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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Negro Modelo

This is a decent Vienna lager (5.4% ABV) from Mexico.  It begins
with smells of biscuit and toasted nut bread.  First sip brings
caramel, bread, some molasses, and malt.  Hops are faint
but present.  Finish is dominated by caramel, toffee and
sweet earthy notes all of which fit the style.  

Overall Rating: Above Average
Two Roads Road 2 Ruin

This is a well made, hop forward double IPA (8% ABV) that is
flavorful and refreshing.  It opens with an aroma of citrus, tangerine,
pineapple and a hint of malt.  Flavor bring tropical fruits, leafy tea
notes, bread, and light orange.  Smooth with a subdued hop bite
and a touch of bitterness to balance a lightly sweet finish.  Not
complex but quite quaffable for a DIPA.

Overall Rating: Very Good
Having sampled nearly 4,800 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
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

This is an American IPA that comes in at
6.2% ABV.  It's nose features floral and
citrus notes with hints of honey.  honey.
Taste brings grapefruit, orange, pine,
crackers, and some malt. Carbonation is
appropriate; the  body medium light.  Too
balanced for it's name as hops, while clearly
present do not dominate as expected.
Well made IPA that will struggle to find it's
home in a crowded marketplace.

Overall Rating: Good-
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