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New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks

Brewery: New England Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 6.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 60 IBUs. Hops – Citra

Brewer Description: (from can) Our third single hop beer brewed with 100% citra hops. Big citrus aromas with a delicate dry malt presence, juicy resinous orangey hop flavor makes this beer a treat for lovers of hoppy beer.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 12 fl oz can with no canned on or best before date on it. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a nice two finger white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange, mandarin, citrus rind, ripe mango, pineapple and grapefruit.
Taste: Very nice juicy tropical and citrus fruits. Orange rind, mango, pineapple and pine with some nice sweet malt to balance. Bitterness is mild and restrained.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wow, just wow. This was just an amazing brew by NEBCo. A really really good IPA that is just up there with the best of them. I would love to drink this everyday. A must buy beer in my book.

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Tree House Green

Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 7.5%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: So fresh and so green, Green!

Brewer Description: (from can) We are excited that you are holding Tree House Brewing Company’s Galaxy hop filled American IPA, Green! Green is a massively juicy beer filled with flavors and aromas of pineapple, orange sorbet, and tangerine. It makes no apologies as it coats the palate with intense hop goodness. It is the result of our uncompromising dedication to fresh, progressive, delightful beer. We hope you enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 27th July 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky dark yellow orange colour with a just under two finger white head that had excellent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong pineapple and mandarin orange followed by very juicy mango and hints of grass.
Taste: Sweet-ish bubblegum, peach, orange rind, mandarin, pineapple and cantaloupe. Finish is only lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: While the aroma was very juicy, it’s taste was not so much, nevertheless it was still enjoyable and easy to drink. For me, I definitely preferred Alter Ego and Julius.

Beachwood Citraholic

Brewery: Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 7.1%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 70 IBUs. West Coast IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) Hopheads rejoice! Citraholic is a “modern” West Coast-Style IPA that’s focused on Citra, one of our favorite new American hop varieties. Brewed with an abundance of Citra hops, we also blend in Warrior, Columbus, and Simcoe in the kettle for good measure. Citraholic is double dry hopped for two weeks with an abundance of Citra (and a touch of Columbus) imparting heavy aromas of citrus & tropical fruits with melon and gooseberry nuances. A base of American 2-row malt and scatterings of light British caramel malt create the perfect foundation for this unique and powerfully pungent IPA. You asked for it and we were happy to deliver!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: On tap at Mikkeller Bar San Francisco. A 500ml pour into a mini pint glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour, with a one finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple with hints of pine.
Taste: Bitter, orange, citrus pith, pineapple, pine and hints of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and very drinkable.

Mikkeller San Diego Waves

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 7.3%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: IPA w/ Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, Polaris & Amarillo

Brewer Description: (from webshop description) IPA Simcoe, Amarillo & Mosaic hops. Aromas of dank tropical fruits. Flavor of pineapple and guava with a balanced bitterness.

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

Intro: On tap at Mikkeller Bar San Francisco. A 500ml pour into a mini pint glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour, with a one finger white head, that had reasonable retention and left good lacing.
Aroma: Orange, grapefruit, passion fruit and mango with hints of floral and herbal elements.
Taste: Lightly bitter, grapefruit, orange peel, orange juice, pineapple, herbal, pine and grassy.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and easy to drink. Worth a try.

Cloudburst Whenever Wherever

Brewery: Cloudburst Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 7.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 58 IBUs. IPA with Cashmere, Citra and El Dorado

Brewer Description: (from menu) Guess what Shakira’s 3 favourite hops are? Cashmere, Citra & El Dorado. She told us that, so we made a beer for her. Luckily their flavors are fruity and herbal, so you don’t confuse them with OJ. But haze will be there and bitterness will be near, and that’s the deal my dear. Honestly, there’s nothing left to fear, if you really feel the way we feel… about IPAs.

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

Intro: On tap at Cloudburst Brewing, Seattle. A 16oz pour into a pint glass.
Appearance: It was a hazy golden straw colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, peach flesh and citrusy mandarin.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with mango and peach plus orange pulp, but bitterness comes through with citrus rind and peel.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink but not as ‘juicy’ as other NE IPAs I’ve tried.