Wren House Sad Boy Wally

Brewery: Wren House Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 10.5%
Style: American Triple IPA

Brewer Description: (from facebook can release page) Sad Boy Wally is our latest installment in the Wally Triple IPA series. Brewed with American pale malt, malted white wheat, and boiled alongside Arizona wildflower honey. Hopped and dry hopped with the most citrus forward hops we could get our hands on! Featuring Citra, Amarillo, Cascade Lupulin Pellets, and Columbus. We got a little crazy with this one and topped our previous hop usage record with a massive 9lb/bbl hopping rate. In order to highlight these huge citrus flavors we kept the abv in check at 10.5%. We’re picking up huge aromas of candied orange/grapefruit, a total citrus bomb!! Mouthfeel is super thick with almost no perceived bitterness. Absolutely our favorite Triple IPA to date!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 15th March 2018. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: It was a cloudy mango juice orange with a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some thin but nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange juice, grapefruit, mango and light candied citrus.
Taste: Tangy, bittersweet, citrus, orange rind, grapefruit peel, pine and pineapple with only a hint of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was pretty good, but perhaps too purely citrusy for me to fully appreciate.

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Magnify Maine Event

Brewery: Magnify Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: A bit light, but there’s peach sour gummy candy, papaya, light citrus peel, pine, resin and a hint of milk candy on the finish.
Taste: Light bitterness, light mango, orange peel, orange rind, grapefruit, pine and resin.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice IPA, but not really ‘juicy’, which is what I enjoy in a NEIPA.

Lervig Tasty Juice

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Double hopped Citra India Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from can) Tasty Juice is a double hopped India Pale Ale. It holds massive tropical & dank flavors from the double load of Citra hops.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 7th March 2018 and with a best before date of 7th September 2018. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed taster glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango, peach, citrusy grapefruit and lemon zest.
Taste: Juicy, light mango, citrus grapefruit, pine, dank and with a hint of vanilla on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and juicy IPA with good aromas and flavours.

Mikkeller NYC x Other Half All Royal Everything

Brewery: Mikkeller Brewing NYC x Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Queen’s Edition. Collaboration with Other Half Brewing

Brewer Description: (from Mikkeller NYC menu) IIPA w/ Idaho-7, Amarillo, Mosaic & Citra.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.57
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 1st May 2018. Poured into a MBCC 2018 taster glass.
Appearance: A cloudy dark orange colour with a one finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, pine, peach, mandarin, sweet marmalade and a touch of bitter grapefruit peel.
Taste: Sweet, peach, pineapple, malt, honey, with light spice, light herbal and light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aromas were good, but on the whole, perhaps too sweet for my liking. The light bitterness at the end was not enough to balance the sweetness from the malt.

Cantillon Cinsault

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: Unknown (n/a)
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Cinsault grapes, 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: Not much information I can find, but as far as I can gather, Fruit Lambic made with Cinsault grapes.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml bottle at the brewery, 2017 vintage. Poured into a Cantillon taster glass.
Appearance: A clear ruby purple red colour, with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly and left sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, red wine, grape and strawberries.
Taste: Lightly sour and tart, lots of red wine qualities, grape, strawberry and mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: As close to red wine as I’ve ever tried in a beer. Good aromas and flavour.