Brew Review #65

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Bird Street Brewing 198 IPA 

Bottled. No Date. ABV 7%

Appearance: Amber, Sligh Haze, Two fingers white fluffy head.

Aroma: Citrus, Orange Peel

Palate: Orange Peel, Slight Malt

Finish: Sweet, Slight Hops, Dry Mouth, Nutty

Experience: This is my first time having a beer from this brewery. Even for a beer with more a stronger malt backbone the hop combo of columbus, centeninal, mosaic, amarillo and el dorado mellowed it out and made the beer more enjoyable for my liking. Grade 4.6/5.

 

Brew Review #64

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Sierra Nevada Know Good IPA 

Bottled 8/9/17 (reviewed 9/4/17). ABV 6.2%

Appearance: Amber, Half finger soapy white head.

Aroma: Dank

Palate: Hops, Citrus

Finish: Sweet, Smooth, Crisp

Experience: Wow! What a really well balanced IPA with good ABV to drink all day. My mind is blown away by the aroma of this beer and the taste is leaves on my palate. It is such a refreshing, hoppy IPA. This is one of the best IPAs I have had (definitely top 10). Grade 5/5!

Brew Review #29

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Hangar 24 Iconic DIPA 

Draft (Mad Duck Craft Brewing Co.). ABV 9% IBUs 118

Color: Hazy, Amber

Smell: Carmel, Nutty

Taste: Sweet, Carmel, Hazelnut, Stout Characteristics

Aftermath: Smooth, Heavy Body, Alcohol

Experience: I was excited to try this beer and I love beer in tulip glasses. I knew it was “high” ABV but was excited to try it. The nose on this beer fooled me when I tasted it and that is always unpleasant when the nose is yummy but the beer is just okay. I have had other beers from this brewery that are good but this time it was just okay. Again, I don’t know if it was the tap. This makes me think maybe not to do reviews at restaurants. This was a very heavy beer. I did not know the IBUs until after I drank the beer but I did not get that much bitterness from it. I will have to try again from a bottle or can. Grade 3.4/5.

Brew Review #24

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Epic Brewing Co. Hopulent IPA (DIPA) 

Elevated Series. Release #165 SLC #3743. Bottled. No Date. ABV 8.7% IBUs 62

Color: Hazy, Amber, Half Finger Head

Smell: Citrus

Taste: Hop Forward, Malt (blend and light), Orange Peel

Aftermath: Sweet, Hoppy, Slight Dryness

Experience: Overall this was a good traditional IPA that I was introduced to back in the day. It was complex with great hops. I have had a few beers from Epic and they do some great things. This was another great experience from them. Grade 4.8/5.