AF Brew Breeder Reactor

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 6.7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Nuclear powered IPA DDH Idaho 7 x Citra x Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) Our first new release of 2018: a nuclear powered NE IPA double dry-hopped with good old Citra and Simcoe, plus a new breed known as Idaho-7. Allegedly, as bright and vivid as the first four 200-watt light bulbs illuminated in 1951 at EBR-I, first Experimental Breeder Reactor located in Idaho desert.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 15th October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus pith, orange, mandarin, pine, but also a bit chalky at times.
Taste: Citrusy, lots of pith and rind, juicy, with a touch of pineapple and a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice citrusy flavours, but the aroma was not really my thing.

AF Brew Eat The Dust! DDH Citra

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Double IPA DDH Citra

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) Eat the Dust! is a new round in our ‘haze craze and juicy race’. It’s a DDH all-Citra, and nothing but 20 g/l of pellets and 3 g/l of lupulin powder literally smuggled into Russia. You can’t get further into the hops after all that.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 14th October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy straw yellow colour with a three finger white head that had great retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, citrus, orange, lemon zest and pith, with a good smack of tropical pineapple and mango at the end.
Taste: Like the aroma, juicy, citrus, mandarin, orange peel, lemon zest and pith, light bitterness with tropical mango and pineapple on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was enjoyable, better than Mosaic and Simcoe in my opinion although admittedly this is two or three weeks fresher. Good juicy citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma and taste.

AF Brew Eat The Dust! DDH Simcoe

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Double IPA DDH Simcoe

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.95
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 27th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow orange colour with a two finger white head that had moderately good retention but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, moderately sweet, citrus zest and pith, with a good splash of mango and tropical fruits.
Taste: Lightly bitter, citrusy orange zest and pith, slight dankness and onion, with notes of mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and enjoyable, but if the tropical fruit was even more pronounced, it would have been even better.

AF Brew Eat The Dust! DDH Mosaic

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Double IPA DDH Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) Eat the Dust! is a new round in our ‘haze craze and juicy race’. It’s a DDH all-Mosaic, and nothing but 20 g/l of pellets and 3 g/l of lupulin powder. You can’t get further into the hops after all that.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.54
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 12th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, orange zest and pith, mandarin, floral, a touch herbal and mango.
Taste: Citrus zest and pith, dank, floral, rose, blossoms, herbal, and hints of mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s ok, but a bit too much floral and herbal notes and not enough tropical fruits for me.

Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Meringue-Utang Pavlova Double NEIPA v.2

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7.2%
Style: American Milkshake Double IPA
Other Notes: 23 IBUs. Malts – Wheat, Oats, Pale and Carahell. Hops – Whatever our mates could smuggle in. Yeast – London III. Fruit – Strawberry, Passion Fruit, Vanilla and Lactose

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: pavlova, tropical fruits, juicy.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 8th April 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy slightly murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, lactose, pavlova, strawberry, with hints of tart tropical fruits.
Taste: Light tartness, mixed tropical fruits, strawberry, pineapple, passion fruit, moderately sweet, vanilla and lactose.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice fruity and juicy flavours balanced with the sweetness of vanilla and lactose. I actually think I prefer version 1 (which had kiwi added) a bit more as it was more pavlova like, but this was still an enjoyable Milkshake Double IPA.