AF Brew Eat The Dust! DDH Simcoe

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Double IPA DDH Simcoe

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.95
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 27th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow orange colour with a two finger white head that had moderately good retention but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, moderately sweet, citrus zest and pith, with a good splash of mango and tropical fruits.
Taste: Lightly bitter, citrusy orange zest and pith, slight dankness and onion, with notes of mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and enjoyable, but if the tropical fruit was even more pronounced, it would have been even better.

AF Brew Eat The Dust! DDH Mosaic

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Double IPA DDH Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) Eat the Dust! is a new round in our ‘haze craze and juicy race’. It’s a DDH all-Mosaic, and nothing but 20 g/l of pellets and 3 g/l of lupulin powder. You can’t get further into the hops after all that.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.54
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 12th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, orange zest and pith, mandarin, floral, a touch herbal and mango.
Taste: Citrus zest and pith, dank, floral, rose, blossoms, herbal, and hints of mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s ok, but a bit too much floral and herbal notes and not enough tropical fruits for me.

Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Meringue-Utang Pavlova Double NEIPA v.2

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7.2%
Style: American Milkshake Double IPA
Other Notes: 23 IBUs. Malts – Wheat, Oats, Pale and Carahell. Hops – Whatever our mates could smuggle in. Yeast – London III. Fruit – Strawberry, Passion Fruit, Vanilla and Lactose

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: pavlova, tropical fruits, juicy.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 8th April 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy slightly murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, lactose, pavlova, strawberry, with hints of tart tropical fruits.
Taste: Light tartness, mixed tropical fruits, strawberry, pineapple, passion fruit, moderately sweet, vanilla and lactose.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice fruity and juicy flavours balanced with the sweetness of vanilla and lactose. I actually think I prefer version 1 (which had kiwi added) a bit more as it was more pavlova like, but this was still an enjoyable Milkshake Double IPA.

Lervig Freakshake

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Milkshake IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra and Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) This milkshake IPA was inspired by Australia’s “Freakshakes” that throw every treat imaginable into a mashup of drink and dessert. So we took all our best malts, lactose, a squirt of vanilla, and the cherry on top is hundreds of kilos of Citra and Australia’s most sought after hop, the ultra-tropical Galaxy. Hoppy, super full-bodied and tropical, you might want to drink it with a straw.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 9th September 2019 and with a best before date of 9th June 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, lactose, light tropical fruit, mango and peach.
Taste: Moderately sweet, vanilla, lactose, hints of tropical fruit and a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A little bit too sweet from the vanilla and lactose flavours. The tropical fruits were kind of weak for me and it would have been much better if it was stronger as it would have helped balance the sweetness.

Lervig Supersonic

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 35 IBUs. Double dry-hopped IPA. Hops – Citra, Enigma, Amarillo and Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from Lervig website) We are loving our juicy IPA’s these days and apparently so are our customers. We wanted to go more than big, we went supersonic with a shit load of citra hops – we also included simcoe, amerillo and enigma – but the main hop is citra. We kept the malt bill simple to give great body but good drinkability at 8,5% alc. Wheat and oats to get the smooth juicy flavour and mouthfeel. This one
is all about the hops, it’s a super tropical hoppy explosion that breaks the hopwave. Think of it as mach 3 for hopped IPA’s!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 3rd September 2019 and with a best before date of 3rd June 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy orange, dank, onion, pine, slightly doughy, with hints of tropical mango and papaya.
Taste: Moderately sweet, biscuit malt, dank, fruity, tropical, mango, papaya, melon, kiwi, citrus zest and pith, orange, lightly bitter and spicy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Good sweet and bitter balance but for a NEDIPA I’d prefer more tropical fruit and less malt and dankness.

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