Geriatric Hipster Club
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
American Strong Ale
3.74 | pDev: 14.44%
Jan 25, 2023
Dec 16, 2014
old fashioned inspired beer
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Rated by hopley from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pretty spot on for the cocktail, but just couldn't rate it any higher for the beer.
Jan 25, 2023
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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
Geriatric Hipster Club from The Bruery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 74 ratings