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This is an 7.5% American IPA made in Maryland. Smells are
somewhat muted with hints of stone fruit and floral citrus.
Somewhat light mouthfeel. Flavor features a touch of toffee and
caramel that fade to a solid citrus hop presence. Mango,
pineapple and blood orange backed by a noticeable malt
presence appear as the finish approaches.
Overall rating:- Above Average
|Spitfire Kentish Ale
This is an English Pale that makes for a superior session ale at
4.5% ABV. You are greeted by smells of lightly toasted malt,
toffee and grain. The taste begins with gentle malt and bread
notes mixed with light caramel. Hops appear at mid-taste
bringing a nice overall crispness to the beer. A solid, dry, and
easy to drink English Pale Ale that is not overly complex but
a fine example of the style.
Overall Rating - very good
|Great Lakes Irish Red
"Conway's" Irish Red (6.5% ABV) from Great
Lakes is just what you'd expect from the
style despite the higher than usual ABV. The
smell is minimal with faint hints of roasted
malty nuttiness. Taste features flavors of
toasted graham crackers, sweet caramel
malt, mild spice, honey, and bread. Overall
a smooth, malt forward, balanced beer.
Still, nothing special in any way. Yawn.
Overall Rating: Average