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Highland Park Yeah Yeah

Brewery: Highland Park Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Hazy Double IPA w/ Mosaic, Simcoe & Vic Secret

Brewer Description: (from ‘currently on tap’ list Hermosillo) Hazy Double IPA – Vic Secret, Mosaic and Simcoe. Pineapple, Stone Fruit, Tree Sap. Yeast: US05 and London 3.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
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: A hazy golden orange colour with a very thin less than half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some light lacing.
Aroma: Lemon, lemon peel and pineapple with a touch of papaya and kiwi.
Taste: Juicy and lightly bitter. Papaya, pomelo, pineapple, melon, pomelo rind and peel.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and great tasting Double IPA. On a side note, I also love the can whose design means you could flip it upside down and it would still appear the same.

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Mikkeller NYC x Other Half All Royal Everything

Brewery: Mikkeller Brewing NYC x Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Queen’s Edition. Collaboration with Other Half Brewing

Brewer Description: (from Mikkeller NYC menu) IIPA w/ Idaho-7, Amarillo, Mosaic & Citra.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.57
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 1st May 2018. Poured into a MBCC 2018 taster glass.
Appearance: A cloudy dark orange colour with a one finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, pine, peach, mandarin, sweet marmalade and a touch of bitter grapefruit peel.
Taste: Sweet, peach, pineapple, malt, honey, with light spice, light herbal and light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aromas were good, but on the whole, perhaps too sweet for my liking. The light bitterness at the end was not enough to balance the sweetness from the malt.

Brewski Red Robot DIPA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.5%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Double India Pale Ale. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Charming and cute as they are, the capabilities and intelligence of “emotional” robots are still very limited. They don’t have feelings and are simply programmed to detect emotions and respond accordingly. But things are set to change very rapidly and they just learned how to give robot hugs. So lets enjoy a hug from this little red robot with lots of love, passionfruit and pineapple.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.68
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 16th May 2019, ‘B6 robotbin’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy yellow orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, melon, mango and pine with hints of orange rind and zest.
Taste: Grapefruit and underripe fresh orange juice with touches of mango and pine resin.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was quite good, but I didn’t really get any of the passionfruit or pineapple that was supposedly there in the taste. There was a lot more citrus that the expected tropical fruits.

Brewski x Mikkeller Magic Valley DIPA

Brewery: Brewski x Mikkeller ApS
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.77%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Double IPA w/ Guava. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) It’s the witching hour on a dark, moonless night. You’re huddled with friends around a campfire in the woods far from town, taking turns telling stories. Someone has just recounted a particularly eerie tale about an encounter with a ghost, insisting it was true. You sit quietly, staring into the flames, reluctant to let on that it actually made your skin crawl. Then someone in the shadows clears his throat and begins to speak: “did you hear the one about… the magic valley?”

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.56
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 4th July 2019, ‘B2 p8lse’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Melon, guava, lemon, pine and grass.
Taste: Lightly sweet, watermelon, lemon and pine with hints of caramel and guava.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a touch of booze here and there.
Overall: This was ok, but I felt that the guava didn’t really come through strong enough.

Brewski Donkeyboy DIPA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Double India Pale Ale. Keep it real!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Being a donkey, we know that life is going to shovel dirt on you, and the trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step upwards. We believe that almost every adversity can be turned into a stepping stone. Well, not really, but we wanna boost your spirits by telling you to never give up, so how about turning some of that shit into fertilizer and manure your life? The world has enough stupid donkeys, don’t be one. Drink responsibly.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.66
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 19th June 2019, ‘B8 janssons’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, pineapple, melon, lime and lemon with some herbal notes.
Taste: Lightly bitter, lime rind, lemon, herbal with hints of mango and pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and light alcohol here and there.
Overall: This was ok, but maybe a bit too much herbal notes and that light alcohol booziness was perhaps a distraction.