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  • Torpedo Extra IPA

    7.2% ABV, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico, CA Bright, clear copper appearance. Cream-coloured head fell to a thin layer & collar, leaving some lace. American hop aroma, with citrus & some pine; not overwhelming, but a more moderate intensity. Flavour is much bigger – sharply citric up front, ...
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  • B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher

    Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout, 9.4% ABV, Hoppin’ Frog, Akron, OH On draught at Chappy’s Tap Room and Grille, Moraine, OH Opaque black with a thin caramel-beige head and collar. Rich malt aroma with notes of molasses, coffee, alcohol, and sweet cocoa. Full bodied...
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  • Wisconsin Belgian Red Style

    5.1% ABV, Wisconsin ale brewed brewed with Montmorency cherries from Door County and lagered in oak tanks. New Glarus Brewing, WI I've read about this beer for years, and finally was able to pick up a couple bottles when I was back in Wisconsin last year (they don't distribute outside of...
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  • Vichtenaar Flemish Ale

    West Flemish red-brown ale matured in oak casks Brouwerij Verhaeghe (Vichte, Belgium) Garnet red hue, clear, with a million bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. Sparse foam head diminishes to a patch of pale eggshell composed of all sizes of bubbles. Strong aroma note of balsamic vinegar, w...
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  • Maudite

    8% ABV  Strong amber-red ale Unibroue - Chambly, Quebec   Deep amber-orange colour, clear, with lots of tiny bubbles rising into a dense1/4” layer of creamy beige foam. Really holds that head all the way down! Not much lacing on the glass, though. Aromas of yeast, candied fru...
  • Petit Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel

    9% ABV, Batch #2 (dated best before end 2009) Brasserie D’Achouffe, Belgium Pours a hazy warm brassy golden hue, with some yeast sediment mixed in, and a lovely white head of foam composed mostly of larger bubbles. Fresh, floral aroma with tart citrus and a bready yeast note in the background...
  • De Ranke XX Bitter

    On draught at Dilly Deli, Mariemont, OH, 6.2% ABV, Brouwerij De Ranke, Wevelgem Belgium Hazy golden hue capped with thick, dense mousse-like head. Aroma is tangy-tart and spicy with cloves, some pepper and yeast. Moderately full-bodied, creamy texture, tingly carbonation. Tastes of clove with ...
  • Cabo Wabo blanco tequila

    A little change of pace here - tequila tasting! Cabo Wabo blanco tequila - 100% agave - 40% ABV, tasted straight Pure, clear appearance. Appetizing aroma of vegetal agave with wet desert sand. Viscous on the palate. Some alcohol burn accompanies an initial sweetness which turns dryish with notes o...
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  • Ommegeddon

    "Funkhouse ale with Brettanomyces" Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY  8% ABV, Batch #2, March 2008 I just love the label for this beer! The beer itself pours a clear, bright honey gold capped by a thick, dense white mousse of a head. Streams of bubbles rise generously into the foam. Refreshin...
  • Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale

    Anderson Valley Brewing, Boonville, CA 10.0% ABV Colour is bright old gold to very pale amber and clear. The near-white inch of foam dissipates to a thin layer and collar. Aroma is yeasty with a clove note, some mild grainy malt and light fruitiness. Moderately full body with a very smooth tex...
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