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Verdant Even Sharks Need Water

Brewery: Verdant Brewing Co.
Country: England
ABV: 6.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Malts – Extra Pale, Wheat, Caramalt, Flaked Barley and Oats. Hops – Citra, Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin

Brewer Description: (from can) Murky, thick, juicy and chewy. It’s like a packet of sherbet sweets drenched in tangy fruit layers cuddled by a comforting bready hug. Soft to drink with a slight creamy texture and medium dry finish. It’s tough to stop drinking it.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.18
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 12th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: An extremely hazy light yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, ripe mango, pineapple, peach with light grass and citrus rind.
Taste: Lots of moderately sweet melon (melon ice cream) and mango with a moderate bitter citrus rind and peel finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink. Strong melon ice cream flavour sweetness was balanced with the moderately bitter finish.

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Verdant Pulp!

Brewery: Verdant Brewing Co.
Country: England
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Malts – Extra Pale Ale, Best Ale, Caragold, Wheat and Dextrose. Hops – Citra, Galaxy, Ekuanot and Columbus

Brewer Description: (from can) This Double IPA is bigger in every way but still retains a dry finish that hides its strength. Massive fruit aromas and flavours combined with hazy golden looks and chewy body really do make this beer a stone fruit pulp fest!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.84
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 1st November 2018, and poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, tropical, mango, peach with light citrus rind and orange peel.
Taste: Mango, apricot, melon, orange peel and zest, grass, dank with a touch of booze on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Great aroma, and I think taste started off well enough, but the finish which was a bit grassy with a touch of booze just seemed to lose all the nice fruitiness that was there at the beginning.

Abnormal Pink Lemonade

Brewery: Abnormal Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5.8%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: Fruited Wheat Ale. Adjuncts – Lemon zest and raspberry

Brewer Description: (from can) The name says it all! This beer tastes just like the iconic summer thirst quencher. We take our base wheat ale and add an abundance of fresh lemon zest, and red raspberry puree. The result is a well balanced, sweet and slightly tart, pink beverage that is so close to the real thing you may not go back. This beer will be released throughout the summer and then again in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Beer 4 Boobs, a fantastic organization supporting breast cancer research, treatment, and prevention.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy orange pinkish red colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Like fruited tea. Sweet-ish, tea, raspberry and lemon zest.
Taste: Lightly sweet, floral tea, raspberry and lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Loved the aroma which was completely my thing. However the taste seemed to be something else as I felt that it was way too floral. It’s also missing some tartness which I think would have balanced it better.

Abnormal Hazy Dreams

Brewery: Abnormal Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 6.9%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Nugget, Cascade, Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra

Brewer Description: (from can) When you pick up this pint, it transports you into a hazy dream of hoppy heaven. The aggressively hop forward nose lends itself to waves of citrus, resin, and tropical fruits dancing in your head. The medium body from oats and unmalted wheat leads you into a hop heavy finish of fresh squeezed orange juice and hints of grapefruit as if you are walking in a orchard of citrus. The finish is clean with a lingering fruitiness that begs for more consumption. When you wake up, you are thirsty and run to the fridge. Fortunately for you this beer is real, and not just in your dreams. Always drink fresh and follow your dreams, the hazier the better.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.82
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 1 pint can, with a canned on date of 18th September 2018, ‘sexy brewers calender 2019’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy yellow orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Melon, pineapple, citrus rind, grapefruit zest with hints of mango and peach.
Taste: Mango, peach, melon, citrus rind, orange juice and grapefruit with light bitterness on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice fruity NEIPA that is easy to drink.

Soma Combo IPA

Brewery: Soma Beer
Country: Spain
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: Could not find much information as an official description.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, lot 069, canned on 2nd October 2018 and with a best before date of 2nd January 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some decent lacing.
Aroma: Mango, papaya, melon, orange, citrus rind, pear and a hint of pine.
Taste: Lightly sweet, juicy, mango, apricot, pineapple, followed by light bitterness, grapefruit rind and citrus zest.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A great tasting NEIPA that is both juicy and easy to drink.