Tröegs Nugget Nectar (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial/Double Amber/Red Ale or India Red Ale 7.5% ABV 93ish IBU’s Color (SRM): Straw / Orange Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich Hops: Nugget, Warrior, Tomahawk, Simcoe, Palisade HopBack Hops: Nugget Yeast: Ale Brewer’s Note: “Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up! Nugget Nectar Ale will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting … Continue reading Tröegs Nugget Nectar (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Lagunitas Sucks Brown Sugga Substitute Ale (The Lagunitas Brewing Company)

Style: Double/Imperial IPA 7.85% ABV 63.21 IBU’s O.G.: 1.085 The whole concept and naming Lagunitas Sucks is clever and hilarious, and I applaud the brewery for operating with their tongues in their cheeks.  The bottle label is printed on a beautifully thick and textured piece of paper, which I really do appreciate visually, the label is clever and interesting, though it doesn’t blow me away.  … Continue reading Lagunitas Sucks Brown Sugga Substitute Ale (The Lagunitas Brewing Company)

Founders Imperial Stout (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV 90 IBU’s Brewer’s Note: “Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.” This label is pretty funky.  It’s another great sigil label with an awesome … Continue reading Founders Imperial Stout (Founders Brewing Company)

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: American Saison/Farmhouse Ale 8.0% ABV 38 IBU’s Color (EBC): 12 O.G.: 17.3 Plato F.G.: 2.5 Plato CO2 – Bottles: 3.5 vol. (7.0 g/L) Brewer’s Note: “Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a … Continue reading Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Boulevard Brewing Company)

New England Gangsta’ (Earth Eagle Brewings)

Style: American West Coast IPA 6.5% ABV The beer pours a hazy murky marmalade color with a white fluffy head that fades onto the edges of the glass.  Lacing is not really noticeable, slipping off the side of the glass almost as quickly as the liquid.  As I said, the beers body is pretty murky and opaque with some carbonation bubbles, but nothing of the … Continue reading New England Gangsta’ (Earth Eagle Brewings)

Hoponius Union (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: American India Pale Lager 6.7% ABV OG: 15.5 Plato 65 IBU’s Brewer’s Notes: “This lager harmoniously combines lager yeast fermentation and west coast IPA hops. Our India style Pale Lager is like a traditional IPA but with a twist – it’s fermented cold and aged for extended periods. A blend of classic American hops creates a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma. A … Continue reading Hoponius Union (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Flying Mouflan (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Style: American Barleywine 9.3% ABV 100-ish IBU’s Color: Dark Mahogany Malts: Euro Pils, Vienna, Munich, Dark Crystal Hops: Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe HopBack Hops: Whole leaf Nugget, Simcoe Yeast: Ale JuJu: Cane Sugar As with all Tröegs bottles, I like this one a lot.  The graphic art/comic book-style to the label is just great, the colors are vibrant, and the text is pretty funky.  This is … Continue reading Flying Mouflan (Tröegs Brewing Company)