Category Archives: USA

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.

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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.

Kings Mosaic Juice

Brewery: Kings Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 7.4%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Collaboration with Beer Zombies

Brewer Description: Not much I could find for an official description.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky dark orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Passionfruit, mango and orange zest with light citrus rind.
Taste: Juicy with a hint of bitterness. Tropical fruitiness with touches of citrus. Unripe mango, passionfruit, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus rind and zest.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable NEIPA with a good amount of fruit and juiciness.

Bearded Iris Chasing Rainbows Six

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 5.8%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Denali . Styrian Wolf . Citra

Brewer Description: (from website) With this week’s release, we’re thinking of all our east coast friends facing down Florence. A wide-arcing display of citra + denali + styrian wolf that glistens with notes of strawberry creamsaver, heavy pulp orange juice, crushed pineapple & lime soda, alongside a sprinkling of blue, indigo, and violet to round it off.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark yellow colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention, but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple and orange juice with a hint of pear and lime.
Taste: Fruity, light bitterness, similar to the aroma with orange juice, mandarin zest and pith, milky fruit, pineapple and a touch of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice, its fruity but not really as juicy as expected, maybe because of the milky fruitiness that comes through in the taste.

Bearded Iris Roadmap

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 7.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Citra . African Queen . Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from website) Who’s to say where it’ll take you exactly, but this new DIPA seeks a bold explorer. Unfurl african queen + citra + mosaic hops to chart a course through mysterious mountains of black currant and gooseberry, quiet forests of lemongrass and bubblegum & an invigorating oasis of soft, ripe citrus fruit.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 5th September 2018, ‘Make sure you got your funderwear on’. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, pineapple, mango, papaya with some light citrus zest, orange, grapefruit rind and pine.
Taste: Citrus rind and zest, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and mango with a touch of booze.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice DIPA with good fruity flavours. The booziness was a bit surprising given it’s only 7.9% ABV. Would’ve been even better if this was hidden.