Category: Beer Reviews

Westbrook IPA

Hops just about dominate Westbrook IPA. The lightly sweet caramel malts are quickly overtaken by citrus and floral hops. The earthy hop finish reminds me a lot of COAST HopArt (another outstanding South Carolina...

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum

Sierra Nevada is a whole-cone DIPA beast clocking in at 10.4% ABV and 100 IBU. Things start out with sweet malts and tropical fruits that linger behind some massive hops. Getting some notes of grapefruit...

Anderson Valley Imperial IPA

Anderson Valley Imperial IPA is a really flavorful American Double/Imperial IPA. The citrus hops are the star of the show, there’s a huge orange flavor throughout. Notes of pine are evident along with some light toffee as...

Allagash Curieux

Allagash Curieux is a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel. You would not expect a Tripel to be bourbon barrel aged, but it works so well with this beer. The bourbon adds a lot of vanilla, a touch of...

Avery Samael’s Oak Aged Ale

Avery  Samael’s Oak Aged Ale is an English Barleywine. This bottle is Vintage 2009 Batch # 5, aged 3 years and clocking in at a monster 16.45% abv. From their website “A super-caramelly, oak-aged strong English-style...

Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA

Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA is an American IPA. Hops are pretty dominate from the start, a lot of citrus peel with a hint of pine. There is just enough sweetness to balance things out...

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout is a very complex American Double/Imperial Stout. This beer literally has about everything you want in a barrel-aged stout: Huge dark chocolate, caramel/toffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, roasted (slightly...

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA is an American IPA. Aggressive prickly hop bitterness with a nice orange citrus zing. The consistent caramel malt backbone does it’s job adding some balance. Not overly complex, it’s a...