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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga

This beer is a Belgium pale ale that comes in at 6/5% ABV.   It pours a
hazy/cloudy pale orange color with a finger plus of off white foam that
leads to a nose of  light apple notes and orange citrus.  Taste brings citrus,  
hints of spice, pepper, and a light sweetness with a touch of funk.  The
dry finish is tart and fruity with lemons, pears, green apples.
The brett notes linger with funk and some bitterness

Overall rating:-  good
Chelsea Hop Angel

This is an American IPA from NY with flavors rooted in the West
Coast.  It opens with aromas of citrus and pine  with bread and
malt underneath.  First taste brings more of the same with   
pale malt, citrus, and floral tones . A slight herbal edge leds to
the finish which brings more hop flavor that is nicely balanced
with notes of yeast and  bread.  Well made and very drinkable.


Overall Rating -  Very good
Having sampled well over 3,500 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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Founders Devil Dancer

At 12% ABV this is one big Imperial IPA.
Sweet candy malts and alcohol lead the
smell with some pine, cedar,and tropical
hops complimenting.  First sip attacks the
taste buds with pine, hops, and alcohol.
Somewhat syrupy, but there is enough bite
from the hops to round things out nicely.
Founders calls this a "triple IPA" but it's
more like a barleywine so be forewarned.



Overall rating - good
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