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Old 01-22-2013, 05:44 PM   #91
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I'll get it in the fridge and drink it tonight

What happened man did you give up beer drinking or something?
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:49 AM   #92
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Beer #56 - Single Hop Ale - Bittering Root


This review comes with a special thanks to LoloMT7. Thanks for hookin it up with this in the trade!

Golden straw color and a pillowy four finger slightly off white head on a rough pour. Clarity is pretty hazy. Very carbonated with a slow receding head that leaves a nice sticky lacing. Aroma is of tangerines, with slight grassy hoppy notes but not earthy, and a little bit spicy and floral. Tastes a lot like it smells with citrus, tangerines and grapefruit mostly, dominating the palate. Little bit of that grassy hoppy flavor on the mid palate but that's swept away with more citrus in the finish. Not very bitter but full of real nice smooth hoppy flavor. No heat and not much noticeable malt presence. Light and crisp body but not dry. Nothing fancy or complex but the flavors are great and really enjoyable. If this is a single hop beer my guess would be Amarillo from the big tangerine-like flavor and smooth almost unnoticeable bitterness. Overall this is honestly a great session beer. I could drink this all day. Thanks again Clint, I'm really enjoying this one!!

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Primary : French Oak Muddy Waters Bourbon Chocolate Stout
Primary : Edicion Regionales Inglaterra
Primary : Oh My Darling Clementine Wheat
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:27 PM   #93
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I'm glad you liked it. Your spot on it's all Amarillo hops this year. They usually make it with Columbus only and I like that one just as much. That's my go-to beer when I just can't seem to pick anything else out I grab 2 of those bombers and I know they are going to be great.

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:47 PM   #94
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I'm glad you liked it. Your spot on it's all Amarillo hops this year. They usually make it with Columbus only and I like that one just as much. That's my go-to beer when I just can't seem to pick anything else out I grab 2 of those bombers and I know they are going to be great.
It was great. Simple, tasty, and very sessionable. It really shows things don't have to be complicated to be good. There can be perfection in simplicity.
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Primary : Oh My Darling Clementine Wheat
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:41 AM   #95
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Beer #57 - Santa's Private Reserve Ale - Rogue


I've been meaning to review this beer for a month now and somehow it just didnt happen. So without further adieu here it is...

Orange and copper like in color a rough pour turns into a 4 finger frothy off white espresso colored head. Great head retention, it really takes a while to fall back and leaves some awesome stained glass lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of a mild piney character, some other woody notes, and backed by a bit of crystal malt sweetness. Taste is piney upfront, followed by a hoppy bitterness and Spanish cedar like flavors in the mid palate, and more earthy piney hop bitterness interwoven with nuances of biscuit in the finish. No heat or alcoholic notes. Body is in between light and medium and has fairly dry/crisp mouthfeel. Overall its a pretty well balanced beer. I'm not overwhelmingly impressed but its definitely very drinkable.

My Grade - B+/ A-



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Old 01-28-2013, 03:02 AM   #96
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Beer #58- Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing


Very dark brown almost black on the pour. Caramel colored 3 finger head with nice retention that leaves a nice sticky lacing as it falls. Aroma is of smooth chocolate accompanied by a light nuttiness and barely noticeable hop note. Flavor is a lot like the aroma. Smooth chocolate, a little dark fruit, and mild hop bitterness up front that deepens into more of a bitter dark chocolate in the mid palate and holds on through the finish where some roast coffee flavors come in. Also a slight heat in the finish, characteristic of Imperial Stouts. Medium bodied. Overall not bad but I wish it had more mouthfeel and more assertive and complex flavors.

My Grade - B+


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Primary : Oh My Darling Clementine Wheat
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:59 AM   #97
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Beer #59- Cold Smoke Scotch Ale - KettleHouse

LoloMT7 thanks for hookin this one up in the trade!!

Rough pour turns into a thick head that fills half the glass with nice cascade like effect. Very good head retention and nice lacing. Body and head about the same color as Coca Cola maybe a little lighter with more of an amber color than brown. Sweet and malty on the nose smelling of caramel, some toasty, and a faint yeast character in the background. Tastes like it smells on the front palate with a little bit of molasses in the finish. Very smooth and no hot flavors. Medium body with a nice silky mouthfeel. Not my favorite style but still very drinkable.

My Grade - B+

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Primary : French Oak Muddy Waters Bourbon Chocolate Stout
Primary : Edicion Regionales Inglaterra
Primary : Oh My Darling Clementine Wheat
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:05 AM   #98
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Beer #60 - Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas

Copper in color a rough pour quickly opens up to a frothy off white colored head. Good head retention and nice lacing. Aroma is complex with a lot going on. Wonderful orange-tangerine hop aroma, sweet notes of caramel malts, with a hint of sugar in the background. Taste is citrusy and floral up front balanced out by a nice residual sweetness from the caramel malt and orange/grapefruit on the finish. Well carbed and medium bodied. No heat reminding you it's basically a 10abv beer makes this stuff really dangerous. Overall a great beer.

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Primary : Oh My Darling Clementine Wheat
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:18 PM   #99
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Beer #60 - Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas

Copper in color a rough pour quickly opens up to a frothy off white colored head. Good head retention and nice lacing. Aroma is complex with a lot going on. Wonderful orange-tangerine hop aroma, sweet notes of caramel malts, with a hint of sugar in the background. Taste is citrusy and floral up front balanced out by a nice residual sweetness from the caramel malt and orange/grapefruit on the finish. Well carbed and medium bodied. No heat reminding you it's basically a 10abv beer makes this stuff really dangerous. Overall a great beer.

My Grade - A+


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Agreed the brown sugga is an excellent lagunitas beer! Sucks on the other hand.... Well it SUCKS!
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Agreed the brown sugga is an excellent lagunitas beer! Sucks on the other hand.... Well it SUCKS!
We'll have to try n set that one up in the next trade.
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Primary : Edicion Regionales Inglaterra
Primary : Oh My Darling Clementine Wheat
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