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Review: Manayunk The Hive 21/05/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: Pennsylvania
ABV: 7.1%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Light copper color, huge white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, honey , grass
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Orange, lemon zest, honey, wet grass, pine, caramel, biscuit
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Citrus hits first with honey and then some pine on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.63
 
 
Overall Impression:
Another nice IPA from Manayunk. The beer is not overly sweet and has a nice subtle hop bite even though it was brewed with honey. Recommended

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Review: Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities- Guava Juice IPA 20/05/2018



Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: Maryland
ABV: 6.8%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 8
Hazy orange color, small white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Tropical fruit, floral
 
 
Taste: 8
Guava juice, orange, lemon peel, wet grass, herbal, white pepper
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8
Guava juice up front with a herbal peppery finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.84
 
 
Overall Impression:
I love Flying Dog but this one was a miss for me. I've never had guava juice before so I guess I didn't know what to expect.

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Review: Off Color Sibling Rivalry 19/05/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Tripel
State/Country: Illinois
ABV: 8.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 8
Light gold color, small white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, spice, bubblegum
 
 
Taste: 9
Apple, pear, banana, lemongrass, candied sugar, coriander, clove, black pepper
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Crisp with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Fruity and spicy with a dry grainy finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50
 
 
Overall Impression:
I've had many American Tripel's and this one is pretty tasty. Very fruit forward with a nice layer of spiciness makes this a must try

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Review: Crooked Stave IPA 17/05/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: Colorado
ABV: 6%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Milky orange color, medium fluffy white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Citrus, grass, floral
 
 
Taste: 9.5
Orange peel, grapefruit, lime, pineapple, mango, pine, white pepper
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
The citrus stays throughout the entire sip with some pine and white pepper on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.59
 
 
Overall Impression:
It looks better than most NEIPA's and tastes like a citrusy west coast IPA. Just an awesome brew! I have loved everything from this brewery so far. Recommended
 

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Review: AleSmith - Pizza Port Logical Choice 17/05/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 10%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, medium thick white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Tropical fruits, honey, floral
 
 
Taste: 9.5
Pineapple, tangerine, mango, melon, grapefruit, pine caramel, slight booze
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Chewy with high carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Tropical fruits up front with a chewy pine finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.9
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.34
 
 
Overall Impression:
This is a nice collab brew between 2 west coast breweries. A huge wave of tropical fruits with a nice malt backbone and some chewy resiny goodness makes this a must try.

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Review: La Chouffe Belgian Golden Ale 15/05/2018

 
 

 Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
State/Country: Belgium
ABV: 8%
Serving Type: 11.2 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Citrus, spice, floral, bubblegum
 
 
Taste: 9.5
Apple, lemon peel, banana, dry grass, ginger, clove, coriander, white pepper, candied sugar, cereal
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium dry with high carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9.5
Fruity and spicy with a dry finish. ABV is well hidden
 
 
Overall Score: 9
 
Value: 10
Cost/11.2 oz serving: $2.75
 
 
Overall Impression:
WOW! This beer is tight as far a flavors goes. Everything just blends perfectly on the tongue. Gnome approved and highly recommended

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Review: The Hop Concept Dank And Sticky 12/05/2018

 
 

 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 8.5%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, big white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 9
Citrus, grass, pine, dank
 
 
Taste: 9
Grapefruit, orange , lemon, cannabis, grass, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 9
Sticky and chewy with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrus hits first then chewy dankness that lingers forever
 
 
Overall Score: 9
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.75
 
 
Overall Impression:
I've had my share of dank IPA's but this one is “Excellent!” (in my best Bill & Ted voice) Super dank and sticky way after the initial sip. A must buy!

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Review: Ship Bottom The Shack IPA 12/05/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: New Jersey
ABV: 6%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 8
Hazy gold color, small white head, stringy and spotty lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, floral, grass
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, grass, cracker
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrus kicks up front with some pine lingering on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.3
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.50
 
 
Overall Impression:
My first beer from this Jersey Shore brewery. Easy drinking with just enough hop bite to lure you back for more. Recommended

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Review: New Belgium The Hemperor HPA 11/05/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA/HPA
State/Country: Colorado
ABV: 7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium amber color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 9
Cannabis, earthy, wet grass, herbal
 
 
Taste: 8
Cannabis, herbal, tea, citrus, pine, wood
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8.5
The hemp hits first then some tea, citrus and a dry herbal finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.34
 
 
Overall Impression:
Talk about dank! I smelled it as soon as I popped the cap and I was about 12 inches away from the bottle! This beer does remind me of my buddy's old apartment (some good times) This beer isn't for everyone, but if you're into the culture then check this one out.

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