Hailstorm Brewing Co.

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Sour - Gose
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3.95 | pDev: 5.32%
Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear and transparent, very light, blue-hued pink color, with decent effervescence and a finger of blue-tinted, fizzy white head that's very quick to dissipate into a thin crown.

I actually got a big blast of watermelon aroma when I cracked the can -- which is weird, because I don't think of watermelons as being particularly pungent.

When I stick my snout into it, it's definitely very tart, with a hint of blueberry underneath, and what I'll call an expectation of saltiness.

Wow. There's some muddled light melon and blueberry up front, a wonderful tangy tartness mid-palate, a little kiss of salt and the some mild blueberry tartness in the aftertaste. Really nice mix of flavors. It actually sort of bounces back and forth between the watermelon and the blueberry each time I sip it. The saltiness also grows over time, with a definite soft, sea salt quality to it.

It has a surprisingly slick mouthfeel, with the tartness and salt making it just a little puckering, too.

This is just a great gose, with the fruit complementing the classic flavors perfectly and not at all overdone. Canned on 10/21/16.

May 01, 2017
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish orange, with a thin layer of foam.
Smells like vague fruity mixed berry kool-aid, blueberry sure.
Moderately tart, verging on sour. Some berry flavors, mixed berry bubblegum, kool-aid, vaguely savory but not salty.
Light bodied with ample carbonation at first that ebbs away slightly over time. Overall it's fairly quenching but doesn't really grab much attention. Kettle-sours can only go so far, the added fruit here sounded good but just reminds me of fruit punch.

The name of this beer reminds me of an old Kids in the Hall skit with Scott Thompson...

Nov 22, 2016
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imperialking from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 09, 2018
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Duff27 from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 20, 2016
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 08, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours deep pink color with nice white head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing.

Aroma - Light tart fruit aroma, blueberry and strawberry the watermelon seems to be light and on the end.

Taste - Nice tart blueberry and juicy melon. It has a puckering flavor but not over the top. The watermelon again is at the end along with something else maybe honeydew. There is saltiness for sure on the finish which works great with the tart fruit.

Feel - light bodied well carbonated pretty dry finish and tart.

Overall - A well done gose great fruit flavors and well balanced.

May 29, 2017
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robotic_being from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 16, 2018
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Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 7 ratings