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Sierra Nevada – 40th Anniversary Hoppy Ale

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California Style:  IPA ABV:  6% IBUs:   65 Rate Beer:  90/100 Pour:  Golden orange colour with a small white head. Immediately get a big hit of citrus aromas. Candied Orange and melon with hints of mango which is backed up on first sip. A little bitterness that I come to expect with […]

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Rogue Ales – Dreamland

Brewery: Rogue Brewery in Oregon Style:  American Lager ABV:  4.2% IBUs:   14 Rate Beer:  47/100 Pour:  Light straw colour with a big white head that settles in. True to style with bready, malty notes and a thin flavour. Inspired by a dream and proceeds to resurrect a local skate park, this tall boy is perfect for […]

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Brooklyn Brewery – Bel Air Sour

Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, New York Style:  Sour ABV:  4.5% Rate Beer:  44/100 Pour:  Rich yellow colour with a thin white head. Soft, refreshing and tart flavour. Slight tropical notes and quite quaffable. You know I’ve never really used that word before. Never liked it but here we are in isolation and trying to do […]

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Bell’s – Two Hearted Ale

I often think back to what first drew me to IPAs. Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA and Ballast Point Big Eye. Both malty, hoppy goodness. Stone Brewing and Brew Dog bringing hops to the forefront.

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Sierra Nevada – Fantastic Haze

Sierra Nevada’s imperial version of Hazy Little Thing. A bold hoppy IPA that is less hazy but more IIPA.

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Sierra Nevada – Porter

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen or had this porter from Sierra Nevada. Like many of the early beer experimentation days, they all seemed to stem from Sierra Nevada.

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Sierra Nevada – 30th Anniversary

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style:  Grand Cru ABV:  9.2% Rate Beer:  99/100 Pour:  ***lost review from 2016***500th blog post*** Toffee brown with no head. I had been saving this beer for a special occasion. I always envisioned it would be a happy one, but unfortunately this beer is to celebrate the short life […]

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Saint Archer – Blonde Ale

Brewery: Saint Archer in San Diego, California USA Style:  Kolsch ABV:  4.8% Rate Beer:  34/100 Pour:  ***lost review from 2016*** Pale light yellow with minimal to no head on pour. This one is a little disappointing. Stock standard beer that looks and tastes like it would sit next to  a Miller’s Lite or Coors. Only good […]