This ale is a 2016 Great American Beer Festival gold medal winner, a 2015 SD international Beer Festival gold medal winner, and a 2018 Great American Beer Festival bronze medal winner. This award-winning beer is Mischief Hoppy Belgian-Style Ale, 8.5% ABV from The Bruery in Placentia, California. This ale pours a golden color with a two-finger fluffy white head. It gives off pears and citrus fruits with a hoppy, pepper spice. The taste is fruity with pear, melon, citrus, peppery, and hoppy notes. It has an alcoholic flavor to it. It becomes apparent as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium and crisp. This beer then finishes with a pepper hops note with fruit. The aftertaste is hoppy but not like an IPA, just enough hop. It has a fruity aftertaste as well. This ale was a great example of an American Belgium-style ale. I give Mischief Hoppy Belgian-Style Ale an A+. All of the flavors are on point and tasty. I highly recommend this ale. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I found this beer, New Anthem Beer Project A Feeling I Get Hoppy Farmhouse Ale, 6.2% at Total Wine. I am a real fan of Farmhouse/Saison Ales. I feel real upscale when I have one. This ale pours a light lemon yellow with a big four-finger bight and fluffy white head. The aroma on this farmhouse ale is bitter, lemony with some yeast. The flavor of this beer is bitter lemon, melon with hoppy yeast notes. The mouthfeel is light and soft. It then finishes with bitter lemon. The aftertaste is citrus and slightly bitter. I enjoyed New Anthem Beer Project A Feeling I Get Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. The bitter/hoppy notes really and a tasty twist on an already delicious beer style. I give New Anthem Beer Project A Feeling I Get Hoppy Farmhouse Ale an A. It is worth finding and having. I would have it again. It was refreshingly flavorful and delicious. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Ritual Anonymity Pilsner, 5.2% ABV, is from Burial Beer in Asheville, North Carolina. Ritual Anonymity made with Epiphany Craft Malt, barley, and oats. Double-dry hopped with Galaxy and Kohatu hops. Burial Beer said that this Pilsner is hoppy. Ritual Anonymity pours a light yellow with a bright white three finger head. It gives off hoppy lemon notes with a bit of a grassy note. It smells like a pale ale is mating with a pilsner. The flavor is similar to the way it smells of a nice hoppy lemon grassy flavor with a touch of faint sweetness that you might find in a traditional pilsner beer, a nice hoppy flavor. Ritual Anonymity has a light mouthfeel. It comes to a pilsner sweet and hoppy finish with a light hop pilsner aftertaste with a very faint lemon note. Burial Beer Ritual Anonymity Pilsner is a good beer. It is a nice take on a Pilsner beer that I found to be refreshing and tasty. I give Ritual Anonymity an A. I recommend you try this beer. This beer not overly hoppy nor bitter. It has the right amount of both. I would most definitely have Burial Beer Ritual Anonymity again! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Picked up Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale, 6.0% ABV from my local Harris Teeter supermarket. This Sierra Nevada beer is a limited edition hoppy beer and celebrates Sierra Nevada’s forty years of brewing since 1980 when they brewed the Pale Ale. 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale pours orange with a two and a quarter white fluffy head that sticks around making awesome lacing throughout the glass with aromas of nice but faint fruit, pine, and some nice bitter notes. The taste is not too far off the aroma with light fruity notes alongside bitter pine flavors that come together for a light bitter pine finish and carries into a pine aftertaste with a somewhat light mouthfeel. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale isn’t bad, I just think there are better hoppy ales out there, so I think that it’s a C+. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale does, however, follow what Sierra Nevada Brewing has been doing for the last forty years and I find the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company to be a great brewery overall. This beer was just above average for me. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I first had Wicked Weed Brewing Napoleon Complex Hoppy Pale Ale, 5.2% ABV at JJ’s Red Hots, and I thought I should pick some up and give this a review. So I purchased a six-pack of Napoleon Complex from the Harris Teeter. Napoleon Complex pours a darker yellow color with a three and a quarter finger white head that slowly recedes into itself giving off big hoppy pine aromas with grassy notes. Napoleon Complex smells more like a bigger beer and/or an IPA. Taste is big with a hoppy pine flavor that is clean, semi-smooth with a dry end and has a dry hoppy pine finish and a grassy hop aftertaste with a medium mouthfeel. After finishing Wicked Weed Brewing Napoleon Complex Hoppy Pale Ale I realized why Wicked Weed named it Napoleon Complex. This is a Pale Ale which is a milder less hoppy beer than an IPA but has the presence of an IPA and drinks like one. I enjoyed this Wicked Weed Brewing Napoleon Complex Hoppy Pale Ale and I think is an A-. You can really have more than two pints of this, your tastebuds would be wrecked due to the hoppy nature of the beer becoming overwhelming. It has a good hoppy flavor without being too bitter. But I recommend trying Napoleon Complex for yourself. It’s a hoppy good beer! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!