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Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor. Undrinkable
|Anderson Valley Imperial IPA
This American Double IPA (8.7% ABV) pours a ight copper with good
lacing that sticks to the glass. Aroma brings citrus, grapefruit, and floral
notes. Flavor throughout is dominated by a strong malt backbone.
There is a sweetness upfront with hints of hop bitterness that are not strong
enough to balance things out. Alcohol flavors very noticable at the finish.
Overall rating:- average
This is an imperial black IPA that weighs in at 9.2% ABV. The nose
quickly indicates that this is a black IPA that takes flavor from dark
malts, as opposed to just color. The beer opens with notes of coffee
and chocolate as hops then appear with citrus and earthy flavors. A
mid sip bitterness almost but not quite balances the malty opening.
The finish brings some sweetness and hints of hops.
Overall Rating - Good
|Lagunitas Dopple Weizen
The nose brings clove, ginger, and ome
walnuts. First sip yells banana bread along
with a nice weizen maltyness. Later on
orange citrus, wheat, and light hops appear.
The finish adds some sweet sugary grain,
biscuits, wheaty zesty and some grassy hops
Overall a hoppy weizenbock that is well done
Overall Rating: very good