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Heretic Brewing – Juicier Than Thou

Brewery:  Heretic Brewing in Fairfield, California  Style:   NEIPA ABV:   6.5% IBUs:    40 Rate Beer:   86/100 Pour:   A golden hazy colour with a creamy white head. Firstly, it’s good to see these guys back in Aussie bottle shops. I’ve been a long time fan of their beers. Secondly, this is a juicy little hop bomb of a NEIPA […]

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Sierra Nevada – Dankful IPA

Brewery:  Sierra Nevada in Chico, California  Style:   IPA ABV:   7.4% IBUs:    55 Rate Beer:   97/100 Pour:   A beautiful golden colour with a big, fluffy white head. Big hoppy aromas. Dank, piney, resinous flavour. Hints of bubblegum and stone fruit. Lovely bitterness with a little bit of spiciness in the backend. This reminds me why I fell in […]

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Blue Moon Belgian White Ale

Brewery: Blue Moon Brewing Co in Denver, Colorado Style:  Belgian Wit ABV:  5.4% Rate Beer:  29/100 Pour: Light golden yellow with a decent white head that fades out.  Not as hazy as you’d expect from a Belgian witbier but heavy candied orange aromas. A smooth body with a slight creaminess and that candied orange comes through on the flavour. Blue Moon doesn’t […]

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Level Beer – Chocolate Dynamite

Brewery: Level Beer in Portland, Oregon Style:  Chocolate Stout ABV:  6.1% Rate Beer:  73/100 Pour: Dark brown bordering on black with a thin tan head First sip and I can taste creamy, dark chocolate. A delicious beer perfect as an after dinner beer in lieu of dessert. But even if you did say yes to sweets, this would pair well with […]

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Deschutes – Wowza Lo Carb Hazy Pale Ale

Brewery: Deschutes Brewery in Oregon, USA Style:  Hazy Pale Ale ABV:  4% IBUs:   40 Rate Beer:  63/100 Pour:  pale white to straw in colour. Not much of a head.  A low carb, low calorie, hazy pale ale in a tall boy can. 2020 has certainly been a weird year. This beer is interesting. Soft pine and citrus aroma but quite a dry and bittering […]

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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 […]