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Other Half HDHC Green City

Brewery: Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: High-Density Hop Charge India Pale Ale. Hops – Centennial, Citra, Citra Cryo, Citra Incognito, Simcoe and Simcoe Cryo

Brewer Description: (from website) Our hazy East Coast IPA with loads of oats and hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Centennial gets the High Density Hop Charge treatment. Packed with a ridiculous amount of Citra flavor and aroma from our Citra Cryo and Incognito and perfectly balanced with our hand picked Simcoe, Simcoe Cryo and Centennial. Fruity, juicy, with a delicious creamy body and slight bitter finish.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.08
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 4th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy yellowish orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy orange and grapefruit, citrus zest, mango and melon.
Taste: Lightly sweet and bitter, melon, citrus zest and rind, papaya, notes of mango, and a tinge of peppery spiciness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking and balanced IPA. Would love to try it next to a regular Green City or even a DDH version.

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Citra + Galaxy

Brewery: Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: New centre of the universe. Double Dry Hopped Imperial India Pale Ale. Hops – Citra, Citra Lupulin Powder, and Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from website) Double dry hopped imperial IPA w/ citra, galaxy + citra lupulin powder.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 28th April 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A cloudy yellowish orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical notes of melon and pineapple, grass, herbal, with a touch of grapefruit rind.
Taste: Melon, pineapple, peach, light bitterness, citrus rind and zest, notes of mango, grass, herbal, dank.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, juicy, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice, easy drinking and balanced.

Hill Farmstead Arthur

Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6.2%
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Pale Malt, American and European hops, ale yeast, and our well water

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Arthur (1922-2005) was our grandfather’s youngest brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Farmstead ale is crafted from American malted barley, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Arthur.

Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of travel and insight, of friendships and explorations, and of realizing a sense of one’s place. Upon the hand hewn land of our forebears, we honor eight generations of Greensboro ancestry by thoughtfully engaging with our heritage and with our distinctive beers. This offering is our effort to revive, diversify, and prolong the memory of the Hill Farmstead.

Share. Consider. Enjoy…

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.73
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.7

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on 23rd May 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen Zenne glass.
Appearance: A very nice lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, tart, mango, stone fruit, malt, bready, citrus, lemon juice and pepper.
Taste: Sweet, tart, lightly sour, stone fruit, peach, citrusy, lemon juice, grass, funk, with hints of peppery spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation.
Overall: I love Arthur every time I get a chance to try it. One of my favourite from Hill Farmstead, and one of my favourite in the Saison / Farmhouse style. The aroma and flavours just come together so well that it’s a joy to drink.

Heretic Evil3

Brewery: Heretic Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 11.5
Style: American Triple IPA
Other Notes: McDole, Steele, Zainasheff

Brewer Description: (from can) This is the story of three friends: Tasty McDole, Mitch Steele, and Jamil Zainasheff. Three bold men with hops in their blood and crazy in their hearts. Once a year these three passionate brewers come together to concoct a beer that represents their lifelong bond. A beer that is bold. A beer that is hoppy. A beer to share with your best friends.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 27th January 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malts, grapefruit, dried candied fruit, citrus peel and notes of pine.
Taste: Sweet malts, caramel, candied grapefruit peel, citrus zest, grapefruit, pine, booze and some light bitterness in the background.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice candied aroma, but perhaps slightly too sweet and heavy for me. The bitterness in the background does help a bit though.

Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa

Brewery: The Lost Abbey
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Barrel-aged raspberry sour

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Raspberry sour ale aged in French oak barrels. The 10 Commandments and its “Thou Shalt Nots” do not apply to Amorosa. A courtesan, she has no need for the morality of denial. A stunning beauty with depth of spirit and sensuality. Amorosa is ruled by the fruits of her loins and mother earth. Sweet and sour, Amorosa is equal parts lover, liberated soul and the object of every suitor’s affection. She is desire incarnate and sensuality embodied. In choosing to open this bottle, you are now courting this magnificent woman. For some, she will arrive like the siren’s call breathing upon your lips and dancing across your taste buds. Others will be denied. For you see, a wonton woman, Amorosa beckons all and chooses few. Will your prayers be answered?

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A corked and caged 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy reddish brown colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, raspberry, sour, oak, lemon juice.
Taste: Sour, tart, sweet, raspberry, grape, lightly vinous, oak, light lemon juice and a splash of vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable with a good balance between sour and sweet, and good raspberry aroma and flavours.