Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Pumpkin Ale State/Country: New York ABV: 5.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8.5 Medium copper color, nice fluffy head, spotty lacing Smell: 8.5 Pumpkin, clove, allspice, cinnamon, malt Taste: 8 Pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, bready Mouthfeel: 8 Light with light carbonation Drinkability: 8 The spice is balanced and at 5.5% is easy to drink. Two and I'm good. Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.61 Overall Impression: Good seasonal showing from Southampton. Not a palate killer with the spice which make drinking it nice.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial/Double IPA State/Country: Delaware ABV: 18% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Deep orange color, thick white head, stick lacing Smell: 9 Pine, citrus, booze, sweet Taste: 9 Malty, pine, grass, grapefruit, apricot,booze Mouthfeel: 8 Full body with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 Sip this nectar of the hops with caution! You must take your time with this one to really enjoy it. Overall Score: 8.7 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $9.00 Overall Impression: This is one of those beers that lives up to the hype. It's a tasty strong beer that you have to drink like a brandy in a snifter and take your time with it and see how the flavors unfold. It is a journey you won't forget.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Irish Red Ale? State/Country: Scotland ABV: 4.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Chestnut brown color, off white head that fizzles fast, hardly any lacing Smell: 7 Sweet malt, caramel, toast Taste: 5 Chalky, sweet, bread, slight bitter finish Mouthfeel: 6 Medium body and carbonation Drinkability: 4 The off putting chalky taste from the first sip turned me off to finish the rest Overall Score: 6 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.50 Overall Impression: There are only a handful of beers that I drank in my life that I had to dump. This was one of them. They did name the beer right because just like a werewolf, this brew is scary and nasty to drink. Bark at the moon at this one!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: Maryland ABV: 7.1% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8.5 Orange color, off white head, nice even lacing Smell: 8 Floral, citrus, biscuit, malt Taste: 8 Grapefruit, orange, pine, grass, slight booze, malt, pepper Mouthfele: 8 Medium with light carbonation Drinkability: 8 This snakes bite is just bitter enough to make me want another Overall Score: 8.1 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67 Overall Impression: This is a solid sessionable IPA that I would take to any party. This snake had a nice balanced bite.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Spiced Beer State/Country: Michigan ABV: 6% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Medium amber color, off white head, sticky lacing Smell: 8 Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, clove, malt Taste: 7 Spice, cookie, toast, nutty, soapy, very long spicy finish that lingers Mouthfeel: 7 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 6 If you like spicy beer, go for it! Too much spice and a weird aftertaste. One and done! Overall Score: 7.4 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.75 Overall Impression: So far I have liked Arcadia beers but this one was a total miss for me. They should have called this beer “Deception Ale” because the label leads you to believe it's a Pumpkin Ale, but guess what? There's no pumpkin in it! It's overly spiced (like those spiced cookies my Nana had in her house). So, Pumpkin Beer haters rejoice! You have a non pumpkin Pumpkin Ale you can drink, if you can get past the spices!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Stout State/Country: Wisconsin ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Cola color, tan head, sparse lacing Smell: 7 Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts Taste: 8 Coffee, chocolate, malty, slight bitterness on back end Mouthfeel: 7 Light to medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8 Not a heavy stout. Easy to drink, Could do at least two. Overall Score: 7.6 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.52 Overall Impression: This was a decent Stout. It didn't knock my socks off, but it was not expensive and would be a nice starter Stout for newbies before they jumped into the more complex Stouts out there.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: American Pale Ale State/Country: California ABV: 4.4% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 7.5 Light amber color, head fizzles fast, very sparse lacing Smell: 8 Biscuit, wet grass, caramel, citrus Taste: 7.5 Cracker, caramel, grass, citrus, soapy, astringent, musty Mouthfeel: 7.5 Dry with medium carbonation Drinkability: 7.5 This is a session beer at 4.4 pounds, but I can barley drink one Overall Score: 7.6 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67 Overall Impression: Not being a big Pale Ale drinker and having drank better crafted Pale Ale's in the past, I wasn't blown away by this beer. It tastes stronger than the ABV implies, and if you like the style, you might like it. It just wasn't for me.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Altbier State/Country: Vermont ABV: 7.2 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Medium amber color, medium off white head, sparse sticky lacing Smell: 9 Sweet, fruity, caramel, toffee, biscuit Taste: 9 Malty, doughy, caramel, some banana, figs, light burnt toast, grassy Mouthfeel: 8 Medium body and carbonation Drinkability: 9 This is one tasty brew! Keep em' coming! Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.17 Overall Impression: This is one of those beers you buy for 7 bucks and think to yourself “How good can this beer be for 7 bucks?” Well let me tell you, it's freakin' amazing! This beer has so much complex flavors going on that it will be a different experience for you with each sip! And you'll want more! Seek this one out peeps!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Pale Ale State/Country: Pennsylvania ABV: 5.9 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Medium golden color, small white head, good lacing Smell: 8 Yeast, pine, grass, slight banana Taste: 8.5 Citrus, bready, grass, slight banana, clove, earthy Mouthfeel: 8 Medium and a little sticky Drinkability: 8 This is a session beer for sure. Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.78 Overall Impression: This is an easy drinking Belgian style brew that isn't over the top with the Belgian Funk. It's nice to have on hand for company.