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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
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
Uinta Dubhe

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
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!  

Beers Reviewed
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
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