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  • London Pride Outstanding Pale Ale

     4.7% ABV,  Fuller’s, The Griffin Brewery, Chiswick, London, UK  Clear, bright pale orange-amber in appearance with a thin layer and collar of white foam. Aroma is a mix of floral hops, lightly toasted malt, and a faint hint of butterscotch. Body on the lighter side of medium, with ...
  • Ruination IPA

    Stone Brewing Co, Escondido, CA  7.7% ABV, 100+ IBU, Magnum & Centennial hops Stone's self-described "liquid poem to the glory of the hop" pours a slightly hazy honey-orange, with a thick cream-coloured head. A steady stream of bubbles rises in the middle of the glass, though there...
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  • Cane and Ebel

    "A hopped-up red rye ale", ale brewed with rye and palm sugar, Two Brothers Brewing Co., Warrenville, IL 7.0% ABV, on draught at Chappy's Tap Room & Grille, Moraine, OH Pours a deep reddish-amber hue with a cream-coloured collar and thin layer of foam. Aroma of hops (citrus, some pine) a...
  • Southampton Publick House Double White

    6.8% ABV, on draught at Chappy's Taproom & Grille, Moraine, OH Served in the matching logo stemware glass, the beer is a hazy pale straw-gold with a quarter inch of solid, pure white foam. Appetizing aromas of coriander, clove, lemon zest and yeast. Medium light body with a fine effervescence,...
  • Old Stock Ale - 2009

    North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA; 11.5% ABV Pours a clear, distinctly reddish hue. Pale beige head is short-lived, leaving a thin collar. Interesting aroma – mix of sweet malt candy and some floral hops. Big, malty start, getting even bigger. Sweet with notes of caramel and molasses, s...
  • Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel

    5.0% ABV on draught at Mecklenburg Gardens, Cincinnati Served in the appropriate logo glassware, the beer appears a cloudy amber-brown with a good finger of cream-coloured foam, thick and dense. Aroma of banana bread with toasted walnuts. Medium bodied and creamy smooth with a very fine carbonation...
  • Imperial Russian Stout

    Stone Brewing, Escondido, CA - 2009 release 10.8% ABV, on draught at Dilly Deli, Mariemont, OH Served in a 10-ounce snifter, the beer is black and opaque with a finger-width of dense, thick foam the colour of tan espresso crema. Aroma of alcohol, baked black currants and coffee. A hint of anise sh...
  • Centennial IPA

    Founders, Grand Rapids, MI; 7.2% ABV  On tap at Chappy’s Tap Room & Grille, Moraine, OH Pours a clear honey-amber hue with a thick, dense, pale eggshell head. Aroma of American hops! Citrus and some pine dominate. Medium body with a prickly, fine carbonation. Mix of a dryish crackery ...
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  • Special London Ale

    6.4% ABV, bottle conditioned, Young’s, The Ram Brewery, Wandsworth, London, UK Pours a rather hazy amber-gold with a short-lived near-white head. Intriguing aroma of canned pears with a floral note. Smooth texture, medium body. Carbonation is on the restrained side. Flavours of canned p...
  • Palo Santo Marron

    12% ABV, Dogfish Head, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware On draught at Dilly Deli, Mariemont OH Served in a snifter, the beer appears black with a pale caramel collar. Aroma is chock-full of malty complexity, with notes of molasses, treacle, toffee, coffee, and caramel. Thick, full-bodied, velvety texture....
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