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Review: Cambridge Working Class Hero 19/08/2018


 Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
State/Country: Massachusetts
ABV: 4.54%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Lemon color, big white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, funk, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Lemon, apple, coriander, clove, grass
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Crisp with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Fruitiness with some spiciness makes this a solid summer quaffer
 
Overall Score: 8.7
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
Another great brewery from Massachusetts and another great brew from Cambridge, This is a good interpretation of the style and highly recommended

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Review: Southern Tier Help! On The Way! 19/08/2018

Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: New York
ABV: 8.5%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 8
Medium gold color, small white head, spotty lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Tropical fruit, floral
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Mango, pineapple, lemon, vanilla, cracker, pine, grass, pepper
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Tropical fruits and grass with a slight sour finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.2
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $3.25
 
 
Overall Impression:
Number 4 in the series and not my favorite so far. It did have some nice tropical fruits going on but it had a slight sourness on the back end

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Review: Rusty Rail Train Wreck Imperial APA 17/08/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial Pale Ale
State/Country: Pennsylvania
ABV: 7.7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, medium white head, spotty lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, floral, grassy
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Tangerine, grapefruit, wet grass, pine, caramel, toast, dank, pepper
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Wet grass and pine with some dankness, a toasty caramel herbal backbone with some pepper on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.17
 
 
Overall Impression:
This beer skirts the line between IPA and Pale Ale and does a good job of staying on track. This is one bold and tasty train wreck I would ride again.

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Review: Anderson Valley Bahl Hornin' Ee Tah! IPA 17/08/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 7.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy gold color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Herbal, floral, grass
 
 
Taste: 9
Pine, grass, tangerine, lemon zest, caramel, biscuit, earthy
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium chewy with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Lots of pine and grass with some citrus and a good amount of malty backbone
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
This is a nice IPA if you like them a little malt forward. This beer is more earthy, like an English style, and it almost drinks like a slightly hopped up Pale Ale.

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Review: Crooked Stave Do You Even Zest 15/08/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Colorado
ABV: 7.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Milky orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Citrus, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, grass, pine, pepper, honey
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Orange juice and honey with some pine and pepper on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.7
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: 2.00
 
 
Overall Impression:
I've yet to have a bad beer from this brewery and this one's a hit too. If you love orange juice you will love this beer.

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Review: Lord Hobo Angelica 15/08/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Wheat Ale
State/Country: Massachusetts
ABV: 5.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Milky lemon color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Citrus, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Grapefruit, lemon zest, orange, pineapple, cracker, herbal
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
Drinkability: 9
An explosion of citrus throughout with a slight herbal finish
 
Overall Score: 8.7
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: 1.84
 
 
Overall Impression:
WOW! What an awesome beer! A brew that screams citrus. If you like hazy IPA's or wheat beers this is a must buy.

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Review: Breckenridge Hop Peak IPA 12/08/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: Colorado
ABV: 6.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium golden color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, grass, pine
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pine, grass, dank, herbal, cracker
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium sticky with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrus and pine up front with some dankness on the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
I haven't had a new IPA from Breckenridge for a while so it was nice to see this on the self. It's not a west coast citrus bomb but it's citrusy enough with a little piney dankness thrown in. My only gripe is no bottle date! Recommended

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Review: Von Trapp Kolsch Style 12/08/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Kolsch
State/Country: Vermont
ABV: 5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 8
Light lemon color, small white head, spotty lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, floral, hay
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Lemon, grass, cracker, pepper, herbal
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Some lemon up front with cracker and a dry herbal finish
 
Overall Score: 8.3
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
This is a nice summer brew from a solid brewery. Very sessionable and recommended

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Review: Stone Idolatrous IPA 12/08/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy medium gold color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, floral, pine
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Peach, mango, blueberry, lemon zest, cracker, pine, grass, cracker
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Semi dry fruits up front with some grass and pine at the end
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.17
 
 
Overall Impression:
I've had a few of the “Hop Worship” brews and this one is tasty. Not a juice bomb but more of a dried fruit feel. Recommended

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