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Finback x Alefarm Whale Farm

Brewery: Finback Brewery x Alefarm Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra, Mosaic and Enigma

Brewer Description: (from can) Double IPA dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Enigma. Brewed with our friends Alefarm Brewing.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.31
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date printed on it. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy bright golden orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some lacing.
Aroma: Very tropical beginning and citrusy finish with lots of mango, peach, apricot, papaya, pineapple, grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Mango, peach, apricot, sweet mandarin orange, citrus pith and light pine with a touch of booze.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Very nice juiciness in both the aroma and taste. It would have been even better if it could completely hide the slight booze I got in the taste every now and then. But otherwise, it was great DIPA.

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Evil Twin Every Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself An IPA

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed and canned by Overshores Brewing Co., East Haven, CT, USA

Brewer Description: (from can) India Pale Ale brewed with lactose and vanilla added.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 6th October 2017, with the words: “This one’s for you kidz” printed on the bottom. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with a two finger frothy white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy and tropical strong with lots of mango, peach, apricot, grapefruit peel, orange rind and a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Orange juice, mango, peach, pineapple, citrus peel with a touch of vanilla. Finish is lightly sweet and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Wonderful fruit aromas while very easy and relaxing to drink. I wasn’t sure how the vanilla would match with IPA’s, but in this case, it balances very well with the tropical and citrus fruits.

Prairie Phantasmagoria

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed and canned by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from website) You don’t always think of big DIPA’s when you think of Prairie, but we have taken the perfect blend of malts and hops to create this explosion of citrus and piney flavors and aromas. This beer is so good we had to make it a Prairie staple!

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

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can with no canned on or best before date other than a stamp of ‘PHANTAZ_24272’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Mango, apricot, papaya, mandarin, orange rind, grass and pine.
Taste: Lightly sweet and bitter, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple and pine.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice enjoyable DIPA with a good balance of sweet and bitter as well as citrus and tropical.

Evil Twin I Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To People

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed and canned by Overshores Brewing Co., USA. Still a little green, drink tomorrow instead

Brewer Description: (from can) Double dry hopped Imperial India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 11th August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy dark orange colour with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy orange peel, grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple and cantaloupe.
Taste: Starts off nice with a good mix of citrus pith and tropical fruits, but the finish was quite boozy and overpowered all that nice juiciness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: The nice juiciness in the aroma and taste is there, but unfortunately the finish had a boozy feel that took over from all the nice juice.

Mikkeller San Diego x Pure Project This Chit Here

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego x Pure Project
Country: USA
ABV: 8.8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Malt – Chit. Hops – Nelson and Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with Chit malt and Nelson & Galaxy hops.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.26
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Very juicy tropical fruits, apricot, peach, guava, passionfruit and mango with hints of pineapple and grapefruit.
Taste: Apricot, mango and pineapple tropical sweetness, hints of pine needles and a touch of grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nicely balanced bitter and sweet with good aromatic and tasty fruitiness.