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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Stillwater Of Love and Regret

This is an herbed/spiced beer with a 4.57.2% ABV) that was
actually made in Belgium as a collaboration.  It opens with aromas
of belgian yeast, spice, and grassy hops.  Flavors are clove,
lavender, nutmeg, green tea, and a touch of wet hay backed by a
touch of orange and lemon peel.  The layers of flavor come into
balance at the finish making fthis a respectable  saison.

Overall Rating: Above Average
Long Trail Green Blaze

Yet another American IPA (6.5% ABV) in the marketplace.  This
opens with nicely blended and subdued aromas of citrus and
tropical fruits.  Taste features solid amounts of  fresh cut grass,
papaya, tangerine, pine, and grapefruit with a touch of its rind.  
Well made and just as important, it's sold at a very
reasonable price point.  Good value, good beer.

Overall Rating: Good+
Having sampled nearly 5,000 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 Hop Hash

This is a 7.8% ABV Double IPA made in
Georgia.  Its nose brings citrus, orange,and
resinous notes.  Hops dominate the flavor
but are tempered by a malty backbone with
peppery spice, orange peel and tropical fruit
notes. The finish is crisp with a nice lingering
bitterness. A touch thin for the style but its
big hop profile is right on the money.

Overall Rating: Very Good
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