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)

Floral IPA – 2012 IPA Beer Camp #53 (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: English/Herbal India Pale Ale (IPA) 5.9% ABV See Review of Oatmeal Stout for my review of the Beer Camp labels. To start off this review, I will quote the back of the bottle so as to enlighten the unenlightened as to why the Floral IPA got its name, and what makes it different from the average IPA.  The back of the bottle reads: “This unique take … Continue reading Floral IPA – 2012 IPA Beer Camp #53 (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Burton Baton (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Style: Oak Aged American Double/Imperial IPA 10% ABV 70 IBU’s Dogfish Head Brewer’s Notes from Website: “For Burton Baton, we brew two “threads,” or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.  After fementating the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they’re transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a … Continue reading Burton Baton (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Lunch (Maine Beer Company)

Style: American IPA 7.0% ABV Color – Orange O.G. – 1.061 Malt – American 2-Row, CaraPils, Caramel 40L, Munich 10L, Red Wheat Hops – Warrior, Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe   This beer’s label is another example of minimalism from the Maine Beer Company.  The whale’s back is a little interpretive as the graphic on this bottle, and I honestly didn’t recognize it was that until I … Continue reading Lunch (Maine Beer Company)

Hi.P.A. (Magic Hat Brewing Company)

Style: American India Pale Ale 6.7% ABV 70 IBU’s Yeast: English Ale Hops: Columbus Malts: Pale Gravity: 15.50 Plato SRM: 3.5 Cap Quote: “You owe you a beer”   I really love this bottle’s label.  The cool seventies psychedelic album feel of the label is just perfect.  I love the color scheme of turquoise, blue and gold, and the font works perfectly with the seventies feel, and overall this is … Continue reading Hi.P.A. (Magic Hat Brewing Company)

Devil Dancer (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA 12% ABV 112 IBU’s Bottled On: 04/01/2012 Brewing Notes: Dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties.   This bottle is properly devilish in accordance with the beer’s name.  The subdued red and black color scheme remind me very much of classical-style paintings from the 19th and early 20th Century almost like the early movie posters of … Continue reading Devil Dancer (Founders Brewing Company)

2012 Hoptimum (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: Whole-Cone Imperial India Pale Ale 100 IBU’s 10.4% ABV   This is a beautiful bottle.  I love the dapper gentleman with the white bow tie, high neck collar, and hope cone head.  The hop vines on the side add an awesome regally-natural feel, and the text is excellent and old timey/futuristic if that makes sense.  The bottle puts all the warnings, etcetera on the … Continue reading 2012 Hoptimum (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)