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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Stone Mutt Brown

An American Imperial Brown (9%ABV) is not often available so I
advise picking this up as soon as you see it.  Aromas of roasted
malts, dark toffee and brown sugar rush out at opening along with
just a small hint of alcohol. Flavors are toasted bread, nuts,
caramelized malts, caramel, brown sugar, and molasses.  The
finish is clean and dry with notes of chocolate and coffee.

Overall Rating: Good+
Hop Concept Lemon & Grassy

This is an 8.5% ABV Double IPA that opens with a slightly subdued
nose of light hops, citrus and a gentle sweetness.  The flavor
features European and New Zealand hop flavors balanced with
distinct lemony citrus notes with a hint of orange. The finish brings   
a nicely tart pine resin component.  A different but well made DIPA.

Overall Rating: Very Good
Having sampled nearly 4,900 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
Sweetwater 420 Pale Ale

This is an American Pale Ale (APA) at 5.4%.  
It opens with smells of pine, bright florals,
pineapple, and a hint of honey.  A herbal
lightly sweet malt background balances the
an herbal-like zing and citrus zestiness.  
Hops control the finish with a nice amount  
of citrus.  Overall a most solid beer.

Overall Rating:  Good+
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