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Burial Beer End of Plagues India Pale Ale

This beer is End of Plagues India Pale Ale, is from Burial Beer. This IPA is from, Asheville, North Carolina, comes in at 7.2% ABV. This beer has oats in it. It also has been whirlpooled, is a method used to separate debris (mostly hop pellets and trub) from wort after the boil, with Incognito hops. Then it’s double dry-hoped with Citra, Sabro, and Vic Secret hops. This beer pours a yellow, cloudy color with a three-and-half-finger creamy white head. The aroma is sweet (from the oats used), hoppy, and orange. The flavor is creamy hoppy, bitter, piney, and orange citrus fruit notes. The mouthfeel is full. Then this IPA finishes hoppy, bitter, and fruity with a little faded sweetness. The aftertaste is a creamy, bitter, citrus fruit flavor that slowly fades. This beer is a good beer, and it’s been a while since I’ve had an oat IPA. I would give End of Plagues India Pale Ale an A-. It just needs a little more bitter notes to make is spectacular and delicious. But I still think this IPA is a good beer that you should be drinking this as well as all other Burial Beers. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Burial Beer Sharp Summer Bock Lager

Sharp, 6% ABV, is a Maibock style beer from Burial Beer, Asheville, North Carolina. This beer has German Pils, light German Munich Malts, and Herbrucker malts. There is also Saaz, and Grungiest hops. This beer pours a deeper orange color with a stick, creamy four-finger white head. The aroma is sweet, bread, malty, and somewhat floral. The flavor is honey, malty, and bread, with a grainy note. The mouthfeel is medium. Then is beer finishes with sweet bread and honey flavor. Then comes an aftertaste of light fading sweetness and light malts. This beer is not as good as I thought it was. Burial Beer Sharp is a C+. It is just average. There is a slight off-putting flavor not as you swallow the beer, but that is not too serious. It is a little bitter, and that’s not what you’d find in beer. It’s not the worst, and neither is this beer overall. I’ve had better, and I’ve had worse versions of this style of beer. I would say I recommend or don’t recommend this beer. If you do or don’t try this, you aren’t missing anything. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! 

Hopfly Brewing Company Shatter Hazy Pale Ale

This beer Shatter from Hopfly Brewing Company is the first beer I have seen/had from their new brewery here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This beer is a 5.8% hazy pale ale. This beer is part of Dank Expressions and is double-dry hoped, with Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, and Mosaic Spectrum hops. This pale ale pours a hazy yellow with a three-finger white head. The head has decent retention. The aroma is juicy melon, hoppy and bitter. The flavor is similar to the smell with juicy bitter melon and hoppy creamy notes. There is a light powdery taste on this beer that you might get from a dry-hopped beer. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this beer finishes with a hoppy semi-dry melon. Then you get a bitter fruity aftertaste last long enough to enjoy it. I enjoyed Shatter Hazy Pale Ale. I would give this beer a high B+. It is refreshing and not so heavy that you can’t drink a few of them. I think it has a nice balance of flavor, drinkability, and mouthfeel. I would recommend trying this. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Hush That Fuss Hoppy Wheat Ale

This beer, Hush That Fuss, is labeled on the can as a Hoppy Wheat Ale, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find it’s a Pale Ale. This beer from Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company is 5.5% ABV. This beer pours an orange color with a five-finger white rocky head. The aroma is orange, bitter, with light wheat notes, and bright. The taste is creamy, with orange pineapple, bitterness, and lemony. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Then it comes to a bitter wheat orange and tropical-like finish. The aftertaste is bitter, slightly hoppy, and fruity. This beer is more of an American Pale Ale than an ear of hoppy wheat, but you get a light wheat flavor. I give this beer an A-. It was close to being a wheat ale but not all the way there. Overall a nice tasting beer. I’d recommend it! Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

NoDa Brewing Company Weiz Not Hefeweizen

Here, Weiz Not Hefeweizen from NoDa Brewing Company, coming in at 5.0% ABV, from Charlotte, North Carolina. This beer is made German Pilsner Malt, and German Malted Wheat. This Hefeweizen pours a cloudy yellow color with a five finger creamy white head. The head fades slowly. The beers aroma is banana, clove, and malted wheat. The taste is cream with banana, clove, light sweetness, and the flavor is crushable. That means it is goes down quick and easy. The mouthfeel is on the heavier side. Then this Hefeweizen finishes with a banana and clove flavor. Then comes the sweet banana creamy aftertaste. Most traditional Hefeweizen are heavy feeling. This is not as heavy feeling, but still hefty. It’s a great beer, and I think this Weiz Not Hefeweizen deserves an A+. I could have a few of these, but I would feel this beer too heavy on the stomach. But still a great summer Hefeweizen, and one I’d highly recommend. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly!

Legion Brewing Supernova Strawberry Mango Sour Ale

Supernova Strawberry Mango Sour Ale, 4.7%, is a Berliner Weisse beer and has a few different varieties. This soured ale is brewed by Legion Brewing here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Legion Brewing uses fresh strawberries and mango. This beer pours a light red, orange color with a one-and-a-half-finger white fizzy head. The aroma is tart, with strawberry, mango, and some sour notes. The beer tastes tart with light strawberries and a little mango. Overall the flavor of the beer is thin. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer finishes with a tart, vague fruit flavor. Then comes an aftertaste of tart/sour flavors. This beer was not such a good beer, but I wouldn’t call it bad. I give Supernova Strawberry Mango Sour Ale a C-. The sour/tart flavors keep the fruity flavor down, and I would’ve liked more of a fruity flavor. It is refreshing to drink and not heavy at all. But I think I am finding out I might not be a big fan of fruity sour ales. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Westmalle Tripel

I have never seen this at my local Harris Teeter Supermarket before. Well, the other day, I saw this on the refrigerated end cap.. So naturally I bought a bottle. This beer is Westmalle Tripel, and it’s 9.4% ABV. This authentic Trappist Ale, is from Malle, Belgium. This ale is brewed by the Trappist monks at Westmalle. This beer pours a deep gold color with a big four finger thick white head. It’s slowly fades into thick lacing. The aroma is fruity, sweet, and there is a big of clove spices. The taste is fruity , spiced with clove, malt flavor, candy sugar, and slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer comes to a fruity spiced finish. Then comes an aftertaste of clove and bitter fruit. This beer is an fine example of a Trappist Tripel Ale. But I now I find that Chimay is just the slightest bit better. I give this an A-. I would still recommend this. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

NoDa Brewing Company Fusion Series Vol. III with Passion Fruit

A while back on this blog, I reviewed Vol. II from this NoDa Brewing Company Fusion Series. This beer is Vol. III with Passion Fruit, 9.4% ABV. This beer is an imperial, hazy IPA brewed here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This IPA pours a hazy yellow with a two-finger white steady head. The aroma is tropical (passion fruit) and bitter. The flavor or taste is tropical passion fruit, bitter/hoppy, and more alcoholic tasting than some imperial IPAs. It has a smoothness to it, along with a resting quality. The mouthfeel is on the fuller side, but I would say that it is fuller. Then this big IPA finishes with bitterness but is slightly smooth and tropical. The aftertaste is tropical with bitterness. This beer is tasty for high alcohol hazed IPA. I would recommend it! The overall beer flavor reminded me of a tropical orange juice if there is a thing. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

NoDa Brewing Company Pitchside Pils

This German-style Pilsner, Pitchside Pils, 4.1%, is a beer to celebrate the Charlotte Football Club. This Pilsner is from NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pitchside Pils pours a gold color with a two-and-a-half finger white head. The head slowly fades away. The aroma is lightly sweet, fruity, bread, and crisp. The flavor is fruity, cracker, and crisp. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer finishes light and refreshing with a fruitiness. The aftertaste is a light cracker. This beer is a good solid beer that gets an A+. I like the Pilsner style because every beer I see is either an IPA or a Hazy IPA. This Pils is the beer you want to have during a CLTFC match. I highly recommend it, especially now during this massive heatwave. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember, always enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Bell’s Brewery Official Hazy IPA

I have seen Official Hazy IPA, 6.4%, around for a while now. I haven’t decided to buy a package of it until now. This beer is a New England hazy IPA from Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Michigan. It is a dry-hopped combination of Mosaic, Citrus, Azacca, Amarillo, and El Dorado hops. This hazy IPA pours a golden yellow with a two-finger white head. There is good retention on the head. The aroma is of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and bitter notes. The taste is also of citrus fruits and tropical fruits. You find mango, peach, pineapple, orange, and melon. There is a nice bitter note on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Then this IPA finishes with tropical citrus fruit and bitter flavor. Then comes an aftertaste of bitterness with hints of fruits. This beer is good. This beer got better and better the more I drank it. I give this an A. It has all the right flavors and has a nice balance with good drinkability. I recommend you have this. It will not disappoint. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!