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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Sand City Power of One

This is an 8.2% ABV New England IPA from Long Island, NY.  It is
made with Galaxy and Nelson hops that are recognizable in the
nose along with notes of lemon, lime, and grapefruit. Taste brings
green grapes, gooseberry, light lime, papaya, guava, and mango.
Well made and engaging. A fine example of what NEIPA can be.

Overall Rating: Outstanding
Firestone Walker Mind Haze

This is another big brewery's version of a New England IPA at 6.2%
ABV.  It opens with guava, melon, pineapple, and light grapefruit
smells.  Expect well balanced flavors of zesty hops, oranges,
tangerine, peaches, pineapple, mango, and guava. A solid beer but
not top tier in this style. If you were expecting this to be a Tree
House or Trillium you will be much disappointed.

Overall Rating: Above Average
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
Tired Hands Alien Church

This is a 7% ABV New England IPA made with
with oats. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra,
Chinook, Centennial and Columbus. The
nose features juicy pineapple, papaya and
grapefruit with a touch of grassy dankness.
Taste follows the nose along with a nice
balance of sweet and juicy tropical flavors
and a mellow bitterness in the finish.

Overall Rating: Very good
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Dec. 2018