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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Defiant Orange Creamsicle

This beer according to the brewery is a 5.2% ABV wit beer.  Most
drinkers however will say it tastes exactly like a creamsicle with a
splash of beer.  Creamsicles are a mixture  of orange and vanilla
ice cream. The downside of the beer, once you accept the
concept is the nose which is a cross between stale orange rinds
and cheap perfume. A fun summer drink best served ice cold.

Overall rating:- Good
Captain Lawrence Seeking Alpha

An imperial/Triple IPA at 10.3% opens with an aroma of grass, tart
citrus, and sweet oranges.  The taste is dominated by sweet, stone
fruit is dominant followed by oranges with a touch of apricot.  
Bitterness is held well in check though there is a definite warming
sensation from the alcohol that constantly reminds one of the beer's
substantial ABV.   Flavorful but slightly harsh on the finish.

Overall Rating - Above Average
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
Stone Sprocket Bier

Stone calls this a Kolsch (5.4%) but it's
clearly not German in style.  This is black, is
far roastier, and boasts a strong rye base.  
There are hints of bitter chocolate and  
Things are helped by a light touch lemony
brightness that is quickly subdued by a
noticeable smoke notes.  Interesting but not
something I'd buy for myself but I can see
why some may like it.

Overall Rating: Average
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