Category Archives: My Rating (out of 5)

Gweilo Gutsy Guava IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 65 IBUs. Seasonal Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gutsy Guava IPA is the first in our seasonal range. The pink guava with its fresh, fruity sweetness is complimented by Simcoe, Mosaic and Denali. This magic combination delivers a burst of tropical flavours.

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

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 5th July 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Floral and guava, grapefruit rind and peel, pine and light biscuit.
Taste: Lightly sweet, guava, grapefruit, lemon, pine, grass and a touch of biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice sweet guava notes although the citrus kept pushing to overpower it. But still, nice and easy to drink.

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Gweilo American IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 60 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo American IPA is a tropical hop bomb. We use an insane amount of Simcoe, Chinook and Eureka to create a juicy, citrus explosion. The pale malt base of this IPA allows the hops to steal the limelight and fire up your taste buds.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 27th June 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a just over two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Light tropical peach, mango, citrus grapefruit, grapefruit rind, orange zest, floral, pine, lemon and grass.
Taste: Light biscuit, citrusy, bitter, grapefruit, pine, lemon and grass.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Good aromas with nice bitter and citrusy flavours.

Gweilo IPA

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

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: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

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.

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.