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Garage Any Second Now

Brewery: Garage Beer Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 6.6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – HBC-735 and Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from can) IPA featuring experimental hop HBC-735 with support from Mosaic.

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

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 11th June 2021, and a best before date of 11th December 2021. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, tropical, mango, cantaloupe, grapefruit, lemon rind, with light notes of pineapple.
Taste: Light sweetness, tropical, mango, citrusy, grapefruit, orange rind, with a nice lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable, nice fruity mix of tropical and citrus, with a good sweet and bitter balance.

Carbon Brews Little Rich Lupulins v.7

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 22 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Oats, Vienna and Carahell. Hops – HBC 630, Talus and Motueka. Yeast – London III. Experience – Fresh, juicy

Brewer Description: (from FB page) We release a new version of our Little Rich Lupulins every three months. In our recent release of v.7, we dry hopped it with Talus, HBC 630, and Motueka. It pours with light gold colour and exhibits pineapple, mango, candied berry and grapefruit aromas. Drinks smooth, juicy, and dank.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 26th May 2021. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a just over one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Mango, peachy, pineapple, orange, citrus zest and rind.
Taste: Fruity, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus zest and rind, grape hi-chew candy.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, juicy and easy drinking. I preferred v.7 over v.6, but overall still felt that the original was the best so far.

Hop Hooligans Crowd Control

Brewery: Hop Hooligans
Country: Romania
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) You probably felt the undercurrent. The timid, squeamish whisper of something new, slowly but surely coming your way. It will not bring you false promises, like short-term bursts of delight and brief moments of pause from your daily toils. It will creep into your brain, hijack your senses, turn you into an addict and ultimately ruin you. In time, it will roar and thunder, and the cold, lifeless broadcast of the daily routine will be forever silenced. Not the usual type of cheap manipulation, but rather something that earns your appreciation. The best kind of Crowd Control. Achieve hop bliss.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 21st February 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: It poured a hazy straw golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, pineapple, melon, kiwi, grapefruit, and lemon zest.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, melon, pineapple, with a lightly bitter finish, grapefruit, citrus rind and lime.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable easy drinking NEIPA with good sweet and bitter balance.

Stigbergets Juleljus

Brewery: Stigbergets Bryggeri
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6.8%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) X-Mas tribute NEIPA.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.01
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 440ml can with a best before date of 7th October 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy mango juice dark orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: A bit weak overall, but there’s mango, pineapple, papaya, orange, citrus zest, grapefruit, with light grass notes.
Taste: Mango, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, bitter, grapefruit, citrus rind, slightly spicy.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another nice easy drinking NEIPA from Stigbergets with good tropical and citrus fruits. Loved the can design and artwork as well.

Equilibrium dHop 5

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Hop . Science . DIPA

Brewer Description: (from website) dHop5 is a 8.0% DIPA that supersizes one of our favorite Equilibrium IPAs: Fractal Citra/Galaxy. We scaled Fractal’s grain bill, water treatment, fermentation, and super sized the hop bill of citra and galaxy. dHop5 pours a milky yellow releasing aromas of passion fruit, peach, lime, and pineapple all integrated with a sorbet twist. The taste is a bright creamy tropical flavor that is dangerously drinkable and balanced with our signature #EQjuice finish.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no canned on or best before date, but should be released on 20th October 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange yellow colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, passion fruit, pineapple, peach, mango, grapefruit, lime, citrus rind and pith.
Taste: Juicy, melon, pineapple, papaya, peach, lightly bitter, grapefruit, lime, orange, with notes of grass.
Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and easy drinking NEDIPA, although the melon flavours were perhaps a little strong for me.