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  • Laughing Dog Brewery's Dogzilla Black IPA

      Dogzilla Black IPA Laughing Dog Brewery – Ponderay ID 6.90% ABV   People either love or hate black IPAs. Maybe they just have to grow on you. I find them to be like a stout-IPA cross.   This beer poured out dark as night, with barely a reddish tinge to it.&nbs...
  • Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic

      Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Stone Brewing Co – Escondido, CA 8.6% ABV   Stone lists this beer as ageable til 12.12.12 – well guess what? It lasted about three weeks in the refrigerator.   This beer seems to be a cross between a Belgian dubbel & and IPA. ...
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  • Deschutes Brewery Hop Henge Experimental IPA

      Deschutes Brewery – Bend Oregon Hop Henge Experimental IPA (DIPA) 8.75% ABV     This beer is a hop explosion!!    Pours out coppery and clear, with a nice creamy head with fantastic lacing, a full web on the glass   Has an aroma of piney, resinous ho...
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  • Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Belgian Blonde Ale

      Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van de Keizer Belgian Blonde Ale Brewery Het Anker – Mechelen, Belgium 10% ABV   This beer is not to be confused with the Cuvee Van de Keizer d’Or which is a darker ale.   This beer is only brewed once a year around the birthday of Charles t...
  • Stone Collaboration Belgian Style Triple Ale

      Stone Collaboration with Alesmith Brewing and Mikkeller Brewing Belgian Style Triple Ale, 8.7% ABV   This collaboration ale was between the two California breweries (Stone and Alesmith) and Mikkeller Brewing in Denmark. The taste of this beer kind of reminded me of Stone&rsquo...
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  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special 16 & 30 Reserve

    Vertical Tasting:   Harviestoun Ola Dubh “Black Oil” Special 16 Reserve $8.49/11.2 oz bottle Harviestoun Ola Dubh “Black Oil” Special 30 Reserve $12.99/11.2 oz bottle   Both are 8% ABV, joint venture between Highland Park Single Malt Scotch & Harviestoun Brew...
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  • Rogue Sea Otter Amber Ale

    Rogue Ale's Sea Otter Amber Ale, is the same as their American Amber Ale, with some of the proceeds benefitting the Oregon Coast Aquarium. A: Pours out a nice reddish amber color, with a creamy head that quickly dissipated but left nice lacing in the glass S: I don't know why, but...
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  • Deschutes Brewery 20th Anniversary Wit

    Deschutes Brewery 20th Anniversary Wit - Bend OR Belgian Style Wheat Beer (Witbier), 5.5% ABV This beer pours out straw yellow in color with a fair amount of head Smells of yeast, wheat, and citrus and banana bread In the taste, get some citrus, clove, nutmeg, banana, wheat, and most of all, yea...
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  • Rogue Double Imperial IPA

    Rogue's Double Imperial IPA - comes in a 750 ml black ceramic bottle Rogue Ales - Newport OR - 9.5% ABV   Cost approx $16 Appearance - poured out like liquid gold. Amber gold and thick, with a nice cream colored head. Smell - has an awesome citrus honey smell, very fresh and appe...
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  • Stone Brewing Co.'s Double Bastard Ale

    This beer pours out a cloudy reddish amber, and left an inch thick creamy head that looked like a cloud...impressive. The smell had the caramel malt iness I was expecting.  Could tell by aroma alone that this beer was going to be good.  The first taste - we both said WOW!  This beer...
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