Category Archives: 3 – Indifferent (buy if no other choice)

Garage Project West Coast Ultra Dry IPA

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 7%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) A new level of refreshment. This is West Coast Ultra – Dry IPA. Big on hops, low on carbs – not that you need it, you’re looking bloody good! It’s an ultra dry west coast hop bomb packed with Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado – all the hop flavours of an IPA brewed longer for a crisper, cleaner, more refreshing finish. The perfect beer to enjoy with other bloody good looking people who don’t need to worry about carbs.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 26th April 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a slight orange hue, and a two finger white head that had good retention while leaving behind some decent lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy mandarin flesh, rind and peel, tropical mango, melon, mixed berries and pine.
Taste: Piney, citrusy grapefruit, mandarin rind and peel, with a hint of mango.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice with great aromas and balanced flavours.

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Knee Deep Hop-Trio Triple IPA

Brewery: Knee Deep Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 11.1%
Style: American Triple IPA
Other Notes: 122 IBUs. Hops – Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo

Brewer Description: (from website) Triple IPA brewed and dry hopped with large amounts of Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops that delivers exploding tropical fruit and citrus aromas and flavor. Intense hop aromas that are sure to stimulate your olfactory receptors.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.61
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 23rd July 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear copper colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had great retention and left lots of nice fluffy sticky lacing.
Aroma: Resinous pine, grass, grapefruit, citrus rind, orange juice, light caramel and a touch of booze.
Taste: Pine, resiny, light caramel sweetness, citrusy, grapefruit rind, orange peel, orange juice, booze, a touch of stone fruit, and a moderately bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not bad at all, but perhaps a bit too boozy. I would have enjoyed it even more if the booze could have been hidden.

Sierra Nevada Single Hop Amarillo IPA

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 6.7%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 55 IBUs. Single Hop Pack

Brewer Description: (from box) Each hop varietal has its own distinct flavor and aroma, which our brewers use in various combinations to create different flavors in our beers. Sometimes, though, we prefer to strip away those layers and let the bold flavor of an individual hop shine through. Discover the flavors of these unique single hops in this all-new pack of four hop-heavy beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, packaged on 5th September 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy orange, grapefruit and lemon zest with hints of tropical peach, apricot and mango.
Taste: Moderate bitterness, light sweet caramel malt, biscuit, melon, peach, apricot, grass, pine and light herbal.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice with good bitterness, but the aroma was probably more promising that it tasted.

Sierra Nevada Single Hop Citra IPL

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Single Hop Pack

Brewer Description: (from box) Each hop varietal has its own distinct flavor and aroma, which our brewers use in various combinations to create different flavors in our beers. Sometimes, though, we prefer to strip away those layers and let the bold flavor of an individual hop shine through. Discover the flavors of these unique single hops in this all-new pack of four hop-heavy beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, packaged on 5th September 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, cracker malt, lemon, lime peel and citrus zest with a hint of passionfruit.
Taste: Moderate bitterness, grainy, lemon peel, lime and grass with hints of melon and passionfruit.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice and refreshing with good citrus notes and bitterness.

Sierra Nevada Single Hop El Dorado Session IPA

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.6%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Single Hop Pack

Brewer Description: (from box) Each hop varietal has its own distinct flavor and aroma, which our brewers use in various combinations to create different flavors in our beers. Sometimes, though, we prefer to strip away those layers and let the bold flavor of an individual hop shine through. Discover the flavors of these unique single hops in this all-new pack of four hop-heavy beers.

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

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, packaged on 5th September 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit, mandarin, citrus zest, pear, with light malty biscuit, caramel, honey and hints of grass.
Taste: Orange, orange zest, lemon, light stone fruit, pineapple, hint of mango, grass and pine. Light to moderate sweetness and light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice Session IPA. Light and easy to drink as it should be, with some good El Dorado influences.