Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: California ABV: 6.8% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Golden color, medium head, sticky lacing Smell: 7.5 Citrus, pine, hops, grass Taste: 7.5 Grapefruit, biscuit, pine, stale bread Mouthfeel: 8 Thick and sticky Drinkability: 7 One and done! WAH! Something weird with this beer for me! Overall Score: 7 Value: 7 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.17 Overall Impression: I LOVE IPA's! Just not this one! It seemed unbalanced to me. A weird aftertaste going on. It wasn't the worst IPA I ever drank, but it's not at the top of my list. I may have drunk a bad batch. I will try this one on tap in the future if I can find it.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Stout State/Country: Delaware ABV: 5.2 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Ebony color, medium tan head, sticky lacing Smell: 7 Very faint scent of coffee, vanilla, oak Taste: 8 Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, oak, bread, burnt toast Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with a little carbonation Drinkability: 8 If you like stouts, this is a session beer! Overall Score: 8 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.52 Overall Impression: A good stout for the price! The flavors come through more as the beer warms. Could use a little more body, but I would drink this if I wanted a stout fix over some of the mainstream stouts out there.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Wheat Beer State/Country: Georgia ABV: 4.7 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 7 Straw color, small head that dissipates fast, no lacing Smell: 8 Banana, citrus, grass, clove, Oh yeah...Did I say banana? Taste: 7.5 Banana, lemon, and uh...banana, honey, bread Mouthfeel: 6 Light, thin, weak and watery Drinkability: 7 I could physically drink gallons of this beer! I just don't want to! Overall Score: 7.1 Value: 7 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.65 Overall Impression: Just like most summer wheat beers, this is very weak in flavor. It smelled good (especially if you like bananas) Not Terrapin's best effort. The only thing that separates this beer from a crappy mass produced light beer is that it is made by a reputable craft brewery and it smells good and has more flavor and is made with better ingredients.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Wheat Ale State/Country: ABV: 4.9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Light gold color, fluffy head, good lacing Smell: 8 Malt, coriander, lemon, passion fruit, grass Taste: 8 Lemon, hops, green apple, spice, bread Mouthfeel: 8.5 Effervescent and slightly sticky Drinkability: 8 A solid summer session quaffer! Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: 2.50 Overall Impression: Again, I'm not a big fan of summer wheat beers, but this was very tasty and refreshing (It was about 94 degrees outside) If you like the style, you can't go wrong with this brew!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Fruit/IPA State/Country: Delaware ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Medium amber color, medium of white head, very sticky lacing Smell: 8 Floral, grassy, dried fruit Taste: 8 Floral, grass, pine, tart fruitiness, malty, bread, honey, pepper Mouthfeel: 7 Dry with slight carbonation Drinkability: 7 I good summer beer, but I'm out after about two Overall Score: 7.8 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: This is a weird beer for me. I had it a few years ago and I hated it! I heard that one year DFH had a subpar batch go out, so I figured I'd give it another go. Not my favorite DFH beer, taste more like a Pale Ale to me than an IPA. It was better this time for me and I would drink this over many other beers in this style.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial Witbier State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 10.3 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Hazy orange color, medium head, sticky lacing Smell: 8 Orange, clove, malt, booze Taste: 9 Up Front: Citrus, clove, banana, bread Finish: Bitter, malty and then a little alcohol Mouthfeel: 8 Creamy Drinkability: 9 Even at 10 plus ABV this beer goes down easy! Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: This beer tastes good, but it's not on point as far as style goes. It scored high because I liked the taste, but if it was for style points alone, it would have scored lower. This girl wouldn't win the beauty pageant, but I would still jump her bones! LOL!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Heller Bock ABV: 6.4% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Med golden color, very effervescent , nice head that dissipates quickly, light lacing Smell: 7 Yeasty, floral and slightly hoppy Taste: 8 Up Front: Dry, peppery, spicy Finish: slightly sweet, bready aftertaste
Mouthfeel: 7 Light, almost like champagne,
Drinkability: 9 Slightly high for a session beer, but it is easy to drink Overall Score: 7.9 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.52 Overall Impression: Heller Bock is a good transition beer from winter to spring, and would be a good "starter" QCB (Quality Craft Beer) because of its pilsner like characteristics. It would also pair nicely with many foods because it's not overpowering.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Pale Ale State/Country: Illinois ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Hazy orange color, creamy off white head that dissipates quick, light lacing Smell: 8 Faint smell of funky yeast, coriander, pear Taste: 9 Green apple, pear, coriander, pepper, bread, nutty, hoppy, tart Mouthfeel: 9 Medium with a little carbonation Drinkability: 9 Very refined and balanced. It was exciting to drink. Overall Score: 8.8 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.75 Overall Impression: This is a very classy beer! It was like being on a date with a sophisticated woman that I wanted to get to know better. I will waltz with Matilda anytime!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Pale Ale State/Country: California ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Golden color, OH MY ME! The head in my tulip glass is ridiculously BIG and pillowy! , fluffy clingy lacing Smell: 8.5 Bubble gum, funky barnyard Brett, banana, clove, apple Taste: 8.5 Fruity, earthy, medicinal, apple, clove, woody, bready, tart Mouthfeel: 8 Medium and dry Drinkability: 8.5 If you like the funky Brettanomyces yeast, this beer is for you! I could do about two as a change of pace. Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: I love Brett (in a non gay way of course) so I'm always excited to drink these beers! Some people will hate it, but that's why there are so many styles. You done good in my book Green Flash!