Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial/Double IPA State/Country: California ABV: 10.4 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Light amber color, fluffy off white head, sticky oily lacing Smell: 8 Grass, grapefruit, orange, pine, malty sweetness Taste: 9.5 Pine, grapefruit, orange marmalade, grass, spicy, slight burnt toast, honey, slight alcohol Mouthfeel: 9 Slick and oily with medium carbonation Drinkability: 10 Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am! This is a hophead's delight! I could drink this all day if it wasn't for the 10 plus pounder ABV! Overall Score: 9.1 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: This beer could make my top ten Double IPA list of all time! Great west coast hopiness up front with a nice malty backbone makes this a super solid brew from the boys in Chico! Save Save
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Dunkel State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 5.9 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 10 Nice dark amber color, big lingering head and sticky lacing Smell: 9 Caramel, malty, spicy, toffee, slight banana Taste: 9 Chocolate, toast, nutty, malty, dark fruits, spice, slight hops Mouthfeel: 8.5 Soft with slight carbonation Drinkability: 9 This is a session beer for those who like malty beers. I could quaff a few no problema! Overall Score: 9.1 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.84 Overall Impression: I'm not a big Lager fan, but I do enjoy this style! I would recommend this beer if you like malty beer.
Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 YOWZA! So much going on! If it wasn't for the high ABV, I could drink this all day! Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.63 Overall Impression: This one goes on the “Mikey Likey List” for sure! A nice hoppy punch in the face with a sweet malty backbone makes this one a winner!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: American Pale Ale State/Country: Georgia ABV: 5.3 Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Light orange color, fluffy head that dissipates quick, good lacing Smell: 8 Malt, citrus, honey, pine, bread Taste: 8 Up Front: Malt, green apple, orange, toast Finish: Slightly spicy and sweet Mouthfeel: 7.5 Dry, bready, slight carbonation Drinkability: 8 This is an OK quaffer. It goes down easy and has a low ABV. Overall Score: 7.9 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.52 Overall Impression: Pale Ale is not my favorite style, but the slight rye flavor made it interesting. This is a beer I would bring to a barbecue, because it's not too over the top.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Old Ale State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 9% Serving Type: 12oz Bottle Look: 10 Nice copper color, big fluffy head, sticky lacing Smell: 9 Yeast, brown sugar, wood, alcohol Taste: 9 Toast, raisins, caramel, toffee, chocolate, hops, alcohol Mouthfeel: 9 Sticky and chewy Drinkability: 9.5 This is a session beer for me on a cold night. Beware of the ABV! Overall Score: 9.3 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.72 Overall Impression: I love this style beer and this one delivers! Rich and complex, with a slight alcohol bite, makes this one a winner for me!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Double IPA State/Country: New Jersey ABV: 8.3 Serving Type: 12 oz bottle Look: 9 Cloudy copper color, thick creamy head, nice lacing Smell: 9 Hops, pine, citrus, grass, honey, malt Taste: 8 Grapefruit, grass, soap, hops, alcohol, caramel, bread, pineapple Mouthfeel: 8 Dry with a little carbonation Drinkability: 8 One or two for me at best Overall Score: 8.4 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.41 Overall Impression: This beer had some good things about it, but it wasn't my favorite Double IPA. River Horse is hit or miss with me. This one was a little bit of a miss, but it is definitely worth a try if you like the style.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Flanders Red Ale State/Country: NJ ABV: 5% Serving Type: 750 ml Look: 9 Dark crimson red, head dissipates in seconds, no lacing Smell: 8 Cherries, vinegar, oak, brown sugar, vanilla Taste: 8 Mild cherry tartness, slight oak, vanilla, apple, almost a grape taste and pie crustiness Mouthfeel: 7 Light and dry Drinkability: 8 After a few sips, it was like drinking a light port wine. I had fun hanging with FRED! Overall Score: 8 Value: 7 Cost/12 oz serving: $20 for the bottle Overall Impression: Not being a fan of sour beers, I must say that this beer was quite tasty! The beer was cellared for about 18 months, so it had some time to mellow, which was probably a good thing for me! It wasn't a pucker implosion for my face and the beer had more red wine characteristics going for it.