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Review: Rusty Rail Plums Up 14/07/2018

 

 Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
State/Country: Pennsylvania
ABV: 9.2%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 7
Murky brown color, small white head that dissipates quickly, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 7.5
Over ripe fruit, earthy
 
 
Taste: 8
Plums, prunes, apple, cocoa, brown sugar, clove, earthy
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8
Over ripe fruits with some earthiness and some cocoa and booze on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 7.7
 
Value: 8
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.09
 
 
Overall Impression:
The last beer I had from this brewery (Fog Monster) was pretty good. I can't say the same for this beer. It was kind of a murky mess. The bottle date was over a year old so that may have something to do with that. Not recommended

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Review: Clown Shoes Space Cake Double IPA 13/07/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Massachusetts
ABV: 9%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Tropical fruit, vanilla, herbal
 
 
Taste: 9
Pineapple, mango, orange, herbal, honey, grass, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
A candied tropical fruit flavor with a nice malt backbone and a touch of dry pine on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $3.25
 
 
Overall Impression:
This is a big juicy DIPA with lots of tropical fruits going on. The ABV is there but not overpowering. Recommended

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Review: Fat Head's Sunshine Daydream Session IPA 11/07/2018




Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: Ohio
ABV: 4.9
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Light amber color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, Caramel, grass
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Stone fruit, caramel, toast, pine, grass, herbal
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Caramel and toast with a grassy piney finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.00
 
 
Overall Impression:
My second offering from Fat Head's and it was a solid session IPA. I drank more like a hoppy Pale Ale or an English Style IPA. The beer did have a lot of weight to it considering it was under five pounds. Recommended
 

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Review: 7 Mile Brewery Walter White IPA 10/07/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: New Jersey
ABV: 8%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, huge fluffy white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Tropical fruits, honey
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, honey, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Pineapple dominates with some honey and a touch of pine on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $3.25
 
 
Overall Impression:
This is my first brew from this Jersey brewery and it was pretty tasty. Lots of tropical fruits with a touch of pine makes me think of one of the best TV series ever! “Say my name!”

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Review: Founders Barrel Runner 08/07/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Michigan
ABV: 11.1%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, medium thick white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Rum, fruity, wood
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, rum, caramel, wet grass, wood, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8
Tropical fruit up front and rum throughout with a caramel backbone and a slight piney finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.3
 
Value: 8
Cost/12 oz serving: $3.75
 
 
Overall Impression:
I love DIPA's and rum so I had to try this and it was OK. Some tropical fruit notes and then the rum came in but it wasn't too hot. Not my favorite from Founders but worth a try if you want to spend the coin.

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Review: Port Brewing High Tide IPA 08/07/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 6.2%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, big fluffy white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Stone fruit, citrus
 
 
Taste: 9
Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Tropical fruit and citrus up front with a dry piney finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.50
 
 
Overall Impression:
I don't think I've had a bad beer from this brewery. This one is so balanced that I could probably finish the 4 pack in one session. Recommended

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Review: Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No 10 02/07/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 5.9%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, vanilla, berry
 
 
Taste: 9
Pineapple, mango, peach, grapefruit, vanilla, cracker, pepper, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Tropical fruits with a hint of vanilla with some pine and pepper on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.59
 
 
Overall Impression:
Number 10 in the series is a winner. Tropical fruits with some vanilla notes. Not exactly a creamsicle but tasty as shit. Recommended

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Review: Blue Point Prop Stopper Seaweed IPA 01/07/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: New York
ABV: 7.7%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Light amber color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, grass
 
 
Taste: 8
Orange, caramel, salt, pepper, pine, toast
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Some citrus and grass with a caramel backbone and a touch of salt and pepper on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.3
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.50
 
 
Overall Impression:
Blue Point has been putting out some solid stuff lately and this one's not too shabby. It leans more to an English style but with a little more citrus. I didn't get too much of the seaweed but there was a touch of salt. Recommended

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Review: Half Acre Vallejo IPA 01/07/2018

Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: Illinois
ABV: 6.7%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 8
Hazy gold color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Tropical fruit, herbal, grass
 
 
Taste: 9
White grape, pineapple,passion fruit, grafruit, lemon, honey, pine, pepper, herbal
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Tropical fruits up front with a nice malt backbone with a peppery herbal finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.50
 
 
Overall Impression:
Half Acre does it again with a nice easy drinking IPA. Very balanced and it's a nice price point too. Recommended

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