Geriatric Hipster Club
The Bruery

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From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
ABV:
12.2%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 14.71%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
61
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 20, 2020
Added:
Dec 16, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  8
SCORE
85
Very Good
Geriatric Hipster ClubGeriatric Hipster Club
Notes: old fashioned inspired beer
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've had a few of these. March 2015 was the first with Harless. November 1, 2015 was the second. Still holding the third one.

Pours brown but more like a brown ale moreso than a porter or stout. Beige head 1/4" that doesn't last. The aroma was bourbon and brown malt. A little bit of a dark fruit and orange note.

The orange and bourbon come on strong first, then there are hints of cinnamon, vanilla, raisin and brown malt. I don't know enough about 'bitters' to know whether they are contributing to the bitter heat, or whether its just the beer sans the bitters. But it has a bitterness that you don't come across when drinking an old fashioned. Chris really dug it, he pounded prolly 2/3 of the beer and I sipped on the other 1/3. Looks to be quite the polarizing beer, and here I am feeling in the middle of it. I like the name. Its a little bit sweet, but not overpowering. Can't decide whether to get the old balls crew together and crush the last one, or whether its more fitting for the Wisconsin crew.
May 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Apr 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Sep 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by 2GOOFY from California

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.48 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by cvm4 from Mississippi

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2014 vintage

L - Pours a brown mahogany colored body with a fizzy one finger light khaki head. The head dissipates quickly with no lacing left behind.

S - I'm definitely picking up a mix of the orange peel, bourbon and bitters. Some raisins and cinnamon on the very back end, faint.

T - Tasty! Orange peel and bitters to start off. That is followed by the oak, bourbon and vanilla as well as raisins and spicy cinnamon.

F - Low carbonation and medium bodied. The abv is well hidden.

O - Fantastic "cocktail inspired" beer! Probably one of the better ones I've had. The orange peel, bitters and cinnamon go very well with the base beer and bourbon barrels.
Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle share, thanks to Darrel. Complex, spicy, savory. Dark brown with minimal beige head. Sweet nose, cola? Overall very enjoyable, sweetish, gentle warmth.
Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by deniserat from California

Jun 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by JoshBrews from Missouri

Jun 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by drummermattie02 from Texas

May 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by shoegueuze from California

Mar 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.08 by hotsudge from Canada (ON)

Feb 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by siscokid79 from Maryland

Feb 18, 2016
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Rated by mdfb79 from New York

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Overall an odd mix.
Feb 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.3 by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by braican from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Cath from New York

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by chippo33 from Vermont

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 1.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by ubenumber2 from Arkansas

Nov 05, 2015
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Split with rudzud

Light fizzy head fades almost instantly, decent legs no head, clear auburn chestnut color.

Nose is mixed, def the orange peel and bitters effect, some bourbon barrel juice, cinnamon like spices, raisin, but a weird malty soy sauce thing, toasty brown brown malts, plenty of booze and mild phenols, toasted marshmallow thing.

Taste is ok, fluffy, lots of toasted brown malts, caramel brown sugar sweetness, big warning booze, phenols, toasted marshmallow and creamy thing, more weird soy thing and bitter orange peel notes, bourbon but a bad bourbon that was soaked in trash, creamy caramel creams. Finish adds caramel creams, bourbon and vanilla, but added with weird bitters and orange peel notes.

Mouth is med to fluffy chewier bod, decent carb at least.

Overall eh
Oct 19, 2015
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear brown hue with a thin white head that fades to leave thin halo.

S - Aromas of strong booze, orange peel, light bitters. Faint cinnamon.

T - Taste is loads of booze, cinnamon, orange peel, powerful bitters. Almost tannic wood, no really bourbon. Red hot cinnamon, there are really interesting spice notes, however the finish is super hot.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, heavy, sticky, syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was a huge disappointment. I remember voting for a cocktail beer as a hoarder...I voted for a Pimms Cup, wish they made that instead.

Serving type: bottle
Oct 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.76 by thebeerbeast from Oregon

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by egrace84 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Jul 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by imperialking from Illinois

Jun 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by PG2G from California

Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by Kylo76 from Colorado

Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by GRG1313 from California

May 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.32 by oldsailor from Connecticut

May 12, 2015
Geriatric Hipster Club from The Bruery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 73 ratings