Goose Island Beer Co. Hazy Beer Hug

This beer Hazy Beer Hug is part of the Goose Island Beer Co. Beer Hug series. This Hazy IPA is 6.8% ABV. This IPA has Amarillo, Galaxy, and Nelson hops. This IPA pours a light yellow/orange color. It also has a one-finger white head. It quickly dissolves. The aroma is fruity (pears, peaches, and white/green grapes) and bitter/hoppy. The flavor is also fruity with green grapes, peaches, and pears. This beer is hoppy and bitter. The mouthfeel is slightly medium. Then it finishes with a bitter fruit flavor. Then comes a bitter aftertaste that quickly turns fruity just as the aftertaste fades away. This Hazy Beer Hug was average, not a terrible beer, but not great. I would give this hazy IPA from Goose Island Beer Co. a C. I didn’t find any of the flavors off-putting or terrible. It just did not wow me. I would recommend it for its boring. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Green Skies Hazy IPA

Widmer Brothers Brewing Company makes Green Skies Hazy IPA. It is 6.6% ABV. It has malts such as Pale, Steam 10, Superior Flaked Barley, and Superior Flaked Oats. It also has Bru-1, Sabro, and Citra hops. This beer is from in Portland, Oregon. This IPA pours a hazy orange color with a one-finger white head. The aroma is grassy with citrus fruit, bitter, and hoppy. The flavor is grassy with light orange/grapefruit, onion, and hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is light/medium. Then it has a bitter fruity finish. Then you get an aftertaste of bitter grassy flavors. This IPA was not as tasty as stated on the side of the can. I would give Green Skies a C-. It has a below-average overall taste/flavor to it. I wouldn’t recommend this. Nothing was terrible about his IPA. It was just boring. So boring that I can advise you to try it if you haven’t. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

NoDa Brewing Company Cheerwine Ale

I first heard about Cheerwine Ale from a social media post from The local Charities newspaper. This beer is from NoDa Brewing Company. This beer is made here in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is 5.2%. This beer is a wheat beer with cheery flavoring. If you aren’t familiar with Cheerwine, it is a cherry soft drink made with cherries in North Carolina. Cheerwine has been in business since 1917. This beer pours orange with red hues and a three-finger white fluffy head. The aroma is sweet cherry and light wheat. The taste is cherry and sweet, and there’s a faint cherry syrup note. It does taste like a lightly flavored Cheerwine. The mouthfeel is light. Then you come to a sweet cherry finish. Then an aftertaste of faint cherry/wheat that fades off with a little tart note. Does this taste like an actual Cheerwine? Well, not exactly. But it is like a lighter version of a Cheerwine. I would give this an A. This ale is sweet enough with a cherry flavor. I would recommend drinking this beer. It’s a tasty yet refreshing beer. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Karbach Brewing Company Yule shoot your Eye Out

This Irish red ale, Yule shoot your Eye Out, is from Huston, Texas. It’s 5.6% ABV with Caramel malts. It is a Christmas beer, and I know that has passed. This beer pours a deep red/copper color with a slightly off-white two-finger head. The aroma is sweet, malted, and cinnamon. The taste is similar. It’s sweet with cinnamon and caramel. There are some malted flavors too. The flavors are a bit muted. The mouthfeel is medium. Then you’ll get a sweet malty finish. Then there is a malted, bittersweet aftertaste. I think Yule shoot your Eye Out isn’t a terrible beer. I found the flavor to be dull or muted. So This beer from Texas gets a C-.I almost went lower, but then I thought this beer was terrible. I mean, at no point while I was drinking this did I think I didn’t want to finish it. No, I would recommend it, but at the same time, I would say you need to stay away from this beer. Please stay safe, be kind, and always remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Revelry Brewing Limbo King Kellerpils

A Kellerbier is a German style of beer that is a lager that has cellared, referring to its cool lager temperatures. Pilsner is a pale lager named after the Bohemian town of Pizen. So Revelry Brewing in Charleston, South Carolina, combined a Kellerbier and Pilsner to make Limbo Champ a German Kellerpils. This beer is 4.5% ABV. This beer pours a pale yellow color with a foamy four-finger white head. The head fades steadily, leaving decent lacing. The aroma is a little bit of lemon/banana. It’s sweet and breaded. The taste is light lemon, sweet, clean, and crisp with a very light hop note. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer finishes clean with a light, hoppy sweet note. Then you come to a light bread aftertaste that comes and goes quickly. This beer is tasty. I give Limbo Champ an A+. These two delicious beer styles together make an excellent beer. This beer is one that you need to have. It is refreshing, not too high in alcohol, or heavy on flavors. You can drink a few of these without the flavors overwhelming you. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Hopfusion Ale Works Feisty Redhead

The beer I have today is Feisty Redhead, a hibiscus cherry blonde from Hopfusion Ale Works. This blond beer is from Ft. Worth, Texas, and is 8.67% ABV. This Feisty Redhead has Orange Blossom Honey, raw Piloncillo (an unrefined whole cane sugar used in Mexican cook & baking. It has a caramel taste similar to molasses or brown sugar), Mexican vanilla aged on hibiscus & cherries. This beer sounds complex and interesting. This beer pours a red likecolor with a one and a half finger of white head that is quick to dissipate. The aroma is sweet, tart, fruity (big cheery), and floral. The flavor is big on the cherry. The cherry is more of a syrupy flavor than real cherries. The flavors are sweet (honey & cherry), tart, and faintly floral. The mouthfeel is syrupy and medium feeling. Then this beer finishes with a tart cherry syrup flavor. Then it turns into an aftertaste of tart fruit syrup then fades into a faint honey note. This beer sounded better than it tasted. I give this Feisty Redhead a D. The cherry tastes fake and syrup-tasting and clashes with the tart flavors, which are faint at best. This beer leaves you with a cough syrup aftertaste. I don’t recommend you try this unless you are one of the few that likes cough syrup. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Gilde Brewery Pilsner

This beer is a traditional Geman Lager Pilsner from Gilde Brewery that dates back to 1546. This brewery is in Hannover, Germany. But they have a relatively new location here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This pilsner is 4.9%. This location is a beer hall and is the United States and probably the rest of North America’s import office. This beer is from Hannover. This beer pours a golden color with a two-finger white head. The aroma is sweet, with bread (biscuits) and light malts. The flavor is also bread, biscuits, light hops, and sweetness. The mouthfeel is light. Then this pilsner beer finishes nice and clean with crisp bread light, sweet flavor. This beer has a light bitter/sweet aftertaste that doesn’t linger. I am a big pilsner fan, and this is a solid delicious pilsner. I give Gilde Brewery Pilsner an A+. The flavor is slightly lighter than some pilsners have had, and that’s good. It makes for a more drinkable/approachable beer. I highly recommend this German Pilsner. It’s tasty stuff. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Revelry Brewing Highly Tangible Session India Pale Ale

This beer is Highly Tangible. It is a session India Pale Ale directly from Revelry Brewing brewer in Charleston, South Carolina. It is 5% ABV, with Tangerine & Nectarine. This beer pours a bight, cloudy yellow with some fruit bits floating in it. It has a two-and-a-half finger white head. The aroma is fruity and lightly bitter. The taste is of juicy tangerines/nectarines, bitterness, and a light tart note on the back of the tongue. The beer’s flavor is also dry. The mouthfeel is somehow light/medium. Then this IPA comes to a fruity dry bitterness. Then you come to an aftertaste that is also dry. But less dry with some tangerine and nectarine flavor. This beer is a delicious fruity/juicy IPA. I give Highly Tangible Session India Pale Ale an A. The only negative about this beer is that the fruity flavor becomes slightly too much by the end. But it is good otherwise. The flavors all go nicely with each other. I also found this IPA refreshing and not overly hoppy or bitter. I could have a few of these, and I think you should too. Please stay safe, be kind and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Goose Island Beer Co. Christmas IPA

This beer is a little late for review. But when you buy new beer, the older beers end up in the back. This beer is Christmas IPA from Goose Island Beer Co. This Chicago beer is 7,5% ABV. It has Northern Brewer, Chinook, Mandian, and Cashmere hops. This beer also has 2-row, C-20, and Debittered black malts. This IPA pours an amber color with a two-finger beige head. The aroma is piney and bitter, and there’s cinnamon. The flavor is malt, and piney. There’s cinnamon, and it’s hoppy too. The mouthfeel is fuller. This IPA finishes with a bitter spice. The aftertaste is lightly cinnamon with a bit go bitterness. This IPA is a nice change. Because it’s not like all the IPA out there. It is more like a traditional IPA with some Christmas flavors. I give this Chairman IPA from Goose Island Beer Co. a B-. I am not a big fan of cinnamon, and it is okay/not great here. It has good bitterness that plays well with the malt flavor. I would recommend this beer, and I would have it again. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to be responsible! Cheers!

Four Peaks Brewing Co. The Joy Bus WOW Wheat

This Wheat beer called The Joy Bus WOW IS FROM Four Peaks Brewing Co. In Tempe, Arizona. This beer is 5% ABV. This wheat beer is a year-round beer. This wheat beer pours a bright yellow color, with a one-and-a-half-finger white head. The aroma is citrusy orange and sweet, and there is wheat. The taste is citrusy orange light banana, sweetness, and light on wheat flavors. This beer is not a Hefeweizen. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer has a big orange finish with some sweetness. Then you’ll come to a light seat/orange aftertaste that fades away quickly. This beer is more orange tasting than anything else. This wheat beer is good, but I have had some better wheat-styled beers. So I give this beer a B. The bold orange flavor is good and doesn’t completely overwhelm the other flavors. It does mute the wheat flavors but not in an awful way. I recommend The Joy Bus WOW wheat. It’s good and refreshing. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! !