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|Old Tankard by Pabst
A most solid ESB (5.8% ABV) that recreates a 1937 recipe.
Aromas are citrus, caramel, bread, nuts, tea, and light earthy
notes. Taste brings nicely balanced notes of caramel, citrus, toast
and some hop bitterness. It finishes dry and hoppy. Quite the
good beer regardless of when the recipe was created.
Overall Rating: good+
|Kane Triple IPA
This imperial IPA (10.5%) from New Jersey brewer Kane opens with
smells of citrus, tropical fruits, and green pine. Taste is
hop-forward, big tart grapefruit rind, pine, citrus,dank resins, and a
hint of sweet malts. Finish is lightly bitter. A beautifully made beer
that hides it's alcohol fairly well with little to no heat throughout.
Overall Rating: Outstanding
|Hop Concept Comet & Galaxy
At 8% ABV this Double IPA opens with smells
of herbal hops, white grapes, and light
malt. First sip brings flavors of pine,
lemongrass, crackers, pepper, and
grapefruit. Finish brings briny hops with
strong hints of spice. Often unbalanced and
harsh in spots you'd be better off
investigating the many better examples of
this style in the marketplace.
Overall Rating: average