BeerCritic


Smuttynose Big A IDIPA

ABV: 9.2%
RateBeer rating: 97
Calories: estimated at 400 C
Volume:22 fl oz
Glass: tulip
Purchased at: Canal Liquors, Burlington, NJ (Thanks Mike!)
Price: $7.00
Consumed at: home

First Impression: An amazing example of the style. Aroma is flowery, hoppy, and citrus. Visuals are a deep copper under a thin yellow white head. Visibly carbonated. Taste is a deep hoppy citrus & pine. Very nice example. I enjoyed it with a very spicy homemade chicken curry and some naan. Palate has a long beautiful finish. Tongue registers sweet, bitter, and salty. Second Impression. Amazing. An absolutely satisfying imperial double IPA.

Aroma: 10 out of 10

Visuals: 5 out of 5

Taste: 10 out of 10

Palate: 5 out of 5

Overall: 20 out of 20



Victory 10 Years Alt

Glass: Concave Pilsener
Purchased at: Canal’s Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ – Thanks, Mike!
Price: $1.89
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 8.5 %
IBU:
Estimated Calories: 175 C
RateBeer Rating: 84

Aroma 8 out of 10
Intensity: Medium
Balance: Sweet
Impression: Nice

Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast
Hops Flavor:
Earth Floral
Other:
Hops, bit of mold
Notes: A very nice aroma, though somewhat faint for the flavor.

Appearance 5 out of 5
Color: Copper
Clarity: Brilliant
Head Retention: Persistent
Notes: A stunningly beautiful beer. It is a deep copper under an off white head that won’t quit. Very nice.

Flavor 9 out of 10
Intensity:  Strong
Balance: Nicely balanced between Sweet and Bitter
Impression:  Nice
Malt Flavor:
Grain Bread Sweet Toast
Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal
Other: Wheat, hops, honey
Notes: A surprisingly hoppy beer, and delicious. Dark, roasty, and deep. A great beer.

Palate 5 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Sensation: Creamy Warming
Body:  Full
Carbonation:  Lively
Finish

Length: Long
Intensity: Strong
Balance:  Bitter
Notes: The finish is one of the best parts of this beer. Thanks again, Victory.

General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship:  Excellent
Freshness:  Fresh
Personal Taste:  Liked
Notes: A great achievement in both your history and this beer. Fine job, and keep it coming.



Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5%
RateBeer rating: 67
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass:concave pilsner
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: 1.33 as part of mixed pack
Consumed at: home

First Impression: A pretty, aromatic beer with a very steadfast head. Aroma is wheat and bread. Visuals are deep, clear copper with an impressive white head. Taste is agreeable with a bit of added tea flavor. Palate is fairly faint with a long sour aftertaste, but not very intense. Second Impression: a good beer for a certain palate: one without a horror movie sensibility – good flavor and finish, but a bit calm for me.

Aroma: 6 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 6 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20



North Coast Red Seal Ale

ABV:5.5 %
RateBeer rating: 84
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: Lager Glass
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price:$2.25
Consumed at:home

First Impression: Beautiful. Delicious Aroma. Very hoppy. IPA like scent. Aroma is very deep and rounded. Visuals include a deep copper body under a white foamy head. Taste is hoppy, malty, slightly watery. Palate is somewhat dull, Front top of mouth, interesting in this way. Long delicious finish. Second Impression. Nicely crafted, delicious, enjoyable. Good looking, with nice aroma, delicious taste.

Aroma: 9 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 9 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 17 out of 20



Sly Fox Odyssey Imperial IPA
05/12/2008, 3:23 AM
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Glass: 8 oz concave shaker (an alternate choice, obviously, but I love this little glass)
Purchased at: Newportville Inn store, Bristol, PA
Price: 5.99
Size: 22 fl oz
ABV: 8.5%
IBU:
Estimated Calories: 360 C
RateBeer Rating: 81

Aroma 9 out of 10
Intensity: more faint
Balance: more sharp
Impression: very nice

Malt Flavor: Grain Toast Nut
Hops Flavor:
Floral Herbal Spice Resin Citrus
Other:
Corn
Notes: You can smell that very nice hoppy aroma, but it doesn’t penetrate the air like some do.

Appearance 3 out of 5
Color: Copper
Clarity: Dull
Head Retention: Poor but with some nice lacing.
Notes: Head seems a bit lacking, and the color and clarity are just so so.

Flavor 10 out of 10
Intensity: very Strong
Balance: very Bitter
Impression: very Nice
Malt Flavor:
Grain Toast Nut
Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal Resin Citrus
Notes: A very nicely done beer in terms of hoppy variety. very bitter, and very strong.

Palate 5 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Sensation: Creamy Warming
Body: Full
Carbonation: Lively
Finish

Length: Long
Intensity: Strong
Balance: Bitter
Notes: The finish is the nicest part. I am constantly wanting another taste. Very nice.

General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship: Excellent
Freshness: mostly Fresh. I think the clarity and head are indicators of an overdue enjoyment.
Personal Taste: Liked very much.
Notes: this is just my kind of imperial IPA. Quite hoppy, very bitter, and with a long lasting finish.