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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Jack's Abby Copper Legend

This is an Oktoberfest / Marzen at 5.7% ABV.  Aromas of light  
sweet malts , fresh dough, and caramel.  Taste brings a balanced
combination of malt,caramel, lightly toasted bread, and a hint of
white pepper.  The finish is highlighted by apple, candied sugars,
and noble hops.  Well made and balanced as it avoids the trap of
being a malt bomb as other American marzens often are.

Overall Rating: Very Good-
Lawson's Hopzilla

This is an 8.7% Imperial IPA.  The nose is dominated by hops with
strong citrus and pine notes with hints of tangerine.  Taste brings
grapefruit, pine, hop resins, and light orange.   Finish is somewhat
harsh and bitter with underlying alcoholic notes.  Another good one
from Lawson's though not in the upper tier of DIPAs.    

Overall Rating: 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 Undergroud
Mountain Brown

This is an 11.9% ABV Imperial Brown. Strong
coffee aromas up front with some chocolate
and hints of wood. Flavors are dominated by
harsh expresso with alcohol and hints of
vanilla, roasted malt, and licorice.  Little to
no bourbon notes.  Interesting and layered
but alcohol and coffee overpower.

Overall Rating: Above Average+
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Dec. 2018