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|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
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-