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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Oskar Blues Priscilla Wit

This is a typical American version of a typical Belgium wit.  At 5.2%
ABV it opens with smells of clove, grain, spices, wheat, and a bit of
citrus.  Expect flavors of bread,orange,lemon and banana.  Hops
are hard to find.  Finish brings yeast, cloves, and light spice.
A solid if unengaging version of the style.

Overall Rating: average+
Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL

This is an India Pale Lager with a 5.7% ABV.  Aromas feature clean
pine scents with hints of caramel and malt.  First sip brings a
bracing hop presence followed by citrus, bread, yeast notes.   The
dry finish leans to a light bitterness mixed with a nicely balanced
hop - malt mix. Overall this IPL leans to the hop side which makes
for a refreshing drink albeit with a somewhat thin mouthfeel.

Overall Rating: good+
Having sampled nearly 5,500 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
Third Rock The Rock IPA

This is one of the better offerings from the
Third Rock Brewery in North Carolina.  It
opens with a nose of fresh hops, citrus
fruits, pineapple, and light malt.  Taste
brings mango, peach, grapefruit and tropical
fruits.  Finish is nicely brisk and clean.  
Overall a well make IPA (6.6% ABV) that is
both interesting and refreshing.   

Overall Rating: Very Good-
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