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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.

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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.

Brewski Conan DIPA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from bottle) It was a hoppy land that seemed to hold all flavors and aromas and dreams that shun the sun, with barley malt rattling in the lonesome winds, and the dark breweries brooding over all, not even lightened by the added hops which made squat shadows out of men; they called it Conan, beer of hoppyness and deep flavor.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 8th June 2019, ‘B13 kanan’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy darkish golden orange colour with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity pineapple, grapefruit, orange pith and rind with hints of grass.
Taste: Orange juice, pineapple, bitter citrus rind and pith with a touch of alcohol on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and light booziness.
Overall: Quite nice with good fruit and bitterness coming through, although it would be even better if the alcohol was hidden.

Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Limited. Double IPA w/ Loral & Dr. Rudi

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A pairing like this was bound to happen. Loral hops were released in 2016 and quickly became one of our favorite new varieties. It was highlighted in our Stone Hop Revolver single hop IPA series, and was the featured hop in our hugely popular 2017 summer seasonal beer: Stone Ghost Hammer IPA. Then there’s Dr. Rudi, which has been around since 1976. Originally known as Super Alpha, this hop brings classic resin and piney notes, which pair it perfectly with the floral, citrusy aroma of Loral. Traditionalist GenX meets adventurous Millennial. What do they talk about? Nothing. Hops don’t talk. Together however, they speak. It’s apparent that a pairing like this was bound to happen. At Stone, we call it inevitable.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with an enjoy by date of 11th April 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear copper amber colour with a three finger off white head that had great retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Mandarin, orange peel, grapefruit rind, pine, floral, herbal and some very light caramel.
Taste: Moderate bitterness, grapefruit, citrus rind and peel, pine resin, herbal with hints of sweetness from caramel malt and a touch of booze.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warming.
Overall: I’m generally not a huge fan of floral and herbal beers, but this was still quite good as it was balanced by the nice citrusy fruitiness and lasting bitterness.