27 tagged articles craft beer

Review: Sly Fox Vulpulin IPA 01/07/2018

 

Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: Pennsylvania
ABV: 6%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, floral
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Orange, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, grass, herbal, caramel, pepper
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8
A little citrus with some grass, pine and pepper on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.3
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.84
 
 
Overall Impression:
I haven't had Sly Fox in a while (I've been to the Phoenixville location once) This beer was well balanced and not too hoppy. It would make a nice entry level IPA

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Review: Evil Twin Every Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself An IPA 10/06/2018


 
 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: New York
ABV: 9%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Milky orange color, small white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Citrus, vanilla, grass
 
 
Taste: 9
Orange juice, peach, lemon, vanilla, wet grass, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Silky with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Lots of citrus with a hint of vanilla and a grassy finish. ABV well hidden
 
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $3.00
 
 
Overall Impression:
Another tasty brew from Evil Twin. This may have been the smoothest drinking DIPA I've had in a long time. Well balanced and recommended

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Review: Shebeen Hadouken IPA 16/04/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: Connecticut
ABV: 6%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 6
Murky brown color, small white head, spotty lacing
 
 
Smell: 7
Over ripe fruit, wet grass
 
 
Taste: 6
Over ripe sour fruit, wet grass
 
 
Mouthfeel: 6
Watery with low carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 6
This beer was undrinkable. Drain pour
 
 
Overall Score: 6.2
 
Value: 6
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.50
 
 
Overall Impression:
I've had beers from this brewery in the past and were OK. This may be one of the worst IPA's I ever drank. There also was no can date (which I hate) so I don't know fresh it was. Avoid this beer!

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Review : Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale 23/05/2012


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: American Strong Ale
State/Country: California
ABV: 7.8%
Serving Type: 22 oz
 
Look: 9
 Ruby red color, tan head that dissipates fast, light lacing
 
 
Smell: 9
 Earthy, pine, chocolate
 
 
Taste: 9
 Chocolate, dark fruits, malt, caramel, slight alcohol

 
Mouthfeel: 8
 Creamy
 
 
Drinkability: 8.5
 I had no problem drinking the bomber by myself. This was nice to have a on a chilly night
 
 
Overall Score: 8.7
 
Value: 8
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.67
 
Overall Impression:
 WTF? I finished the bottle already? This is another good one from Lagunitas. I think I've recovered enough to go get another bottle!
 
 

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Review : Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 21/05/2012



 
 
 

Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 7.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 8
 Light amber color, head dissipates quickly, light lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
 Citrus, pine, floral, cereal
 
 
Taste: 9
 Lemon, apricot, pineapple, sweet candy, toasty bread, pepper
 
Mouthfeel: 8
 Medium with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
 I could go a few rounds with this one
 
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.77
 
Overall Impression:
 This is a solid IPA! Well balanced with a very long finish. There are only a few IPA's I would drink over this one. Well done!
 
 

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Review : Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk 16/05/2012


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Belgian IPA
State/Country: Massachusetts
ABV: 5.7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 8
 Light amber color, off white fluffy head, sticky lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
 Fruity, floral, sweet, spicy
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Hoppy, honey, grass, bread, clove, citrus, pepper, cracker
 
Mouthfeel: 8
 Medium, tingly
 
 
Drinkability: 9
 At under 6% ABV it is sessionable, but there is a lot going on, so it depends how long your taste buds can deal with it.
 
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.42
 
Overall Impression:
 This is a good beer for this style. Lots of hoppiness going on as well as the Belgian Funk, which makes this style of beer unique. If your taste buds are up for something different, I would give it a try.
 

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Review : Anchor Bock Beer 11/05/2012


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Bock
State/Country: California
ABV: 5.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle
 
Look: 9
 Mahogany color, big tan head, nice lacing
 
 
Smell: 9
Malt, chocolate, caramel
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Big malt, coco, nutty, dark bread, raisins, pine

 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
 Smooth, slightly chewy
 
 
Drinkability: 9
This is a very easy to drink session beer
 
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.78
 
Overall Impression:
Another solid brew from Anchor! If you like the style, you'll love this beer!
 

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Review : Ithaca Flower Power IPA 08/05/2012


 
 

Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: New York
ABV: 7.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
 Medium orange color, fluffy head, medium lacing
 
 
Smell: 9
 Orange, grass, melon, bread, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
 Hoppy, lemon zest, orange Pine, cracker. Baby aspirin (remember those chewable aspirin?)
 
Mouthfeel: 9
 Sticky and effervescent  
 
 
Drinkability: 9
 This is one groovy beer and I want to get my groove on with it! The ABV is just right! Session for me baby! OH BeeHAVE!
 
 
Overall Score: 9
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.96
 
Overall Impression:
I love this beer and I usually stock it in my beer harem at all times! This beer takes me back to my childhood where there wasn't a care in the world!

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Review : Flying Fish Exit 4 03/05/2012




 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Tripel
State/Country: New Jersey
 ABV: 9.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle
 
Look: 9
Medium golden color, small white head, spotty lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Banana, apple, cloves, bubble gum
 
 
Taste: 8
 Grape, apple, banana, clove, coriander, pineapple
 
Mouthfeel: 8
 Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
Drinkability: 8
This beer kicks it with the 9.5 ABV. I could do another 1 or 2, but newbies should proceed with caution because the booze is well hidden!
 
Overall Score: 8.3
 
Value: 8.5
Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.14
 
Overall Impression:
This is a hoppy beer for the style. Not as good as some other American attempts at the style, but good, and would pair nicely with many foods.This baby is bottle conditioned (get it?), so it can get better with age!
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