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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Founders All-Day IPA

This is a session IPA at 4.7%.   The nose is dominated by
tropical fruits with a touch of pine and light bread.  Flavor is more
restrained than the aroma. Hops up front bring grapefruit in a
lemon grass  base. A piney bitterness emerges near the finish
that is quickly balanced by a malt sweetness. Solid lower ABV brew

Overall rating:-  Very Good
Maine Peeper Ale

This is an American Pale Ale at 5.5% ABV.   The beer opens with an
aroma of mild, flowery, and fresh hops with some lime in the
background.  Flavors feature crisp floral notes, crackers, orange,
light lemon and easily identifiable grain.  The finish is clean with  a
light bitterness balanced by yeast notes and a delicate sweetness.
Refreshing and well made.  One of the better brews in the style.

Overall Rating -  Very Good
Having sampled nearly 4,000 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
Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca

A spiced beer at 8.5%, this is another of a
seemingly endless steam of unique beers
from Dogfish's Ancient Ale series.  It pours a
dark brown/red body. Very clear with some
rising carbonation. Nose of hazelnut flour,
pomegranate and caramel.  Flavors of
honey, fruit, corn, sugar, flour, pears and
light coffee.  It is what it is and not much
else - a take on an ancient recipe.

Overall Rating: below average
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