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|Left Hand 400lb. Monkey
English style IPA (6.7% ABV) smells of sweet grain, floral/fruity hops,
and a very mild sulfur. The taste first brings some hops with a grassy
earthiness. Sweet grains and citrus notes settle in with a light toasted
maltiness. Off putting sweetness and a hint of solvent appear at the
finish. Neither a true English IPA or an American version.
Overall rating:- below average
|Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Bock
This maibock/helles bock weighs in at a slightly high 8.3%.
The lager pours a golden orange and immediately brings
smells of toasted malt, caramel, and sweet apples. First sip
has a solid malt profile with some citrus hops in the
foreground. Strong alcohol notes appear near the finish but are
somewhat covered by mellow caramel, light hops, and malt
flavors. An interesting beer well made beer.
Overall Rating - Very good
|New Jersey Hudson Pale
This 5.8%ABV American Pale Ale pours
golden/orange. Light aromas of bread,
malt, and citrus appear on first pour. The
body is thin as is the overall flavor. There is
a mild bitterness in mid-sip along with a
light grapefruit tartness. The semi-dry finish
is clean and fairly crisp. Not very complex
but a decently refreshing session offering.
An acceptable start for a new brewery.
Overall rating - average+