Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 6.5 ServingType: 12 oz Look: 9 Gorgeous dark amber color, Thick off white head, very sticky lacing Smell: 8 Floral, grass, hops, bread Taste: 7.5 Bitter, pine, stale cracker, astringent Mouthfeel: 7.5 Medium stickiness and carbonation Drinkability: 7 The beer was a little off balanced to me and it left a weird aftertaste. One and done! Overall Score: 7.8 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67 Overall Impression: This beer was like a beautiful woman with halitosis! She is so gorgeous you want to kiss her, and when you do, she has bad breath! This beer looked so good in my glass but the taste was off for me! A pass for me!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale State/Country: Canada ABV: 9% ServingType: 12 oz Look: 8 Murky brown color, off white head dissipates fast, no lacing Smell: 8 Earthy, chocolate, mild spice, pepper Taste: 8 Caramel, dark fruits, malt, chocolate, slight booze and tartness Mouthfeel: 8 Light to medium with little carbonation Drinkability: 9 Hardly any alcohol on the palate hides the 9% ABV very well. Two and done. Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.62 Overall Impression: And I thought the greatest thing from Canada was hockey! This brewery does an amazing job with their Belgian style beers!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial/Double IPA State/Country: Maryland ABV: 10% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Hazy orange color with floaties, fluffy off white head, sparse lacing Smell: 9 Citrus, pine, tropical fruits, slight booze Taste: 10 Orange, grapefruit, toast, pepper, little alcohol Mouthfeel: 9 Medium, sticky and chewy Drinkability: 10 Love the taste of this single hop brew! I could session this 10 pounder cause I'm crazy like dat! Overall Score: 9.2 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: 2.69 Overall Impression: In my best Darth Vader voice “Impressive...Most Impressive!” This is one kick ass DIPA! I managed to find a single bottle when I was on a Beer Run. Mission: Find more!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: Pennsylvania ABV: 5.9% ServingType: 12 oz Look: 8 Medium gold color, sparse clingy lacing, medium head Smell: 7.5 Faint smells of citrus, grass, pine Taste: 7.5 Grapefruit, pine. Grass, cracker, pepper Mouthfeel: 8 Medium carbonation and stickiness Drinkability: 7.5 It was an “Eh” session IPA for me Overall Score: 7.7 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.60 Overall Impression: This isn't an over the top IPA, which I guess is good for peeps that just want a simple session beer that's hoppier than a Pale Ale. Not bad, but this doesn't live up to the breweries reputation for some outstanding brews. Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer to small, regional animal rescue operations.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Double/Imperial IPA State/Country: California ABV: 8.9% ServingType: 22 oz Look: 9 Hazy orange color, big fluffy head, clingy lacing Smell: 10 Orange, biscuit, spice, grapefruit Taste: 10 Orangey and floral, slight pine, lemon, malt Mouthfeel: 9 Sticky with nice carbonation Drinkability: 10 The bomber I drank went down very easy! Maybe too easy! The ABV is well hidden! Overall Score: 9.6 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $3.25 Overall Impression: Another triumph from Stone! This was a true hop delight to quaff! Beers like this make me want to move out west!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial/Double IPA State/Country: Delaware ABV: 9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 10 Medium amber color, fluffy white head, nice sticky lacing Smell: 9 Pine, orange, bread Taste: 9 Citrus, grass, dried fruit, bready, slight alcohol, toast, toffee Mouthfeel: 9 Slightly thinner than it looks, but it is sticky Drinkability: 9 The ultimate summer quaffer for me! Nice balance. Alcohol well hidden Overall Score: 9.2 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.67 Overall Impression: There are few misses with me with DFH. That said, this is one of Sam's masterpieces! If you want to impress someone with a great Imperial IPA, that's easy to find, then this is the beer! Nuff said!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Pale Wheat Ale State/Country: California ABV: 7.3 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Straw color, big fluffy head, sticky lacing Smell: 9 Grapefruit, orange, grass, honey, floral, malt Taste: 8.5 Citrus, pine, melon, pineapple, crackers, slight alcohol Mouthfeel: 8.5 Thin with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 I could knock these bad boys down all day on a hot afternoon Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.87 Overall Impression: Another winner from Lagunitas! A hoppy delight!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Barleywine State/Country: Pennsylvania ABV: 11.1% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8.5 Copper color, off white head that disappears quick, sparse lacing Smell: 8 Cherry, booze, malt, caramel Taste: 8 Cherry, figs, brown sugar, plum, malt Mouthfeel: 8 Creamy with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8 Makes a nice nightcap. One and done. Overall Score: 8.1 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.75
Overall Impression: This is a boozy brew, but flavorful. Not much hop presence, but the style doesn't require it. A great after dinner drink because of the sweetness. Almost like a fruitcake, but better! I would cellar a few and see if the booze mellows out. Not bad.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: ESB State/Country: Maine ABV: 6.2 Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Dark copper color, nice head, light lacing Smell: 8.5 Malty, caramel, slight alcohol, bread, coco Taste: 9 Up Front: Malt, cinnamon, chocolate, raisins, bread, malt, brown sugar Mouthfeel: 8.5 Thick, sticky, syrupy Drinkability: 9 It's like drinking a spicy chocolate Christmas cookie! Very Quaffable! If you like malty beers, this one's for you! Overall Score: 8.8 Value: 9.5 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.43 Overall Impression: This beer surprised me! It will be one of the brews I stick in my stocking next Christmas!