From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
North Coast Acme IPA

A grapefruit nose quickly makes its presence known as a softly
bitter hop spice moves to the forefront at first sip.  Somewhat
light in body, the beer comes in a hearty 6.5% AB, which
becomes noticeable as the finish nears.  A light spiciness and
notes of fresh grass are highlighted throughout.  A decent but
undistinguished IPA.

Overall Rating - fair+
Highfalls Genesee Red

Genesee remains the pride of upstate New York as its big
regional brewery.  This lager has a light touch of hops with
some hints of peach and malt.  There is a light bitterness and
noticeable carbonisation as the finish approaches.  A sliver
medal winner at the 2005 GABF, this  beer is a refreshing
American lager that beats the macros at their own game.

Overall Rating - average+
Having sampled well over 2,750 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
Magic Hat Hocus Pocus

This wheat brew immediately opens with a
slightly sweet floral nose.  First sip brings
a mild hoppiness that balances the sweet
alcoholic presence.  At mid-tast a citrusy
sharpness appears that quickly blends
into a malty, candy like finish. While is a
somewhat nuanced brew but the malty
notes overpower at the end.

Overall ratting - average
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