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Omnipollo x Tired Hands Raspberry Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Omnipollo x Tired Hands Brewing Co.
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from Omnipollo Instagram) Dreamt up with our sweet angel creative genius life mates at Tired Hands Brewing Co. back in March 2015. Brewed with wheat, oats and lactose sugar. Conditioned atop vanilla and exceedingly aromatic raspberry. Consumingly hopped with Mosaic and Citra.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 28th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very nice looking cloudy ruby red colour with a two and a half finger pinkish head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, raspberry flavoured candy and berry jammy.
Taste: Tart, raspberry unset jello liquid, raspberry candy sweetness, jammy with a touch of sourness at the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a tinge of alcohol on the back end.
Overall: Nice looking, nice aroma and good flavours. Not really much of an IPA though, and seems closer to a Fruit Beer.

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Evil Twin x Omnipollo Rainbownade

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing x Omnipollo
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: India Pale Ale with grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry added. Brewed for Evil Twin Brewing by Dorchester Brewing Company

Brewer Description: (from can) A refreshing drink often associated with childhood nostalgia to others a pop-cultural symbol of female emancipation. Whatever the association we teamed up with two Swedes, Henok and Karl of Omnipollo to squeeze out a tasty, tempting and deceivingly well balanced IPA with sweet and sour notes of old-fashioned memories.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.82
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Strange colour… a hazy reddish, orange pink colour (like a dark grapefruit juice) with a two finger, very lightly pink colour head that had pretty good retention but left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Berry notes of that hard candy kind, berry smoothie, and touches of grapefruit here and there.
Taste: Lightly sweet, sour, bitter and tangy. Mixed berries, passionfruit, strawberry, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest and pine.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s quite nice, its almost there. The aroma was great, but there was just something in the taste that couldn’t quite pull all the fruit together to make it mesh. While not perfect, it still drinks easy and was refreshing.

New Belgium x Oud Beersel Transatlantique Kriek 2016

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing x Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2016 vintage. Lips of Faith Series. Wood-Aged Sour Cherry Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A Kriek of two continents. Behold the fruit of our collaboration with Oud Beersel of Lambic brewing fame. Their Kriek, a cherry-spiked Lambic travelled from Belgium to be united with New Belgium’s specially brewed Golden Ale, as well as Wood-Aged Sour beer pulled straight from our foeders, for a blend of sour cherry bliss. It’s a new legend waiting to be poured.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.18
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, 2016 vintage. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour with an almost two finger whitish pink head that had pretty good retention and left some nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Lots of cherry, lifesaver cherry hard candy with perhaps a touch of oak.
Taste: Sweet and sour cherry, lightly candied, oak, but flavours overall were a bit soft.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aromas were great, but flavours while good, were a little too soft on the palate for me. Also, not a lot of funk in the aroma or flavours, which is not a problem for me, but just a comment since I was expecting some.

The Bruery x Funky Buddha ¡Guava Libre!

Brewery: The Bruery x Funky Buddha Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 7.5%
Style: Cream Ale
Other Notes: This collaborative brew with our Floridian friends takes a page out of both of our books – a bold, experimental beer with culinary inspiration. Specifically, a Cuban guava pastry

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Cream Ale brewed with lactose with guava and vanilla added. This sensory getaway transports you to a corner bodega with our friends at Funky Buddha in South Florida to recreate the flavors you’d find in a “pastelito de guayaba.” Championing the big, bold flavors that both of our breweries are known for, we brewed an imperial cream ale, adding lactose and vanilla to impart sweet, custard-like ribbons, and guava for filling its conceptual authenticity. It’s a collaboration that’s equal parts inspiration and admiration.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.35
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 750ml bottle, batch #430, bottled on 11th April 2017. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: Very cloudy, dark orange murkiness with a one finger off white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Heavy vanilla, condensed milk, caramelising sugar and guava with perhaps hints of caramel.
Taste: Sweetish, toasted malts, vanilla, sugar, milk with hints of guava and other mixed tropical fruits.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Not entirely what I expected as there was a lot less fruit and/or guava than expected, whereas the vanilla, milk, lactose were really dominant and perhaps overly so in my opinion.

Highland Park x Jackie O’s Street Lights

Brewery: Highland Park Brewery x Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 12.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial Stout with coconut, almonds & honey.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger mocha head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Nutty, almond, coconut, chocolate, with a touch of vanilla and honey.
Taste: Lightly sweet, honey, almond, milk chocolate with hints of coconut and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Good aroma and tasting Imperial Stout. The almonds were especially a nice touch.