Category Archives: 4 – Good (buy)

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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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.

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 Attention Please!

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Pillowy . tropical . Citra

Brewer Description: (from website) A Double IPA with 100% Citra. Mic check, mic check. It’s verbose, yet smooth, and always ready to have the last word.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 4th September 2018, ‘A real driver knows what’s in his car’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky hazy mango juice orange with a one finger white head that had decent retention but only left sparse lacing.
Aroma: Mango, pineapple, peach, mandarin, citrus rind and a touch of pine.
Taste: Juicy, mango, peach and pineapple, citrusy mandarin, orange rind and a hint of spice on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A wonderful Double IPA with great flavours that made it just so easy to drink.

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #11

Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe hops.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 8th October 2018, with a drink by date of 19th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical and citrus, grape, mango, orange, orange rind and pine.
Taste: Fruity, mango, grape, pineapple, melon, citrus rind, a touch of berries, lightly floral and a hint of dankness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another nice DIPA by Hill Farmstead. Easy to drink with its good tropical and citrus fruitiness.