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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Jack's Abby Barrel-Aged Framinghammer Mole

This 12%  Baltic Porter bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs, chili
peppers, vanilla bean and whole cinnamon sticks. Nose brings  
caramel cream,bourbon, with light vanilla and coconut.  Taste
brings vanilla, caramel, roasted grain, with hints of  chocolate and
cinnamon The chili notes are subtle and not disruptive.

Overall Rating: Very Good
Equilibrium Energy Plus

This is an 8% ABV DNew England IPA is fairly bright and a touch thin
for the style making it dangerous crushable at its solid ABV. It
opens with aromas of dank citrus, pineapple, sweet oranges and
kiwi. The taste follows the smell especially pineapple along with  
tropical fruits mango, apricot, and a hint of pine.  Well made as it
avoids the typical NEIPA of being overly juicy.

Overall Rating:  Very Good-
Having sampled over 8,400 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
Toppling Goliath
Intergalactic Warrior

This is a 6.2% ABV American IPA.  It opens
with aromas of citrus, peach, passion fruit,
oranges, and light guava.  Taste features
grapefruit, lime, fresh grass, overa
background of oranges, guava, and
oranges. More of a NEIPA than anything.  
Solid and still well but there are better
version in the marketplace

Overall Rating: Good-
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ov. 2019