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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
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
Having sampled well over 3,750 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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
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
beer.

Overall Rating:  Above Average.
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