I am trying "hard" to get my friends into the world of craft beer. And I tried again as we were getting together for a beach day. I picked this Oppale from 32 Via Dei Birrai as I thought that would be easier to start with. But poor little blonde I am, I didn't realize that the brewery description as a "highly hopped top fermented beer" could lead to some surprises. In my head I was going either for a gentle IPA or a Pale Ale. What I mainly remember from my friends is "ouch it's bitter" as they had started drinking before I even had put my nose on it. Came up with a "frizzante" pale golden beer, with on the nose a big caramel. Herbal surrounding, with some lemon peel, some peppermint and a very sweet ripped pineapple. Again this caramel malt touch on the front of the aromas. Light body, not really feeling a 5,5% ABV so in my head it started being a session like style. Still slightly herbal. Light flowery scent, piney. And nothing like the "big" bitterness up to my friends (funny again to realize how our palate evolves). I came with a mild bitterness especially late and not empowering the whole scene. To follow a tiny crispy toasted malt and a very clean profile making me think of a lager like character. And some spice character / spicy phenols appeared at the same time I was trying discreetly to check out on the brewery. And my session became Belgian Pale Ale style. For the little story this brewery won in 2012 the logo Houblon Belge. Cheers guys !
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Golden ale on a golden afternoon. Some sweet honey and crisp, bright hop flavours from @barossavalleybrewing
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🇬🇧Wild Card - Wild Hop IPA 5.1% ABV. Blurb: "Brewed with wild hops hand-picked on Walthamstow Wetlands, East London. Can, 330ml". Drank at home November 2017. My Ratebeer score: 13/20. https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/wild-card-wild-hop-ipa/562453/ #bee#beer #instacraftbeer #beerstagram #beerlover #thebeershare #brewtography #beerme #beergasm #beerbelly #craftculture #cra#craftbeer #craftbeerpics #craftbeernation #craftbeerislife #craftbeeraddict #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #ratebeer #beerisgood #beerislife #craftbeerlife #parkfever #cerveza #beer #beerporn #wildcardbrewery #ukcraftbeer
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Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged by @eviltwinbrewing Available at Tropicana location!!!!! #beer #cra#craftbeer #beergeeks #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #barrelagedbeers #stout #stouts #craftbeeraddict #craftbeerlife #beerme #beergram
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@alch3mistb33r #headytopper - Easily one of my favorite non hazy IPAs. I remember a time when this was the number 1 beer on my list to try, and I didn't think it would ever happen. That was before I fell into the craft rabbit hole! Thanks @suchapoindexter for the hookup! • • • • • • • • • #alchemistbrewery #IPA #indiapaleale #hops #hopsonhopsonhops #craftbeer #craftnotcrap #craftbeernotcrapbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeersnob #cra#craftbeerlove> #craftbeerlife #craftbeergeek #craftbeerlove #craftbeerjunkie #craftbeernerd #craftbeeraddict #craftbeerenthusiast #beer #beerme #beertime #beersnob #beerporn #beergasm #instabeer #craftbeerstagram #beerstagtam #txbeerdad
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Bought at La Bodega, Merc Machine is a Double IPA brewed by Stone Brewing and with a $8.99 price tag. The scent of pine and hops are strong without having to put your nose into your glassware. At room temperature, the smell of grapefruit and tangerine are noted. The body has a pleasing pine character to the feel. An abv of 9% is light and accentuates the citrus fruit used. The flavor of mango provides a big juiciness to the take. Grapefruit gives us the familiar bitter bite and fluidity that comes with our IPAs. Tangerine is stronger and comes through more when the beer is drank at room temperature. Merc Machine is a spectacular Double IPA. The mango is prominent and creates an ease to drinking a hoppy beer. Pine is tasted from start to finish. Grapefruit and tangerine are experienced differently from cold to room temperature. You get grapefruit when it is cold, but you get more out of the tangerine at room temperature. At room temperature, grapefruit is very fluid and unveils the taste and feel of tangerines. I highly recommend drinking this one at room temperature because this beer is like a Belgian because you experience more compared to drinking this libation cold. Merc Machine is extraordinarily delicious and easy to drink from Stone’s long entourage of IPAs to come out there doors. Stone’s hoppy IPAs are an acquired taste, but the intensity of the hops is dialed down in this one. If you strayed from Stone because of its strong hop character, you must give this a go. If you are a fan of their formula, you won’t be disappointed because Stone keeps giving us something new when IPAs are so popular and stylized. Merc Machine is only around for a limited time, so get this while the supplies last. I just hope this brew becomes part of their lineup because it’s too damn good. Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.
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This one is "Cutting Bells" which is a Collaboration between Bellwoods Brewery X Trillium Brewing Company which I was lucky enough to get a four pack of and is a real nice Double IPA Brewed With Niagara Wildflower Honey with an ABV of 8.0% It's brewed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at Bellwoods and is delicious and it has that murky/hazy N.E. Style IPA with a soft almost creamy mouthfeel, tropical fruits with the dominant being pineapple, honey is in there along with a nice bitter finish. My Rating: 9.15/10.0 #cerveza #ale #beer #beers #beer2therescue #craftbeer #craftbeers #craftbeerjunkie #craftbeeraddict #craftbeernerd #craftbeergeek #craftbeernotcraftbeer #craftbeerlife #cra#craftbeerlover #craftbeerlove #ontariocraftbeer #craftbeernation #cheers #beerstagram #hophead #instabeer #torontocraftbeer #bellwoods #trillium #doubleipa #indiapaleale #hazy #cuttingbells #newenglandipa #craftnotcrap
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On today's (link in bio) #breview4u I've got the elusive and exclusive Black Note 2017 from @bellsbrewery This is one of the best #bbastouts that I've had this year, and that's a definitely a crowded field! Notes of chocolate, coffee and I could swear I tasted some black cherry in there too!. . . #bellsbrewery #blacknotestout2017 #comstockmi
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I happened to come across this incredible Christmas gift pack from Perrin Brewing In Comstock Park, Michigan, USA and it contained this one "Malted Milk Ball" along with No Rules (2017) with a nice little glass, The "Malted Milk Ball" is an Imperial Porter With Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Aged In Woodford Reserve Barrels with an ABV of 12%. It does have tons of fudge like chocolate, lots of vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, oak & lots of nice bourbon throughout, a terrific brew that's worth seeking out. My Rating: 9.20/10.0 #cerveza #ale #beer #beers #beer2therescue #craftbeer #craftbeers #craftbeerjunkie #craftbeeraddict #craftbeernerd #craftbeergeek #craftbeernotcraftbeer #craftbeerlife #cra#craftbeerlover #craftbeerlove #ontariocraftbeer #craftbeernation #cheers #beerstagram #hophead #instabeer #torontocraftbeer #perrinbrewing #norules #maltedmilkball #porter #stout #christmas #puremichigan #craftnotcrap
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@mikehessbrewing Grapefruit Solis IPA w/Grapefruit. Upon cracking the can, it smells like you’ve just sliced a grapefruit in half. Reminds me of a tall glass of Ocean Spray Ruby Red Grapefruit juice on a Sunday morning. Cloudy unfiltered orange in color with a nice white head which remains for some time. Real grapefruit taste...both sweet and bitter...with a nice hop bite and dry finish. One of the better grapefruit IPAs I’ve had. Well done! #mikehessbrewing #gra#grapefruitsolis #grapefruitsolisipa #ipa #grapefruit
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Wow is that super interesting. Mix of Apple cider vinegar, peach, sour, tartness, with hints of bourbon notes. If you don't like vinegar you probably will not be into this. #craftbeeraddict #craftbeerporn #Cra#Craftbeer #Craftbeerproblems #Craftbeers #Craftbeerlife #Craftbeerphotos #Beer #Beers #BeerProblems #beerlife #Beerporn #Bier #Craft #Cheers #Prost  #DrinkCraft #DrinkCraftBeer #DrinkBeer #BeerGeek #craftbeergeek #craftbeerlover #beerstagram #instabeer #ale
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