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  • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Specialty Ale

    The Hop Rod Rye Specialty Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Company in Healdsburg, California pours out a rich amber in color with good clarity and is topped with a large, two finger plus, tightly knit, light tan head that very slowly reduces down to a thick film with a large collar. On the nose, good ...
  • Paradox Beer The Catcher Ameri-Belgo Style Rye IPA

    The Paradise Nines IPA Project The Catcher Ameri-Belgo Style Rye IPA from Paradox Beer Company in Woodland Park, Colorado pours out a deep orange in color with some cloud and is topped with a large, off-white head that slowly reduces down to a thin film with a quarter inch collar. Very Belgian on th...
  • Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bastard Ale

    The Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California pours out a dark coppery-amber in color with good clarity and is topped with a two finger, densely knit, khaki colored head that slowly reduces down to a thin film with a good sized collar. On the nose, big hops dominate wi...
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  • Dry Dock Brewing Hop Abomination IPA

    The Hop Abomination IPA from Dry Dock Brewing Company in Aurora, Colorado pours out a cloudy, burnt orange in color and is topped with a two finger, dense, off-white colored head that hangs around for a while before receding to a quarter inch film with a slightly larger collar. On the nose, big hops...
  • Port Brewing Old Viscosity Ale

    The Old Viscosity Ale from Port Brewing Co. in San Marcos, California pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a large, foamy, deep tan colored head that slowly recedes down to a thin film with a large collar. On the nose, this is big and roasty. Aromas of coff...
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  • Deschutes Brewery Hop Henge Experimental IPA

    The Bond Street Series Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon pours out a golden-orange in color with good clarity and is topped with a two finger, cream colored, thick head that slowly reduces to a thin film with a quarter inch collar. Lovely pine and citrus hop aromas on...
  • Elevation Beer Downpour Imperial Red Ale

    The Black Diamond Series Downpour Imperial Red Ale From Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs, Colorado pours out a deep, amber-red in color with good clarity and is topped with a two finger plus, light tan head that is tightly knit and slowly reduces down to a thin film. The nose is very hoppy w...
  • Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer American Imperial Stout Review

    The Second Anniversary Ale Vampire Slayer American Imperial Stout from Clown Shoes Beer (brewed by Ipswich Brewing Company) in Ipswich, Massachusetts pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with two fingers of finely bubble, mocha colored head that slowly reduces d...
  • Shmaltz Brewing He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale Review

    The He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company in Saratoga Springs, New York pours out cola brown in color with a little light getting through and is topped with a small bubbled, one-plus finger, light tan head that reduces down to a thin film. On the nose, classic brown ale. Aromas ...
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  • The Top 12 Craft Beers of 2012

    It is practically impossible to narrow the list down to just 12 top craft beers for 2012. Westy 12, rated the Best Beer in the World, was awesome but I liked another craft beer more. I tried to also make this list not have any repeats from last year. If I'd added brews to this list that I tasted thi...
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