(from best to worst)
Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor. Undrinkable
|Fort Collins Rocky Mt. IPA
This American IPA (6.2% ABV) opens with smells of white grapefruit,
caramel, pine, and damp straw. Taste brings citrus zest, herbal hops with a
gently sweet malt backbone. Medium hop bitterness coats the palate after
each sip but cannot overcome the English Ale-like soft malt creamy
sweetness that makes this an IPA not for hop-heads. Semi-dry finish.
Overall rating:- Above Average
|Troegs Perpetual IPA
This Imperial IPA may be moderate in its ABV (7.5%) but it still has
the substance to satisfy. Take your time to enjoy the nose of big
juicy citrus hops and pine. Taste brings notes of pineapple, bitter
citrus fruits, and pine with an emerging sweet malt background. The
finish is gently bitter and dry. Solid beer.
Overall Rating - Good
|River Horse Hip-O-Lantern
This 9% ABV pumpkin ale opens with
aromas of cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg
but not much pumpkin. Taste holds flavors
of pie crust, brown sugar, caramel with hints
of allspice. Alcohol is faintly noticeable
behind the subdued pumpkin background.
The finish leaves you wishing for more
authentic pumpkin and spice flavors and
less malt. Worth a try if you like Pumpkin
Overall Rating: Above Average.