.
Delta, British Columbia, Canada

4.09/5  rDev +1.2% | Average: 4.04
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served cold in a tulip. I have the canned version 4 cans for approx $12.00 Canadian.
Nice coppery golden colour, slight hint of grapefruit scent. Hops are lurking.
I swore off hop bombs a couple of years ago, and this is not one. Flavour is rich and hoppy without being overwhelming and bitter. Good mouthfeel, carbonation goes quick, but the slight thickness of the brew keeps me drinking on.
A little bit of a bitter aftertaste, but it's an IPA.
Overall nice, impressive quality, would like to order on tap to compare.

8 minutes ago
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Bennington Blue Blueberry Wheatsulldaddy from Connecticut

Bennington Blue Blueberry Wheat

Wheat Beer - American Pale | 5.5% ABV

Madison Brewing Co.
Bennington, Vermont

3.66/5  rDev -2.7% | Average: 3.76
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Im sampling a cold 16 oz can poured into my weiss glass. Beer is a gift from my coworker Melissa. Thank you!
The beer pours a bright golden color with minimal haze and a fluffy bleached white head of over 3 cm. Almost overtops the glass. Looks nice in the glass for sure.
Aroma is some bready yeast and wheat grain, with a little bit of blueberry fruit. Not a lot of blueberry, which is disappointing as I was hoping for a little more here.
The first sip reveals a light bodied beer with crisp and sharp texture from very fine and prickly carbonation. The beer does drink easy and is crushable for hot days.
Flavor is some bready yeast and a bit of wheat twang, and again, only minimal blueberry. No hop character nor ABV, but the taste is a little disappointing as I was hoping for more blueberry.
A decent summer beer, but better ones out there in my opinion.

11 minutes ago
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Very Greenstosh66 from Pennsylvania

Very Green

IPA - New England | 8.6% ABV

Tree House Brewing Company
Charlton, Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +1.1% | Average: 4.69
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Straight from Tree House. 16oz can into pint glass.
A: Bright straw, cloudy,
Half inch head fades to quarter inch.
S: Grassy, Pineapple, dank
T: Pineapple, dank, cereal malt, citrus rind bitterness at the finish.
M: Medium body
O: Wave after wave of flavor. outstanding.

13 minutes ago
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Bel Air SourHalfFull from California

Bel Air Sour

Wild Ale | 5.8% ABV

Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn, New York

3.01/5  rDev -23% | Average: 3.91
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce can poured into a snifter. Pours a light golden with a touch of haze and with a thin cap of whitish foam. More of a greenish wheat tint in highlights.

Aroma is not quite as expected. Touch of lemon/orange seems only partially hop driven. Or maybe it's just that it is rather thin. Some raw grain notes are there as well. Minimal tart character detected on aroma, very minimal. Taste is mildly acidic but certainly not what I would call sour. Not sure where this beer is trying to go but I don't think it's gonna get there. Finish is sweeter than expected, diluted apple juice. Overall a stray dart for me, glad I only got one. This beer is about as wild as a poodle.

BB 10/2021

19 minutes ago
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Puddlers Row ESBdano213 from Pennsylvania

Puddlers Row ESB

Bitter - English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) | 5.4% ABV

Conshohocken Brewing Company
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2% | Average: 3.73
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $3.49. Canned on 1/11/21, so this is just over 5 months old.

Look: Nice amber color without any haze to speak of. A barely clinging tan head on the edge of the glass. Some haze after pouring the bottom of the can probably due to sediment.

Smell: Nice aromas of caramel, maltiness, and earthy hops. The nose has a bit of fruitiness up front - sweet cherry, raisin, and amaretto. Faint roasted malt / chocolate aroma on the finish that is quite pleasant. Buttery notes after pouring the bottom of the can, diacetyl perhaps?

Taste: This is quite tasty, very drinkable, and nicely balanced. Up front, The finish has a very mild bitterness, roasty and nutty notes.

Feel: Medium bodied. Perfectly carbonated.

Overall: It's been super long since I've had an ESB; when I used to frequent British pubs, it was one of my favorite styles to order (Fuller's ESB was my go-to at the Americanized British pubs). This is a very pleasant, nice beer. I think that the malt bill on this ESB is a bit darker than typical, but it certainly works. It's not my favorite ESB, but I would have no problem drinking this again.

Product Details (from website)
Puddlers Row Extra Special Bitter is a classic English-style ale with a mellow roasted flavor that's rounded out by a toffee-like caramel sweetness. Puddlers Row is well balanced between English malts and European hops.

23 minutes ago
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Brew 5000maximum12 from Minnesota

Brew 5000

Barleywine - English | 12.2% ABV

Fremont Brewing Company
Seattle, Washington

4.85/5  rDev +5.4% | Average: 4.6
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have had the pleasure of sampling 4K & 3K so expectations are stiff. 750ML bottle split with my wife.

The pour is dark maple, the nose a trumpet section of sweetness: vanilla, brown sugar, caramel.

Brew 5000 might top the list of batches – holy goodness. Bourbon soaked caramel is the three word review & I’d do those squares anytime (you listening Kraft??). Serious hits of caramel & bourbon up front followed by intense booze, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla. Oak that is so strong in other batches is missing here. I could down this by the bucket.

This cranks the barrel aged barleywine up to three or four cranks. Simply phenomenal.

32 minutes ago
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MaibockLiquidAmber from Washington

Maibock

Bock - Maibock | 6.8% ABV

Phase Three Brewing
Lake Zurich, Illinois

4.17/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.17
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium, bright golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light grassy hops and lemon; lightly spicy. Flavor follows with bready, grainy, lightly caramel malt, grassy and citrus hops, lemon rustic grainy finish with light citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. Very nice. The malt and general flavor and quite authentic, but the hops part ways with the traditional noble varieties to add some light citrus, mostly lemon notes. I found that choice to be a good one for the overall flavor. Although not strictly traditional, this was one of the better maibocks I've ever had. Nicely done.

35 minutes ago
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Rainbows are Realfrankdatank1337 from California

Rainbows are Real

IPA - New England | 6.75% ABV

Clown Shoes
Boston, Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -72.5% | Average: 3.64
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Meh, its a poorly thought out hazy IPA. It's drinkable but that's not saying much because I'll drink any beer.

Edit: the other dude that said it tastes like grandma's popery was correct. It's way too floral to be enjoyable. The more I drink the less I like it.

Edit #2: finished my pint its not good. Adjusting score.

45 minutes ago
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RauchweizenFBarber from Illinois

Rauchweizen

Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen | 5.2% ABV

Dovetail Brewery
Chicago, Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +5.4% | Average: 3.88
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a dark burnished orange color. Cloudy, partially opaque with a thick frothy tan head on the beer. The head dissipates pretty steadily leaving a thin film of foam on top of the beer. The aroma on this is really unique because its got the smoked malts, campfire smoke, a bit of wood, but it also has the wheat and clove coming through even a bit of banana. I will say the smoke really dominates the aroma though so that is what you are going to get unless you really try to dig through it a bit.

Taste follows the nose with the smokiness on the nose dominating the flavor profile as I expected. Lots of smoke, campfire, and wood come through initially, but then as your palate adjusts to it, the wheat and clove come through on the back end. There is a slight earthy bitterness on the back end, but its mild. Feel is smooth and creamy, bright carbonation, with a somewhat drier finish.

Overall, there is a lot going on with this one and its pretty unique, but I am digging it. For whatever reason it just works for me.

45 minutes ago
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Together AgainVetbidder from Pennsylvania

Together Again

IPA - New England | 8.4% ABV

Anchorage Brewing Company
Anchorage, Alaska

3.98/5  rDev -4.1% | Average: 4.15
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking deep golden hazy with a pillowy white head, really nice look here. Citrus and dank nose here, still working good here. Now for the taste. There an element of booziness and sweetness to this brew with a somewhat bitter ending. I can’t say this is what I was looking for. Certainly not bad but the flavor doesn’t match the juicy nose that this beer offers.

49 minutes ago
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That’s Tight Vol. 3barnzy78 from Illinois

That’s Tight Vol. 3

IPA - New England | 6.6% ABV

Backpocket Brewing
Coralville, Iowa

3.58/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.58
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery - Iowa City, IA
L: hazy yellow body, thin white head
S: floral lemongrass & grapefruit
T: floral again: lemongrass, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, white grape
F: medium body, tart & bitter, moderate carbonation, very dry finish
O: good flavors but seemed to be lacking some depth

51 minutes ago
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Hi On Ryemactrail from Washington

Hi On Rye

Wild Ale | 4.7% ABV

Solera Brewery
Parkdale, Oregon

3.47/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.47
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's a Rye Beer! No, it's a fruit brew! But it's sour! Label describes it as "Sour ale with hibiscus flowers." I can only presume that it's brewed with rye since there is not detectable taste of it. Actually it just tastes like hibiscus tea with lemon and no sugar. Not as unpeasant as most purely lactic concoctions, but quite sour.

Appearance is quite lovely, with the prettiest pink hardly sullied by beery amber. Just a quick flush of foam in the chalice but quite spritzy on the tongue. Aroma is faint vinegar. Some fruity flavor comes through in the finish. There is a hint of malty sweetness left but still puts the teeth on edge. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at the brewpub.

52 minutes ago
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Vanilla Marisrusspowell from Arkansas

Vanilla Maris

Barleywine - English | 12% ABV

Timber Ales
New York, New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.9% | Average: 4.18
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent chestnut with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Some head retention &
lacing

S: Dark fruit, brown sugar

T: Maple syrup, vanilla, dryness, Stroop Waffle Cookie & a little brown sugar up front, slight smokeyness & a kiss of coffee. Vanilla, brown sugar, figs as this warms, along with a kiss of coffee & Molasses. Finishes dry, warming, & chewy with Maple Candy Flavors

MF: Medium body, near zero/smooth carbonation & pretty damn warming. Gets a little sticky on the teeth

Tastes like a sugar overload breakfast, in a very good way. The ABV doesn't hide by any means

53 minutes ago
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Self Reliance: HBC-522kevanb from Illinois

Self Reliance: HBC-522

IPA - American

Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro Bend, Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.3% | Average: 4.27
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, bottled on February 27, 2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a bright lemon honey color, cloudy with a firm finger of white head, good retention and lacing. The aroma is pleasant, piney, dank, grassy, very earthy with bitter grapefruit peel, modest citrus juice, pale dough, mineral water and lemon tartness. The flavors are good, tart lemon, dry and earthy funk, dead leaves, soft oak, grapefruit, tropical pineapple and peach, pale dough, and mineral water. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lively, medium body that has modest tartness with a dry and crisp finish.

Verdict: A nice farmhouse IPA from Hill Farmstead. Funky and earthy but showing nice signs of brightness and tropical fruits. Amply bitter but well balanced, a nice beer.

57 minutes ago
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Life By the Slicelucius10 from California

Life By the Slice

IPA - American | 6% ABV

Flatland Brewing Co.
Elk Grove, California

4.58/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.58
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was told at the brewery that this contains Galaxy and Citra hops...I'm thinking there is some Mosaic up in here too! Maybe Mosaic and Citra instead!? Sweet tropical hoppy, hint of citrus, and kick of tropical dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a tasty and balanced, tropical hoppy, and piney-dank bitter finish. This is a fantastic example of a single westie!

58 minutes ago
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Big SmileSpikester from Oregon

Big Smile

IPA - Imperial | 9.2% ABV

Hop Valley Brewing Company
Springfield, Oregon

4.16/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.16
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear deep gold with two fingers of white head.
Smell is orange citrus and bready malts.
Taste is orange zest and bready malts.
Mouthfeel is medium to high with good carbonation. The finish is wet and pretty balanced.
Overall a tasty one note IMPY. 67 IBUs .

59 minutes ago
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Jjjuiceee Project - Citra + Galaxyjdhops from Tennessee

Jjjuiceee Project - Citra + Galaxy

IPA - Imperial | 8.7% ABV

Tree House Brewing Company
Charlton, Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +4.3% | Average: 4.43
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 5/27/21

L: Pours an opaque golden light orange. Short white head lingers. Beautiful lacing.

S: Mango mostly. Generic citrus/tropical after that.

T: Reverses the aroma: citrus and tropical up front, mango later. A bit of a dry finish, but no bitterness.

F: Silky and velvety mouthfeel.

O: Extremely well made. Beautiful to look at and delicious to taste.

Today at 04:45 AM
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Double Bubbabarnzy78 from Illinois

Double Bubba

IPA - Imperial | 8% ABV

Backpocket Brewing
Coralville, Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +0.5% | Average: 4.11
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery - Iowa City, IA
L: hazy pale yellow body; off-white head slowly fades to a foam
S: tropical fruit, lemony citrus
T: pineapple, guava, lemon, nutty oats perhaps
F: fuller body, creamy and slightly resinous, semi-dry finish
O: very flavorful DDH DIPA

Today at 04:43 AM
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NightcapGreywulfken from New York

Nightcap

IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale | 7% ABV

Garvies Point Craft Brewery
Glen Cove, New York

3.95/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.95
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well, it weren't no Wookey Jack or Self-Righteous, but it was serviceable enough - ran to the thick, sweeter end of the black IPA spectrum - not quite like a hoppy imperial stout, but you get the idea - sweet, with impressions of molasses and light char, undertones of citrus... 4/6/21 canning from nearby Garvies Point... If you're craving a black IPA, totally fits the bill...

Today at 04:40 AM
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Vienna LagerBiologyBob from Texas

Vienna Lager

Lager - Vienna | 5.2% ABV

Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Roseland, Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -12.2% | Average: 3.76
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Brown in color with a thin white head.
Smells nutty like a brown ale.
Medium bodied, tastes of toasted malt and caramel. Reminds me of an Oktoberfest.
I like it, but I keep wondering is this Virginia in Vienna or Vienna in Virginia? I think the latter.

Today at 04:38 AM
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Voodoo Ranger American Hazedavidward from Florida

Voodoo Ranger American Haze

IPA - New England | 5% ABV

New Belgium Brewing Company
Fort Collins, Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4% | Average: 3.76
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a take on a low alcohol IPA. It has plenty of flavor and character regardless. For people who are unfamiliar with IPAs and want to get in on the frenzy, this is a good brew to start with.

Today at 04:37 AM
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The Fallsmactrail from Washington

The Falls

Pale Ale - American | 5.5% ABV

Matchless Brewing
Tumwater, Washington

3.82/5  rDev -6.8% | Average: 4.1
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear amber with an orangish tint. Plenty of foam in the Brigand chalice. Quite lively and carbonated on the tongue. Aromas of straw, bread, and a whiff of cedar. Warm malt with a dry finish. Actually very light flavor but something like a berry taste lingers.

Overall this is quite restrained but exuding a pleasant hoppy character. Just not overdone. Well balanced and highly drinkable. From the 16 oz can shipped from Matchless. "Canned 5/3/2021" in the corner of the label.

Today at 04:37 AM
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Session HefeweizenBeergeeknut from Washington

Session Hefeweizen

Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.4% ABV

Full Sail Brewing Company
Hood River, Oregon

2.88/5  rDev -14% | Average: 3.35
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: It pours a decently hazy golden color. The head is only about an inch and then thins out.

Aroma: Banana, clove and some cinnamon. Faint green apple with a very light lemon zest. Hops are about half and half floral and citrus.

Taste: Nice and crisp up front. Lemon zest, banana a little bit of clove and some cinnamon.

Overall: It's decent Hefeweizen to put it simply it's not bad. Cheers.

Today at 04:35 AM
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ElectrojetHalfFull from California

Electrojet

IPA - American | 6.8% ABV

Modern Times Beer
San Diego, California

3.93/5  rDev -3% | Average: 4.05
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden orange with a half inch of off white foam. Strong hop notes with some citrus and muddled mango notes along with some dank notes. Solid but a touch subdued.

Taste follows with a creamy texture of muddled fruits and more citrus concentrated on the back side. Perky carbonation and a light/medium but distinct bitter profile on the finish. Feel is overly soft in a wheat sense but not really astray of the style. Overall a solid take.

Note: Canned on 5/12/21
Viewed as a New England IPA

Today at 04:30 AM
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Bourbon County Brand Reserve Rye StoutZythophile from District of Columbia

Bourbon County Brand Reserve Rye Stout

Stout - American Imperial | 14.5% ABV

Goose Island Beer Co.
Chicago, Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -0.2% | Average: 4.44
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: 2019
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Dark brown, lets light in about half and inch. Some fine head that goes away quickly, and no lacing.

Molasses and anise up front. There is a whiskey scent, and it does shade toward rye, although it lacks the spiciness I usually associate with that spirit. Another scent that I get a lot of is banana, and I don't mean that in a bad way. It's sweet and has some depth.

The initial taste reminds me of Coca-Cola. Then it splinters into herbs, non-overwhelming cane sugar, and toasted wood. There is a distilled spirit flavor that's somewhere between rye and dark rum. Anise is more present as it warms. There's a little non-acidic citrus in there, or at least that's the best I can convey it. I have to say, I was getting worried that so many BA stouts are becoming so similar to me, but this one really shows something new.

Medium weight for the type. Alcohol is present, but not bad for a fourteener. The rye/rum really drives the aftertaste, along with toasted wood. Carbonation manages to be both foamy and prickly.

Today at 04:27 AM
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Veritas Kriekjzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Veritas Kriek

Wild Ale | 7% ABV

The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California

4/5  rDev -6.1% | Average: 4.26
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy red color with thin lacing.

S - Tart cherry funk aroma with some slight acidity on the nose.

T - Puckering, "funky" tart cherry from start to finish.

M - Big medium body with some thinness around the edges.

O - Puckering but solid.

Today at 04:22 AM
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Muspelheimleaddog from Canada (AB)

Muspelheim

IPA - American | 5.9% ABV

Zero Issue Brewing
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

4.19/5  rDev +1.2% | Average: 4.14
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chapter 46.

Appearance - Pours a reddish copper with three fingers of frothy white head that leaves some puffy lace on the glass.

Smell - piney, leafy, herbal, and earthy hops, pine resin, grapefruit peel, caramel, bready malts, and earthy yeast.

Taste - piney, leafy, herbal, and earthy hops upfront. The pine resin, grapefruit peel, and caramel come through next. The bready malts and earthy yeast round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the hops lingering.

Overall - A impressive, bold, and quite sessionable brew from Zero Issue. This one hits all the marks of the style.

Today at 04:20 AM
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The Dripvautman110 from Washington

The Drip

IPA - New England | 6% ABV

BreakThru Brewing Company
Kent, Washington

4.32/5  rDev +9.9% | Average: 3.93
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wow. This was not on my radar. Fantastic hazy. From a guy who is burnt on hazies. None of that nasty aftertaste soooo many new england style hazies have. Just phenomenal. Where is this place. Can says brewed in kent. I live in kent and have no idea.

Today at 04:19 AM
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Neon Rainbowsfrankdatank1337 from California

Neon Rainbows

IPA - New England | 6.6% ABV

Brewery Ommegang
Cooperstown, New York

3.26/5  rDev -17.5% | Average: 3.95
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This IPA smells great and has a fun can but it falls flat. My issue with it is that all the flavors are muddled and flat. The flavors are decent but nothing pops. The mouth feel is that of a Mickey's big mouth, high carbonation with a malt dry finish. I rate this one a MEH.

Today at 04:18 AM
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Bam!Gajo74 from New York

Bam!

Pilsner - German | 4.9% ABV

Calvert Brewing Company
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

4.13/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.13
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow color. A moderate foam head retains all throughout.

The malt aroma is bready and biscuity with strong notes of noble hops. Notes of grassy and floral spices, lemon, hints of fruit, cracker and honey.

The taste opens moderately sweet with bready and doughy notes of biscuit, cracker, and honey. Balanced by a clean but assertive bitterness that then mellows out and integrates well with the malts. It then brings forth earthy, grassy and floral flavors.

Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. The finish is dry and the carbonation is moderate to lively.

Nice. Easy drinking, refreshing and well hopped. A good example of Italian Pils. I would have again.

Today at 04:14 AM
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Blonde Breakfast Aledacrza1 from New Jersey

Blonde Breakfast Ale

Pale Ale - Belgian | 5% ABV

Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
Fairfield, New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -6.3% | Average: 3.63
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE: June 19, 2021... OCCASION: a second beer review on Father's Day eve--a good finish to the day... GLASSWARE: La Fin du Monde tulip.... the tasting is delayed by its incredible froth, poured out in a ratio too great to sip immediately... it sits as an opaque, brooding amber orange body that supports a frothy white head whose resilience is impressive.... bright, yeast, pepper, banana, garden herbs, bubble gum, and hay... overall, a decent allure.... it sips smoothly, a bit grainy, and without fanfare--an easy drink for a summer night.... refreshing, with some accentuation at the teeth...its finish doesn't linger... bubble gum, banana, slight pepper, some toasted bread malts, honey, and some bitterness that makes this a good approximation of the classic Belgians... this is enjoyable and refreshing in its embracing the Belgian profile in an accessible form... I was looking for a beer to enjoy on the hotter days/nights, and this works in that setting--and throughout the summer too...

Today at 04:09 AM
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4 Giantsdetgfrsh from Texas

4 Giants

IPA - Imperial | 9.2% ABV

Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +5.8% | Average: 4.11
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a tallboy can produced 5/10/21. Reddish amber color with a thin layer of white head. Big piney hop smell when opening the can. Medium body. Malty flavors quickly leading to pine resin and earthy hops. Bitter finish and aftertaste. A delicious hop bomb

Today at 04:03 AM
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In The SteepCO-Bloom from Colorado

In The Steep

IPA - New England | 6.7% ABV

Outer Range Brewing Co
Frisco, Colorado

4.54/5  rDev +4.8% | Average: 4.33
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not very complex as a 100% Citra IPA but what it has it does flawlessly. Tons of sweet citrus without tasting “overripe” or cloyingly sweet like some in the style. Great bitterness to balance out a thick mouthfeel. Fantastic IPA. Top 10 in CO!

Today at 04:02 AM
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Malty Assam PilsnerTMoney2591 from Illinois

Malty Assam Pilsner

Pilsner - German | 4.85% ABV

Dokkaebier
San Francisco, California

3.61/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.61
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Don't know anything about this malty assam tea, but I'm down to learn a thing or two in beer form. This stuff pours a mostly clear sunset bras topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild lemon zest, sweet flowers, light grass, cardamom, and what may or may not be sweet tea (admittedly, this may be psychosomatic). The taste certainly leans in the direction of some sort of black tea, with some rather mild hints of lemon peel and cardamom sprinkled into the background. It's an interesting flavor, almost like a dunkel pils, if that makes sense. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty good dunkel pils, a unique bit of beer I'm glad was birthed into existence. I'm not sure if I could consider it an everyday drinker or anything, but it's a delightful change of pace.

Today at 04:02 AM
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Hazy&Juicy&Hoppy&Fresh. - Azacca, Idaho 7 & LoralWoodBrew from Ohio

Hazy&Juicy&Hoppy&Fresh. - Azacca, Idaho 7 & Loral

IPA - New England | 8% ABV

Hi-Wire Brewing
Asheville, North Carolina

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

I am trying a can of this beer at my bestie's house in Charlotte, NC. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that left some nice lace. The scent had stone fruit and berry notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with melon and stone fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a very good beer.

Today at 03:52 AM
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Granola Brown AleRapscullion from Massachusetts

Granola Brown Ale

Brown Ale - American | 5.5% ABV

Black Hog Brewing Co.
Oxford, Connecticut

4.37/5  rDev +12.3% | Average: 3.89
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft, June 2021.
Nice clear, chestnut brown color with a good foamy head.
Sweet malt and hazlenuts on the nose.
Body is thicker than it appears, roasted malts and nutty flavours. Hops very light, as they should be.
Very nice brown you could drink a few of watching a game.

Today at 03:52 AM
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Whisker'd Witsulldaddy from Connecticut

Whisker'd Wit

Wheat Beer - Witbier | 5.2% ABV

Beer'd Brewing Co.
Stonington, Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev +4.2% | Average: 3.85
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling a cold 16 oz can poured into my weiss glass. Picked up at a local beer shop, canned on date is 5/24/2021.
Pouring the beer it is a bright straw gold to almost champagne color with some cloudiness and a minimal fizzy bleached white head foaming up less than .5cm. This foam fades to one circular island being fed by several active streams of carbonation rising from the depths.
Aroma is pretty mild with hints of lemon and some bready notes. I also get a little orange scent too. Not a very bold nose, but the parts are appropriate for the style.
First sip reveals a light body with fairly crisp texture and very fine and zingy carbonation. Beer drinks easy on the physical side of things.
Flavor is similar to the nose and is also kind of mild. Maybe my beer is too cold still, but my beer fridge is actually at the lowest setting, so maybe it is simply a mild beer.
Some lemon and more bready yeast flavor and again some orange. the finish does have a bit of a spicy note, sort of black pepper with a little bite. No hint of hops nor ABV anywhere.
Easy drinking beer for a hot summer day, with enough different notes to keep it interesting if you have more than one.

Today at 03:49 AM
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Oh Black Lagerjeffdr123 from Florida

Oh Black Lager

Lager - Schwarzbier | 5.8% ABV

Discretion Brewing
Soquel, California

4.1/5  rDev +9.3% | Average: 3.75
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can in San Francisco at Sarah's house. Not over the top, and that's what I like about it. Pours a pretty Coca Cola brown. Tastes full and smooth and malty. The black comes in the aftertaste and is a nice balance to the malt. I wish I could take some home.

Today at 03:47 AM
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Black Mirrorlaketang from Arizona

Black Mirror

Barleywine - American | 13% ABV

Deschutes Brewery
Bend, Oregon

4.31/5  rDev -0.5% | Average: 4.33
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured rootbeer brown. Not much head retention.
Anise is upfront, plum and molasses.
Rich caramel, raisons and gingersnap cookie. Bitter.
Medium feel, little carbonation.
A tad too much Anise, but a great barleywine.

Today at 03:43 AM
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Spicy Pickle Monsterrusspowell from Arkansas

Spicy Pickle Monster

Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour | 5.3% ABV

Prairie Artisan Ales
Tulsa, Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev -3.9% | Average: 3.85
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent gold with a thumb of fast falling cream colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Pickle Juice

T: Pickles, a little salt, even less heat& a little lemon up front. Some dryness as this warms, a little more spicyness & pickle juice, plus building heat & a little sweet orange. Finishes a little spicy, a little sour & with a little sweet orange

MF: Light/medium body, slight carbonation

Delivers the promised flavors. I drink pickle juice occasionally. it is/was the old school Gatorade

Today at 03:42 AM
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Pilsnerargock from Virginia

Pilsner

Pilsner - German | 5.6% ABV

West O Beer
West Okoboji, Iowa

4/5  rDev +10.5% | Average: 3.62
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

042121 stamped on label. Poured into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear honey-gold hue with 1-finger white foamy head with good retention but only dots of lacing.

S: Delicious pils malt aromas including grassy/hay, honey, and cereal grain with a herbal, woody hop character tinged with lemon

T: Flavor is very unique with malt overtaking hops slightly with a grassy, lightly sweet pils cereal grain character accented with lemon, honeysuckle, herbal, and lightly woody hops flavors. Light bitterness -- I wish it was a bit more bitter to give it a crisper edge -- but clean. No alcohol character.

M: Body is light with moderate carbonation and a style-appropriate dry finish.

O: West O impressed with their German pilsner. It is not made with classic German noble hop varieties, but they make it work well by avoiding an overly fruity character with a good lemon-accented malt-dominated flavor that is distinctive and very drinkable. I think a tad more bitterness would given it a crisper feel but all in all, I really liked this lager.

Today at 03:42 AM
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Ebel's Weiss BeerGRPunk from Michigan

Ebel's Weiss Beer

Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 4.9% ABV

Two Brothers Brewing Company
Warrenville, Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +14% | Average: 3.72
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the Two Brothers Roundhouse

Ebel Weiss 22oz weizen glass tap $8

A- Hazy golden-yellow-orange body with a fluffy white head of 1-1/2 fingers with great retention and stick.

S-Classic banana/clove and a little lemon

T- As the aroma suggests. Lots of banana and clove with hints of lemon and some more bubblegum.

A-Creamy, medium body.

O- Great classic take. Very well done. Super nice on a hot summer afternoon at the brewery after soccer.

4.5 4.25 4.25 4 4.25

Today at 03:40 AM
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Winter SaisonRapscullion from Massachusetts

Winter Saison

Farmhouse Ale - Saison | 9% ABV

Tributary Brewing Co.
Kittery, Maine

4.45/5  rDev +12.1% | Average: 3.97
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

March 2021, fresh bottle from the brewery poured into tulip glass.
Pours a light, hazy, straw yellow with a thin and impersistent head and light carbonation.
Nose is subtle with typical traces of dough, grass, hay and spice.
Palate follows with absolutely classic farmhouse saison profile. Light spice and no brett.
Super sessionable saison. Classic Belgian flavor profile. Loaded up on this one.

Today at 03:37 AM
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EnjoySawDog505 from New Hampshire

Enjoy

Stout - American Imperial | 9.6% ABV

Thompson Island Brewing Company
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

4.37/5  rDev +8.2% | Average: 4.04
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass canned on 5/07/21. Pours a very near pitch black with a 3 plus finger sticky brown head that leaves thick streaks of lace with excellent retention. 4.5

Aroma is basically an almond joy, with some vanilla and a whiff of coffee. Simple and excellent. 4.25

Taste follows cocoa, coconut, vanilla, toffee, and again a little hit of faint coffee. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, not sticky or dry, soft carbonation, and at 9.6% it really goes down easy. 4.25

Overall this is a really nice flavored imperial stout that is far from complex, but really tasty. Thanks jzeilinger for this can.

Today at 03:36 AM
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Westmalle Trappist DubbelDanfromVan from Canada (BC)

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

Dubbel | 7% ABV

Brouwerij Westmalle
Malle, Belgium

4.48/5  rDev +6.7% | Average: 4.2
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Celebrating the end of a months long project with a new brew. Attractive bottle with the Trappist Bier ring near the cap, Dark label and bottle to protect the beer (I presume).
Pours thinner than a quad but the same rich and sweet aroma of molasses and candy. Carbonation is brighter than I expected and a layer of lace. I usually pour in one great forcing of the beer into my glass (an Averbode chalice). Seems to get air into the beer and release the carbonation. Head sticks around as a light layer throughout the entire quaff.
Velvet going down, aftertaste of sweetness, light ABV and a dense mixture of candied marmalade, figs and and a light banana essence.
Flavour notes go up as the beer warms.
First time trying this and I am impressed, would go for another or two, Paid Canadian $5.79 for a 330 ml bottle.

Today at 03:34 AM
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PigslayerEldyr from Texas

Pigslayer

Pale Ale - American | 6% ABV

Eccentric Brewing Company
Midland, Texas

4.01/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.01
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Most would think this is an IPA but it still falls into the APA category overall. Great beer with a highly drinkable profile. No terribly unique flavors but crisp and clear and more flavorful than most APAs and a great flagship beer.

Today at 03:33 AM
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Tower Tuesday Series: Infusion A - Coffee PorterHoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Tower Tuesday Series: Infusion A - Coffee Porter

Porter - American | 6.2% ABV

Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Akron, Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -0.7% | Average: 4.27
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light carbonation with a just above average body. Has a bit of an oily slick feel which overall adds up to a great feel.
Aroma is peanut butter, chocolate, coffee beans, mocha candy.
Taste is peanut butter first bit theres chocolate, coffee beans and sweet mocha candy.
Overall its a really nice dessert beer that I would look for again.

Today at 03:33 AM
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Blank SlateTodd from California

Blank Slate

Wheat Beer - Witbier | 5.2% ABV

Radiant Beer Co.
Anaheim, California

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

16oz can. Sample from the brewery.

FBarber challenged me on the BeerAdvocate Discord to join the Wheat Beers online tasting thread. Checked my beer fridge. Discovered this one lurking in the back since January 2021. Nearly forgotten. Let's see how it's held up.

Pale, straw, golden that's hazy, but not murky, and topped with a snappy foam head that quickly drops to a super creamy lace that sticks a bit. Kind of odd as this usually results in no head, but not here. Herbal and spicy nose in those with notes of freshly grated citrus peel, chamomile tea, and a dusting of coriander. Mouthfeel is ridiculous. Silky, smooth, creamy, fully, and light. First sip yields a semi-tart orange rindiness that's balanced with a touch of honey sweetness and doughy malts, cut by soft notes of coriander. Interesting hit of what my brain thinks is star anise (or maybe fennel) that emerges the more the beer warms. Whatever it is, it's just enough to not overpower this delicate beer and compliments its tea-like quality. Finish is quite dry and biscuity with residual herbal notes that linger. Picking up some earthiness and pink peppercorn too.

Blank Slate is a very delicious take on the Witbier style. One of the best new Witbiers that I've had in recent years. I'll definitely be buying some when I get a chance.

Today at 03:32 AM
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Country Ridecyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Country Ride

Pale Ale - American | 5.8% ABV

RAR Brewing (Realerevival)
Cambridge, Maryland

3.69/5  rDev -5.9% | Average: 3.92
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a can pint glass. Pours yellow orange with a fully white head. Smells of cereal grain and slight citrus hops. Tastes of sweet grain with citrus hop notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Today at 03:30 AM