BeerCritic


Moylan’s Moylander Double IPA

Style and Glass: DIPA, Tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.5% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $8.00 (Thanks, Mike!)

Aroma: beautiful, so nice, inviting, hops, cascade, summer nights.

Visuals: overwrought advertising and packaging, lots of awards, too much, fiery sunset, dark amber, brilliant, thin white head, staying lace.

Taste: well balanced, woody, crisp, hoppy, bitter, good strength.

Palate: royal, silky, rocky, longer bitter finish.

Overall: A brilliant example of a DIPA. A definite repeat. A favorite. Mike at Canal’s never steers you wrong.



Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra

Raison d\'ExtraABV: 18.5 %
Calories: estimated at 300 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: Trappist
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $5.99
Consumed at: home

Impression: A beautifully dark, deep ruby color, slightly hazy due to bottle conditioning. The alcohol is present even in the aroma, but it is also a mix of chocolate, raisins, and sweetness and flowers. The taste is just too much for me. Very much like the 120 Minute IPA, it simply overwhelms the palate, and tastes almost like syrup, but an alcoholic syrup. It demands to be lightly sipped. Just a bit on the tongue is all I can enjoy, and I’m not that big a fan of raisins. It makes one’s eyes cross. Affects all areas of the mouth. Rich like molten lava cake, it’s hard for me to enjoy, though I’m glad I found my limits in this latest batch of tastings.

Dogfish Head Raison D\'ExtraAroma: 9 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 6 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 15 out of 20

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Weyerbacher Insanity

Weyerbacher Insanity in a snifter. ABV: 11.1%
Calories: estimated at 400 C
Volume: 22 fl oz
Glass: snifter
Purchased at: West Trenton Wine and Liquors
Price: $7.99
Consumed at: home

Impression: Beyond a barleywine – this is just like wine. Too much like wine for me, personally. The color is amazing, deep, and dark ruby. There is just a wispy head. The aroma is intoxicating, but the alcohol is very hard to hide. It burns the nostrils. It has a very long, nice aftertaste, and activates all corners of the mouth. It grows quickly on you. It’s strong, but the strength is well crafted. Flavors include raisin, rum, red wine, alcohol, anise, oak, barley. Definitely hard to drink quickly – very much like light shots, and with a strong shock. Chocolate aftertones. Very heavy, thick, cloying, and indulgent. Bold.Weyerbacher Insanity

Aroma: 7 out of 10

Visuals: 5 out of 5

Taste: 7 out of 10

Palate: 5 out of 5

Overall: 17 out of 20. I liked the way it looked, it’s presence, and it’s boldness, but the alcohol content really outweighs any real tasting in this beer, and in a way defeats it.

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