From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Hop Rod Rye

Pours a beautiful mahogany/caramel color with a perfect off
white head that lasts.  First sip brings a citrus and pine with the
beginning of spicy hops.  Some notes of caramel and roasted
toffee malt peek through but never overcome the hops. This is
a  full bodied brew,with perfect carbonation. Seek this one out.

Overall Rating - Excellent!
Racer X

This Imperial IPA comes in at a well hidden 9% ABV.  At first
taste there is an immediate rich, juicy citrus, grapefruit and
piney hops explosion.  Some malt sweetness appears near the
finish but hops prevail in a long and lingering finish. Another
winner from Bear Republic brewing!

Overall Rating - Excellent!
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
Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale
This ale opens with a soury aroma that
brings a fruity lactic taste on first sip.  The
mahogany brew then moves into a
refreshing sour quality that is tempered
by a clear malty sweetness.  The
sourness wins out in the finish as it
should in this Flemish style ale.

Overall ratting -very good
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