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This is a double IPA that weighs in at 9.2% ABV. Citrus and pine
hop aromas dominate the aroma with a herbaceous, dry hopped
aroma. Taste brought pine, grapefruit, and light sugar with
noticeable hop resins. The aftertaste was slightly metallic as the
alcohol level became apparent. In today's world of well -
crafted DIPAs this is middle of the road.
Overall rating:- Average
|Schlafly American Pale Ale (APA)
A nice example of the style with 65 IBUs and 7.2% ABV. It opens
with smells of grass and spicy hops and toasted malt . First sip
brings lemongrass, slightly tannic black tea and light honey. Juicy
and citrusy through the middle with just enough balancing malt.
Hops move forward on the finish and linger. Solid beer.
Overall Rating - good
|Duchesse De Bourgogne
This Oud Bruin or Flanders red ale (6.2%)
opens with aromas of sweet cherry acidic
tartness, and some woody oak. A smooth
caramel malt sweetness is apparent in first
sip as a gentle sourness with vanilla and
oak assert themselves by mid-taste. The
finish brings some sour notes with subtle
hints of caramel. A nicely complex brew.
Overall Rating: Very Good