Beer Review #79

BARE Bottle Brewing Co. Amarillo Dust New England IPA

Canned. ABV 6.8%

Appearance: Hazy, Orange Juice, Half a finger of soapy head

Aroma: Oranges, Stone Fruits, Guava, Slight Dank

Palate: Orange Zest

Finish: Juice, Slight Dryness (from Hops)

Experience: I really enjoy BARE Bottle but it’s harder to find in town so when I get a chance to find it I get excited. Last BARE Bottle I got was a disappointed only because something must have happened to the beer I got because it was flat. This time around it was not a disappointed and so happy I was able to pick up a few different beers from them. I really enjoy each can has how the beer was made, very unique. Score: 4.75/5.

Beer Review #78

Full Circle Brewing Co. JUICY New England IPA

Canned. ABV 6.6%

Appearance: Hazy, Mango Juice with half a finger of soapy head

Aroma: Zest, Mango, Tangerines, Oranges

Palate: Heavy orange peel, Tropical juices

Finish: Chalky, Zest and Alcohol burn

Experience: This beer was a revisit for me. I have had it in the past and it was a descent beer but I remembered something about it that didn’t overly impress me. Once I had it it was the finish. It left a lingering chalky (like Flintstone vitamins) and a alcohol burn even though it’s a low ABV beer for a New England IPA. It’s full of flavor but the finish is where it takes the excitement away for me. Score: 4/5.

Beer Review #75

Mother Earth Brewing Company Project X: Flawless Imperfection

Canned. No Date Recorded. ABV 7.5%

Appearance: Hazy, Tangerine Juice, Finger-and-half of a tight soapy head

Aroma: Tropical Fruits, Mango, Tangerine, Oranges, Starburst

Palate: Juice, Fruit Smoothie, Peach Fuzz

Finish: Slight Hops, Candy

Experience: At first, I was a little nervous about trying this one because I haven’t had a lot of good beers from Mother Earth but this on shocked me on how tropical and hoppy this beer was. It was a great balance. Score: 4.25/5.

Brew Review #56

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House of Pendragon Brewing Co. All Haze Sir Lancelot NE Style IPA 

Bottled. No Date. ABV 7%

Color (Appearance): Hazy, Pineapple, Orange Juice. Half a finger of white soapy head.

Smell (Aroma): Danky, Earthy, Slight Tropical Fruits

Taste (Palate): Citrus, Pineapple, Light Body

Aftermath (Finish): Dry Mouth, Bitter

Experience: Yes, yes, yes! This was such a great beer. This was my third hazy NE style beer from HOP and this was their best so far. I was happy to see that they brought down the ABV because that allowed for more flavors to come through compared to the last two I have reviewed. This beer was not overly juicy, more hop profile, smooth and a definite crusher. Out of our small selection of local breweries that we have in Fresno, HOP is becoming one of my favorites in town (sorry Tioga-Sequoia). I enjoy that they have a new brew every Thursday and they truly showcase a handful of different style of beers. Grade 5/5.

Brew Review #36

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Pine & Palm Brewing Hayz-Warz New England Style IPA 

Crowler. ABV 7.2%

Color: Hazy, Guava and Pineapple Juice, Unfiltered, Half Finger Head

Smell: Mango, Tropical, Earthy

Taste: Asparagus, Citrus, Hop Forward

Aftermath: Dry, Apricot, Hops

Experience: Got to got to the brewery for the second time and tried a few of their beers. On the flight, I had three IPAs and a Berliner. Before trying this beer at the brewery I had an Apricot Berliner that was very good but over powered my palate and I could not get a good taste on this beer (the reason I went to the brewery in the first place). Had to get a crowler for myself and my brother-in-law. So trying it again, this beer is unique but good. It looks like a juice bomb and has the smell of tropical flavors but the taste is very west coast style IPA which I enjoyed. I kept getting asparagus on the taste but not sure what caused that taste. I enjoyed the beer overall. Grade 4.8/5.