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Ratebeer Rating #1101 – Redhook Eisbock 28

The “Commercial Description” for this beer reads… Eisbock 28 is an ice processed winter warmer. This rich lager is aged for months at temperatures well below freezing and is a deep gold color and...

Ratebeer Rating #1015: Weyerbacher QUAD

The “Commercial Description” for this beer reads… Massively big and delicious, QUAD is an elegant and dark ale. Rich with complexity and flavor, try savoring it after a long day or during a fine...

From the HopPress: Reflections on 1000 Beers

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The HopPress… posted on Saturday, June 12th. I recently reached one of those “important” milestones with my Ratebeer beer collection… my 1,000th beer rating. While I am sure...

From the Hop Press: Beers of Spring

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, March 13th. As spring arrives, so do the beers more appropriate to the season; a return of beers more suited to the...

Ratebeer #974: Stoudt’s Double IPA

I really enjoyed this beer at the Three Penny Tap Room the other night… Stoudt’s Double IPA Poured a pretty golden amber in color with a medium off-white head that produced some very nice...

Pumpkin Ales – A Sign of the Season

I have been drinking a few pumpkin ales lately… ’tis the season for harvest-type ales, of course. I am not usually one for pumpkin beers… typically the spices are just a bit too much for me, but below is a run down of three of my most recent samplings.

#880 – Long Trail Imperial Porter

One their new “Brewmaster & Limited Edition Series”. Like many quality craft brewers these days, Long Trail has created this growing collection of “premium beer”. Currently includes their “Coffee Stout”, “Double IPA” and this “Imperial Porter”.

Clipper City Heavy Seas – The Great Pumpkin Imperial Ale

Pours a nice “pumpkin” amber in color with a very small whitish head that fades to almost nothing… low carbonation. Aroma is slightly sweet and almost all pumpkin spice (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon,etc.) and nothing else. Flavor is a bit more complex. Some pumpkin, spices ( as noted) and a bit of harsh, unpleasant alcohol character. Slightly bitter and astringent at the end. Lingering bitterness with little else.

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