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Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season DDH Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Zesty citrus fruit in both flavour and aroma, backed up by resinous hop notes. Body – Medium bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Aftertaste – Lingering juicy fruit flavours. Dry hop intensity – 16 g/L

Brewer Description: (from can) Our all-season DDH Pale provides a balance between a juicy, full-bodied IPA and easy drinking Pale. ‘DDH’ means this Pale has been double dry hopped, using twice the amount of hops as our standard Pale. It delivers big citrus flavours and a smooth body, with a juicy tang and a peppery character on the finish.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 23rd October 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very nice hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Slightly mild, but there’s mango, orange zest, lemon peel and dashes of pine.
Taste: Juicy, light mango and peach, followed by lots of citrus zing, orange, orange rind and lemon peel.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A great Pale Ale that is just so easy to drink. Aroma was perhaps a bit light, but flavour was right up my alley with a good balance of tropical and citrus fruits.

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Fort Point Galaxy Park

Brewery: Fort Point Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: 19 IBUs. Single hop Pale Ale series. Malts – Bohemian Pilsner, Pale Wheat, Oats and Acidulated. Hops – Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from website) Bold, spirited and intensely aromatic, Galaxy Park is a single hop pale ale that’s full of surprises. Galaxy hops from Australia work with our unique house yeast to create a complex and layered flavor profile, going beyond Galaxy’s initial burst of pineapple, passionfruit and citrus, to wry hints of riesling and fresh cannabis. This is a beer for adventures—great for cooling off after a crosstown bike ride or a meandering hike in the redwoods.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.69
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 31st July 2018, ‘taste like space’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Light haze, golden straw yellow colour with an almost two finger soapy white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Light sweetness, pineapple, pear, lemon zest, grass and biscuit.
Taste: Light gentle bitterness, pineapple, lemon zest, pine, grass, and lightly floral.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Great feel to it, with some nice pineapple and pear aroma and flavours.

Mikkeller San Diego Staff Magician

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Alesmith for Mikkeller SD

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A one pint can, canned on 23rd May 2018, and poured into a white wine glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus peel and rind, lightly soapy with hints of peach.
Taste: Tropical and citrusy fruit notes, mango, grapefruit, orange rind, with light bitterness and a hint of floral.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice and although the flavours are there, the intensity was a bit lighter than expected.

Brewski Rye Stick APA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5%
Style: Rye Beer
Other Notes: American Pale Ale. Keep it real, no additives inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Forgot to hype batch number two for everyone who can’t get it. I don’t mean that in a mean way. Everyone’s support is what keeps me going in the cold dark world I live in now though (don’t get me wrong, it’s great here) thanks everyone. I should say that more often.” Enjoy this limited edition beer, one batch to bottles only. Consider yourself lucky to hold this one in your hand.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.49
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 12th June 2019, ‘B2 dirty shame’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had great retention and left some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Lemon zest, lemon rind and grapefruit with a hint of pineapple.
Taste: Orange rind and pith, lemon, grapefruit with hints of dank hops and pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Not bad but nothing special either. Carbonation was on the verge of being a little too high.

Brewski Mangohallonfeber APA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: American Pale Ale. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Roses are red, violets are blue, most poems rhyme, but this one doesn’t. This is a beer, with real raspberries & mango. Not a poem 😉

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.59
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 7th May 2019, ‘B11 brewskv’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange (dark mango juice) colour with a big but delicate three finger white head that dissipated quickly while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Fruity with raspberry first, followed by mango with hints of citrus zest.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Slightly unripe mango, grapefruit rind and zest and hints of grass.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with lively moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, but carbonation was probably a bit high. In addition, while I got raspberry in the aroma, I unfortunately pretty much didn’t get any in the taste.