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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Ballast Point Even Keel

Yes, it's another session IPA at a low 3.8% ABV.  The nose brings
aromas of ripe citrus fruit, pine, and light caramel malt.  Taste
features juicy hops, pine, grapefruit, orange peel, resin, and
lemon zest. There's a solid malt background throughout.  This is
a tasty and well made beer but mouthfeel thin and watery.   Be it
good or bad, you'll have no trouble identifying it as a session.

Overall Rating: Good-
Victory Anniversary 19 IPA

Victory jumps on the session IPA bandwagon with this 4.5% ABV
offering.  The beer opens with a nice nose of mosaic hops,light pine,
and light straw.  Taste features tropical fruits within a solid
framework  of pine, grass, and herbs.  The malt stays in the
background adding a touch of bread notes and a hint of sweetness
in the finish.  Nicely carbonated and refreshing.  Well done.

Overall Rating: Very Good
Having sampled nearly 4,500 different beers in my
capacity as a fully certified taster I can promise
honest, thoughtful, and careful evaluations.  However,
remember that these reviews are totally subjective.  
Consider this column an informative resource only.  
The bottom line is to trust your own judgment and
keep drinking!  

Beers Reviewed
Clown Shoes
Blaecorn Unidragon

This Russian Imperial Stout weighs in at
12.5% ABV.  You are greeted by smells of
dark roasted malts, light coffee, roasted
herbs and smoky peat.  The alcohol is
somewhat hidden by flavors of malt, dark
molasses, brown sugar, and peat. Coffee
notes appear in the finish but are
dominated by a disconcerting smokiness.
There are better Imperial Russians in the
marketplace that far better tasting.

Overall Rating: Average-
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