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|DuClaw Dirty Little Freak
A brown ale (5.8% ABV), this brew leans to the gimmicky side-
it's a blend of roasted malt, coconut, caramel, and chocolate
essences. The nose opens with caramel, malts and of course
coconut. At first sip the coconut is apparent though ith a touch of
vanilla, Mid sip finds a growing toffee sweetness. Near the finish
coffee comes to the fore and remains. Interesting and
different beer but not for everyone; worth a try.
Overall rating:- Above Average.
|Troeg's Hop Knife Harvest Ale
This is a 6.2% ABV American IPA. Hops appear instantly at first sniff
with grass,and pine dominating. First sip is surprisingly balanced
with sweet caramel/biscuit notes balancing citrus and resin flavors
from the hops. As the finish approaches tropical fruits emerge as a
slight bitterness begins to assert itself. All in all very well made.
Sufficiently complex its low ABV will allow you to enjoy several bottles.
Overall Rating: very good
|Green Flash Citra Session IPA
Yet another session IPA (4.5% ABV) but like
most Green Flash products it's well made.
The nose brings orange and grapefruit notes
with some toasted malts. Hops are upfront
in the taste with lemon, and tropical fruit
flavors. A touch of caramel lingers in the
background. The hops are aggressive in
the finish but never are bitter, If you want a
session IPA this is one of the better ones
Overall Rating: Very Good