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)

Big Beer Series: Frankenlager (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Pale Lager 6.1% ABV 60 IBU OG: 15° Plato Malt: North American 2-Row Hops: Bittering- Magnum, Flavor and Dry Hop- Saphir Yeast: WLP-920 Old Bavarian Lager Brewery’s Note: “When you pour Frankenlager into a glass, you’ll be struck by its deep golden color, clarity, a signature grapey aroma and clean malt character./ Our new, automated, German brewhouse gives us excellent controls over mash … Continue reading Big Beer Series: Frankenlager (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

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)