Sam Adams Rebel Juiced IPA

Sam Adams Rebel Juiced (A)IPA is 6.2 ABV and and 55 IBU.  The appearance is orange amber and the nose light citrus hop.  The flavor is a balance of  sweet malt and tropical mango hop.  Mouthfeel is moderate and crisp and edges watery.  Juiced is decent, and attempts to emulate the tropical, juicy hop style coming out of NE farmhouse breweries.  It certainly has availability going for it, as I’ve seen this on tap several times at places where a Sam Adams may be the best choice.

Trout Town Breaking Point Barleywine

Trout Town Breaking Point Barleywine is 12.5 ABV and 60 IBU and pours light coppery.  The nose and palate are sweet oak, toffee malts, vanilla, rum raisin and a bit spicy.  The finish is long and bittersweet.  Mouthfeel is bouncy enough but has a level of creamy stickiness.  I’m glad I got to try this both on tap and from a full bottle at home.  Trout Town is a lovely brewery in that Sullivan county area of NY.

Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler

Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler is a 4.1 ABV fruit beer.  The appearance is hazy orange and the nose lemony ginger.  The flavor follows, lemon and ginger sweetness, finishing bittersweet.  Mouthfeel is crisp and drinkable and drinks a bit like a soda, however, it’s not much like the hard colas that are popular as of late.  It’s nice and refreshing and while the abv is low it’s not very noticeable.

Allagash Hugh Malone

Allagash Hugh Malone is a 7.7 ABV Belgian style IPA with Maine barley and wheat, imported pilsner and chinook, centennial and amarillo hops..  The appearance is hazy orange with a huge frothy head and the nose funky yeast and bright citrus.  The flavor follows, funky yeast and spice finishing with a citrus zest bitterness.  Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.  I’m really enjoying this, Allagash is a top notch brewery and I appreciate the nod to fresh local ingredients.

Talisker Storm

Talisker Storm is a 91.6 proof single malt from the Island of Skye.  Storm is the 10 year old with an as advertised addition of “smoke, spice and flavor”.  The palate is full of campfire smoke, spice, brine, peat and oak with a kiss of sea air.  It drinks very rich and leathery and goes down warming and smooth.  At under $100 a bottle this is a must have for any enthusiast.  One of my favorites.


Brooklyn Bel Air Sour

Brooklyn Bel Air Sour is a 5 .8 ABV American Wild Ale.  The appearance is cloudy orange and the nose lactic sourness.   The flavor follows, tart lactic citrus with notes of lemongrass and some spice finishing with a light bitterness.  Mouthfeel is clean and crisp and moderately carbonated.  It’s a very refreshing, accessible sour, very nice.

Southern Tier Creme Brulee

Southern Tier Creme Brulee is a 10 ABV Milk/Sweet stout with a near black pour.  The nose and flavor are strongly sweet and reminds me of a syrupy coffee flavoring, however, the creme brulee does come across.  Mouthfeel is a bit thick with lower carbonation but not cloying, that ABV is absolutely hidden by the sweetness.  It’s totally a novelty beer but worth trying for sure.

Rohrbach Railroad Street

Rohrbach Railroad Street (A)IPA is 6.5 ABV and pours orange amber.  The nose and palate are sweet malt and an earthy, oniony hop.  Mouthfeel is crisp and moderate and drinkable.  This one is fairly local to me at least, from Rochester, NY.  It’s fine and drinkable and was worth picking up but not much more to be said about it, no need to seek out again.

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid is an 8 ABV, 102 IBU ADIIPA, this is technically a re-review with a newer brewing.  The pour is orange amber and the nose all dank, pine citrus.  The flavor follows, sweet malt in good balance with that dank west coast hop profile.  Mouthfeel is moderate but creamy.  Hop Stoopid is a classic, homerun ADIIPA and worth trying for any beer fan.