BEER REVIEWS


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A quick note of explanation about giving grades to beer I review: obviously, this is going to be subjective. I am only one person, and I can only review so much beer. The beer I review is all purchased, by me, to drink and review. Since I have limited funds and (much to my chagrin) can only drink a finite amount of beer, I buy things that I really want to try. For this reason, the average of my reviews will trend toward "positive" and will not be as balanced as a review aggregate like Beer Advocate. I'm obviously more inclined to buy a beer I suspect will be great over a beer I suspect will be mediocre.

Some people avoid beer reviews because they view such discussion as inherently snobby. I disagree. While there are some objectively bad beers out there, the majority of craft beer sold in stores today is competent and deserving of its fans. I believe beer reviews are most useful for locating those rare jewels, the beers that really stand out from the crowd. Average beer should not be unfairly slandered, but exceptional beer should be cherished.

A+  
The Alchemist Heady Topper
Brouwerij Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge
Hill Farmstead Everett Porter
Fantome Saison
Kern River Citra Double IPA

A
Alpine Duet IPA
Anchor Christmas (Our Special Ale)
Anchorage Brewing Bitter Monk
Brouwerij Bavik Petrus Aged Pale Ale
Cantillon Classic Geuze 100% Lambic
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
DC Brau On The Wings Of Armageddon Imperial IPA
Deschutes Hop in the Dark
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze
Elysian The Great Pumpkin
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
Founders Red Rye PA
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout
Hill Farmstead Abner
Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols
Ithaca Flower Power
Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura (Dark Dawn) Stout
Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale
Lawson's Finest Double Sunshine Imperial IPA
Maine Beer Lunch IPA
Maine Beer Zoe Amber Ale
Pretty Things - Once Upon a Time - 1855 East India Porter
Russian River Beatification
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Sloop Brewing The Black C IPA
Stone Enjoy By IPA
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
Unity Vibration K.P.A. Kombucha Pale Ale
Westbrook Gose

A-  
Allagash Midnight Brett
Alltech's Lexington Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Anchor Porter
Ballast Point Sculpin
Bayerische Bahnhof Berliner Weisse Brettanomyces Lambicus
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bells Two Hearted Ale
Beyond Kombucha Mava Roka
Brasserie d'Achouffe La Chouffe
Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont
The Bruery Saison Rue
The Bruery Tart of Darkness
Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Black
Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA
Captain Lawrence IPA
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA on White Oak
Crooked Stave Hop Savant 100% Brett Pale Ale
Crooked Stave St. Bretta
Crooked Stave Surrette Reserva
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
Firestone Walker Walker's Reserve Porter
Goose Island Fleur
Hill Farmstead Jimmy Black IPA
Ithaca Brute
Jack's Abby Mass Rising Double IPL
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Seizoen Bretta
New Belgium (Lips of Faith) Kick
New Belgium (Lips of Faith) La Folie
New Belgium (Lips of Faith) Le Terroir
Night Shift Ever Weisse
Night Shift Trifecta Belgian Pale Ale
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Orval Trappist Ale
Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA
Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale
Pretty Things Babayaga Stout
Professor Fritz Briem Berliner Weisse
Sam Adams The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA
Sixpoint Righteous Rye
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Stone Go To IPA

21st Amendment Monk's Blood
Anchor Christmas 2010 (Our Special Ale)
Bayerische Bahnhof Leipziger Gose
Bayou Teche LA-31 Boucanèe Smoked Wheat Beer
Bronx Brewery Bourbon Barrel Pale Ale
Bronx Brewery Pale Ale
Brookyln Blast! Imperial IPA
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett
Founders Backwoods Bastard
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
Harpoon Leviathan Imperial Rye
Harpoon Vermont Spruce Tip Ale
Harpoon White IPA
Hoppin' Frog Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin
Innis & Gunn (Original) Oak Aged Beer
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
Kelso Brett IPA
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin Sumpin
Left Hand Fade to Black (Vol. 3) Pepper Porter
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
Mikkeller Single-Hop Citra
New Holland Dragon's Milk Oak Aged Stout
De Proef Brouwerij Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
Russian River Damnation
Sierra Nevada / Russian River Brux
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
Sixpoint 3Beans
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale
Southern Tier IPA
Southern Tier Live Pale Ale
Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA
Stone (Collaboration) La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA
Vanberg & DeWulf Lambickx
Victory Storm King Stout

B / B-  
21st Amendment Hop Crisis
Butternuts Snapperhead
Great Divide Titan
Ithaca White Gold
Lagunitas DayTime IPA
Madison River Salmon Fly Honey Rye
New Belgium & The Lost Abbey Brett Beer
Ommegang Wild At Heart
Professor Fritz Briem Grodziskie / Grätzer
Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin
Saranac Vanilla Stout
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale 

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