Category Archives: Beer Reviews

Gweilo IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.8%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: 50 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo IPA is a session style beer, perfect for the heat of Hong Kong. It is intensely dry hopped with Mosaic, creating a bold nose of melon, citrus and pine. This is nicely balanced by a malty backbone, delivering an IPA punching well above its weight.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.81
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 29th June 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had excellent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange zest, peel and rind, floral, honeydew melon, pine and a very small hint of caramel malt.
Taste: Light bitterness, biscuit malt, orange peel, bittersweet tea and a hint of lemon.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and refreshing Session IPA.

Advertisements

Epic Los Locos

Brewery: Epic Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.8%
Style: International Pale Lager
Other Notes: Mexican-style Lager, lager with lime and sea salt added

Brewer Description: (from can) Take the beach with you anytime, anywhere, and skip the LIMES. We’ve already done the work for you. A squeeze of natural lime juice and a touch of sea salt make this Mexican-Style Lager bright, a little tart, and perfectly refreshing.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.49
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can with no canned on or best before date. The only thing I see is on the bottom of the can “5507, up in smoke”. Poured into an Epic pint glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy, golden straw pale yellow colour with a just less than one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malt, corn and a dash of lime.
Taste: Lightly tart, sweet malts, lime, corn and a hint of salt.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Light and easy to drink. Another good hot summer thirst quencher.

Garage Project Beyond The Pale – Strange Ways

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 4.4%
Style: International Sour Ale

Brewer Description: (from can) Beyond The Pale, our yearly celebration of New Zealand’s fabulous fringe festival and the perfect excuse to brew something a little ‘out there’… even a little bizzare. This year, for the organoleptic delight of the avant garde drinker, we present Strange Ways – a kettle soured beer infused with raspberry, tomato and basil. Odd bedfellows indeed, but the result is a distinctly refreshing sour beer with a truly unique fruity twist. Strange Ways here we come.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.04
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 27th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy pale orange pinkish colour with a two finger very slightly off white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart raspberries with maybe a hint of tomato.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry and lemon juice with a touch of tomato juice at the end.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and very easy to drink with nice fruity flavours. Carbonation might be a bit too high, but not a big problem. I’m only getting hints of the tomato but none of the basil, which was unfortunate since raspberry and basil is a good combo.

Moonzen South Cloud Lager

Brewery: Moonzen Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.5%
Style: International Pale Lager
Other Notes: Brewed with Yunnan Raw Pu’er tea

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Be blown away with this refreshingly crisp brisk lager brewed with southern hops and Yunnan Raw Pu’er tea. Be overflowed by its fragrance and soar like an immortal.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.85
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 27th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden pale straw yellow colour with a just over one finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, floral, lemon, grass, pear and tea leaves.
Taste: Grainy, grass, lemon, Chinese tea leaves, with hints of floral and wood here and there.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied and highly carbonated.
Overall: Nice drinking for a hot summer day. Light and crisp, maybe a tad bit too carbonated, but easy flavours to quench thirst.

Omnipollo x Tired Hands Raspberry Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Omnipollo x Tired Hands Brewing Co.
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from Omnipollo Instagram) Dreamt up with our sweet angel creative genius life mates at Tired Hands Brewing Co. back in March 2015. Brewed with wheat, oats and lactose sugar. Conditioned atop vanilla and exceedingly aromatic raspberry. Consumingly hopped with Mosaic and Citra.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 28th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very nice looking cloudy ruby red colour with a two and a half finger pinkish head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, raspberry flavoured candy and berry jammy.
Taste: Tart, raspberry unset jello liquid, raspberry candy sweetness, jammy with a touch of sourness at the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a tinge of alcohol on the back end.
Overall: Nice looking, nice aroma and good flavours. Not really much of an IPA though, and seems closer to a Fruit Beer.