Smuttlabs Finkelstein (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Pale Lager 6.0% ABV From: Hampton, NH Bottled On: 11/11/14 Brewery’s Note: NA The beer pours a pale golden color, much like an American Premium Lager… A big, sudsy head of eggshell-white bubbles forms above the glass and then slowly sinks into a half-finger’s width of frothy suds. The beer leaves a lacing of thin, soapy bubbles that quickly slide away when they … Continue reading Smuttlabs Finkelstein (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Dissenter Imperial IPL (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial India Pale Lager 8.7% ABV 70 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “It’s been a dozen years since we’ve brewed a lager—and, true to form, we’re going big with Dissenter India Pale Lager, our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers. Brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, Dissenter clocks in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs. Our ales are fermented at … Continue reading Dissenter Imperial IPL (Founders Brewing Company)

Spicy Bohemian (Throwback Brewery)

Style: Bohemian Pilsner with Jalapeno Peppers Added 4.8% ABV 40 IBU’s OG: 1.049 Brewer’s Note: “Spicy Bohemian is a crisp and refreshing Bohemian Pilsner dry-hopped with roasted New Hampshire jalapenos.  The result is a well-balanced beer with an inviting pepper aroma.  This beer pairs extremely well with any type of Mexican food, sushi, and many types of hard cheese. Note: the beer’s spiciness can vary … Continue reading Spicy Bohemian (Throwback Brewery)

2nd Anniversary Lager (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Lager 8% ABV 100 IBU’s OG: 17.5 Plato From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “Two years into our brewery and we’re fueling the fires surrounding extremely hoppy beers. In celebration of our anniversary and in support of our fans, we’re brewing this extra hoppy Double IPL. Together, we have taken a journey to redefine the term ‘lager’. Prost!”  The beer’s label is … Continue reading 2nd Anniversary Lager (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

The ABCs (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Lager (DIPL) 7.5% ABV 100 IBU’s OG: 17 Plato Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Calypso, Simcoe From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “We’ve made learning your ABCS easy by adding copious amounts of Apollo, Bravo, Calypso, and Simcoe. Intense hoppy aromas of stone fruit, citrus flavors, and piney spiciness. Deep golden in color with a resinous haze. A true celebration of hops.” The beer’s … Continue reading The ABCs (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

R.I.P.L. Effect (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Rye India Pale Lager 5.75% ABV 65 IBU’s O.G.: 13.75 Hops: Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo Malt: 35% Rye Malt from Triticale, MA Brewer’s Note: “What do you get when you combine the dry malt backbone of a Pilsner, the aromatic hops of an IPA and the spiciness of a Rye Lager? You get a special blend of flavors that’s sure to send … Continue reading R.I.P.L. Effect (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Kiwi Rising (Jack’s Abbey Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Lager (Technically an American Imperial Pilsner) 8.5% ABV 105 IBU’s OG: 19.5º Plato Bottled in November 2012 Brewer’s Notes: “This is an intensely hoppy and strong lager that we refer to as a Double India Pale Lager. Over four pounds of hops per BBL of New Zealand hops (Kiwi Hops) were used in progressively larger hop additions throughout the brewing process. … Continue reading Kiwi Rising (Jack’s Abbey Brewing Company)