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  • Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale

    Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale Strong ale brewed with natural flavors   See my review here.    
  • Pilgrim's Dole Wheatwine Ale

    New Holland Pilgrim's Dole Wheatwine Ale - impressive beer!  
  • Heavy Seas Great'ER Pumpkin

    Heavy Seas The Great'ER Pumpkin Imperial pumpkin ale aged in bourbon barrels Clipper City Brewing, Baltimore, MD 22 ounce bottle, 9% ABV     Poured into a snifter, the beer is a very clear (my photo does not do it justice in this regard), deep copper hue with a short-lived ¼...
  • Southern Tier Pumking

    Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale Southern Tier Brewing Co., Lakewood, NY 22 oz bomber, 8.6% ABV         Served in the appropriate logo stemmed glass (Long Live the King), Pumking pours out a beautiful pumpkiny orange, bright and clear, capped with a 1/8" - 1/4" o...
  • Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale

    Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale Rogue Brewing Co., Newport, OR 750 ml bright orange bottle, 25 IBU (ABV not specified); cost here in Ohio from $10 - $11.     I picked this up on a recommendation from one of my local beer & wine shops, Centerville Carryout. Slightly warmed up from fri...
  • Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA

    Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, OH American-style IPA, 7.5% ABV       Named for an American hero of the War of 1812, it seems only fitting to follow up my previous review of an English-style IPA with this very American one.   Poured into a pint nonic glass, the beer ...
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  • Shipyard IPA

    Fuggles India Pale Ale, 5.8% ABV Shipyard Brewing Co., Portland, ME     Fuggles. The name just makes me smile, so we're already off to a promising start!   Poured into a pint nonic glass, the beer is clear, medium-to-light-amber or a light copper hue capped with a finger's wid...
  • Westmalle Tripel

    Westmalle Trappist Abbey, Belgium Trappist ale, 9.5% ABV     I served this appropriately enough in a stemmed Westmalle glass. The beer is a bright, hazy golden-yellow hue capped with a very thick, dense and slightly rocky white head. The aroma is tart and fruity, with a grainy note ...
  • Rockmill Tripel

    Rockmill Tripel Organic Golden Ale, 9% ABV Rockmill Brewery, Lancaster, OH     Served in a stemmed Belgian goblet. Pours a brilliant golden hue with some haze and a tall head of white foam. Aroma is very Belgian - spicy and yeasty. Lighter body, highly effervescent carbonation tickl...
  • Lagunitas Our Own Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen

    Lagunitas Our Own Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, CA Alcohol 9% ABV, OG 1.084, 34.2 IBUs     I found out about this beer when my favorite Dayton area grocer, Dorothy Lane Market, just happened to include it in a beer tasting (and my timing was impeccab...