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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Great Divide Hoss

Billed as a "rye lager" this is actually a marzen/Oktoberfest.   You are
greeted with smells of brown sugar, toast, and earthy malt.  The taste is all
sweet malt with  bread, light rye, and a touch of  spice,  Hops only show
up towards the finish, but are quickly dominated by  earthy malt.

Overall rating:-   average
Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Wild Ale
This is  hybrid between an American pale ale and a Belgian
strong ale opens with a nose of fruity  hops, citrus, pine, and
light cloves.  Hops spring out at first sip quickly followed by  
sweet malt notes in a grapefruit citrus background.  Tropical,
pineapple, peach, emerge as the Brett yeast adds spice and
fruit. The finish brings back hops and a bit of a dry bitterness.

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!  

Beers Reviewed
Mission IPA

An American IPA, this amber colored brew
brings smells of orange and light pine.  
Taste starts with a light hop presence,
resins,  pine and a liberal dose of sweet
caramel malt. A slight lemony bitterness
comes at mid sip but fades to a mild biscuit
breadiness in the finish.  Not typical of a
West Coast IPA and not special in any way
except for a great bottle label.

Overall rating - average
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