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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Stone Scorpion Bowl

This is an American IPA (7.6% ABV).  Light aromas of citrusy hops
are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular—
along with some tropical notes of papayas.   While lacking strong
hop flavors it remained tasty with flavors of berry vine, mango,
passion fruit, green vegetable, and light pine.  Well worth trying,

Overall Rating: Above Average+
Sam Adams New England IPA

This 6.8% ABV brew opens with an engaging nose of mango,
tangerine, guava, orange, and leafy hop notes.  Taste features
grapefruit pulp notes along with ripe cantaloupe, juicy citrus hops,
stone fruit, orange, and honeydew melon.  Finish brings a modest
bitter dankness,  If you believed large-scale brewing systems were
incapable of making a competent NEIPA this has proved you wrong.

Overall: Very Good
Having sampled over 7,000 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
Founders Solid Gold

This is an American Adjunct Lager (4.6%
ABV).  Once only available at the brewery it
is now distributed in cans.  Opens with
smells of light malt and biscuits Mild taste
is dominated by bready malts with a hint of
floral hops in the finish.  It is a classic
session beer that is at least far superior to
macro lagers.

Overall Rating: Average+
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