Maine Beer Company Little Whaleboat India Pale Ale

Little Whaleboat India Pale Ale, from Main Beer Company, is named after three islands (Little Whale Boat, Nate, & Tuck). They are located in Casco Bay. These islands and ledges are protected by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. This IPA is from Freeport, Maine, and is 6.5% ABV. This beer pours a cloudy yellow color with a three-finger fluffy white head. The aroma is of tropical fruit (mango & pineapple), citrus fruit, and bitterness. The flavor is lemon, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and mango. The mouthfeel is smooth and light. Then this IPA finishes with a soft tropical and citrus flavor. Then you get an aftertaste of smooth, delectable fruits with some bitterness. This beer is a very tasty IPA. I give Little Whaleboat an A+. I highly recommend it. It has all the go fruity bitter IPA flavors. It is drinkable. I don’t think it feels like it is 6.5% ABV at all. Also, this beer does drink/taste like it is more expensive than eight dollars. I found this at my local grocery store, and I don’t see any Maine Beer Company products anywhere. If you see this, don’t hesitate to buy it! Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Goose Island Beer Co. Neon Beer Hug IPA

Neon Beer Hug is an IPA. It is part of a small series of beers called Beer Hug. This Neon Beer Hug is 7% ABV. There are two other Beer Hug beers besides this one. I have one other Hazy Beer Hug. I will review that beer soon. This beer comes from Goose Island Beer Co in Chicago, Illinois. This beer has Nugget, Sultana, Citra, Mosaic, and Eureka hops. This beer pours a yellow color with a two-finger white head. The aroma is bitter, hoppy, and sweet (citrusy sweetness). The flavor is also smooth, citrusy sweet, malty, and hoppy. The mouthfeel is lighter. Then this beer finishes with a bitter, hoppy, fruity flavor. Then you come to an aftertaste of bittersweet, hoppy, malty, and fruity. This beer was slightly .ess than I was expecting, so I give Neon Beer Hug a B+. It was not bad. It was thAt I was expecting more citrus and a fuller mouthfeel/body. But it was still good. I would go for this beer again, and I would recommend it as well. It has all the good things that a nice IPA should have. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Atmos Brewing Co. Wayfarer NA IPA

Wayfarer NA IPA from Atmos Brewing Co. in Hailey, Idaho, is the last in my dry-January series of Non-alcoholic or zero-alcohol beers. The next post will be a regular alcoholic beer. This beer has water, malt, oats, hops, and yeast. This beer pours an orange/copper color with a big four-finger white head. I opened the can it immediately foamed. I think they are using a lot of carbonation for the flavor. Carbonation bubbles carry flavor. The aroma is bitter, hoppy, piney, and a little dank. The taste is different than its aroma. It’s light, bitter, watery, and has very little to no body. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer finishes with a light, hoppy note. The aftertaste is light and watery. Overall this is not good. I give Wayfarer NA IPA a D+. I don’t think you’ll get a real IPA with a Non-alcoholic beer. It’s the yeast that they use. That’s the way it is low in flavor and body. I don’t think this is worth trying. Overall Non-alcoholic beers have their place. I don’t think they are great. I give Non-alcoholic beer as a whole an F+. The right style of beer might do better than a non-alcoholic beer. Like a lager or pilsner. They are lower in calories and carbohydrates, so they have that going for them. But if you are worried about calories and carbs, don’t have a beer. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Untitled Art NON-Alcoholic Juicy IPA

This Non-alcoholic beer is Untitled Art Juicy IPA. This beer comes from Waunakee, Wisconsin. This brewery does brew regular alcoholic beer. This IPA pours a hazy, cloudy yellow color with a two-finger steady white head. The aroma is fruity, hoppy, and bitter. The flavor is a different story. It’s Bitter, soft, thin, and fruity. The mouthfeel is light. Then this IPA finishes with a slight bitterness. Then comes an aftertaste of scraggy, fruity bitterness This Beer is not great, and I would give this IPA a C-. I think Non-alcoholic IPA, is not good in general because Non-alcoholic beers use a different type of yeast. Yeast ferments with sugar and outcomes alcohol. But that is why this has no body/mouthfeel and low flavors. It’s not the world’s worst IPA, and I wouldn’t recommend this. The aroma and its taste did not match. I would call that a false advertisement. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Lagunitas IPNA Non-Alcoholic IPA

Lagunitas INPA Non-Alcoholic IPA, like most non-alcoholic beers, weighs in at less than 0.5% ABV. This beer is widely available. I picked this up from my local Whole Foods. This beer pours a bronze/gold goalie with a one-and-a-half-finger white head. The aroma is peppery, grassy, and with light fruit notes. The taste is peppery, light on hop flavor, bitter, and clean. The mouthfeel is light. This beer then finishes with a light hop note and has nothing to offer in the way of aftertaste, other than a light peppery hop flavor. This IPA was somewhat okay. I give this Lagunitas IPNA a D. I found no off-putting flavors on this. I just found it lacking the IPA flavors that Lagunitas is known for. Would I recommend it? I can’t say because I’ve only had two non-alcoholic beers. But I would eventually have this again. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Athletic Brewing Co. Run Wild IPA

This beer, Run Wild IPA, is the first beer in a series of non-alcoholic beers. This IPA comes from Athletic Brewing Co in Stratford, Connecticut. All Athletic Brewing Co. beers are non-alcoholic or are less than 0.5% ABV. This beer has Citra & Mosaic hops. This IPA also has organic US & German malts. This IPA pours an off-yellow color with a two-finger white head. The aroma is light citrus (barely any citrus), and a bitterness that has gone off. The flavor is light, citrus, and an off bitterness. This flavor is bad. The mouthfeel is light and terrible. Then it finishes with a harshbitterness. Then you get no aftertaste. That is odd. Overall this was terrible. I give this an F. I would not drink this, nor would I recommend it. This beer barely tastes like an IPA. It tastes more like a slightly hoppy lager and bad lager that is hoppy. I can’t find anything positive here other than it is non-alcoholic and low in carbs and calories. I almost wanted to pour it out. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers and happy New Year! 

Revelry Brewing Wetness Wet-Hopped India Pale Ale

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Thi is just a reminder I will not be blogging between January first to the fourteenth. This IPA Wetness is a wet-hopped IPA with Citra & Centennial wet hops. This beer weighs in at 6%ABV and comes directly from Revelry Brewing in Charleston, South Carolina. I used to see a few of their beer here in the Charlotte, NC, but not in a while. This IPA pours a yellow color, with a three-finger bright white head. The aroma is lemony, citrusy, piney, grassy, and bitter. The flavor is also lemony, citrusy, and piney. It is also soft, dank, dry, and resiny. The mouthful is barely medium but does coat the mouth for a short duration. The beer then finishes dank, dry, and bitter. Then you come to the aftertaste of a light citrus, bitter lemon and pine notes that linger for a while. This Revelry Brewing Wetness does not taste as it smells, which is not good or bad. I enjoyed this IPA.I have not had a lot of wet IPAs. Wet IPAs use fresh off the vine hops, and IPAs usually using dry hops. That’s why you don’t see a ton of wet-hopped IPAs around, or wet hops may be more costly. I give Wetness from Revelry Brewing an A-. I think the Centennial hops slightly overpower the Citra hops, or they use more Centennial the Citra, and I am a big Citra hop fan But nothing else really held this back. It was just my preference. I do recommend this. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! 

Redhook Ale Brewery Storm Surge Hazy IPA

Before I get into the review, I am taking two weeks off from drinking January first until the fourteenth. Then I will be back to regularly scheduled reviewing. Now back to this review. This beer is Storm Surge Hazy IPA. This beer weighs in at 6.8% ABV. It’s from Redhook Ale Brewery in Seattle, Washington. Redhook has been around since 1981. They have breweries in Portland, Oregon and New Hampshire. This hazy IPA has Premium, 2-Row, Melanoidin, biscuit, and wheat malts. It also uses Galaxy, Mosaic, Lemondrop, and Cascade hops. This beer pours a hazy yellow color with a two-finger white head. The aroma is bitter, juicy, and fruity, with lemon and some malt. The flavor is bitter, fruity (light lemon), and juicy. It has a strong alcohol feel to it. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this beer finishes bitter, and hoppy with a fruity, juicy flavor. The aftertaste is a lingering bitter alcoholic fruitiness. This beer grows on you as you drink it down. It was hoppy enough. It was just the right amount of juicy fruit. I give Storm Surge Hazy IPA a B-. It does have more of an alcoholic finish that I like for this style of beer. But that is the only fault of this beer. I do recommend this beer. It’s pretty easy to find just about anywhere you by beer. Please be kind, stay safe, and always remember to enjoy responsibly! Have a happy holiday! Cheers! 

Cerveja Musa Born in the IPA

In my last post I said that Eye of The Lager was the last of the Musa beers I had. I was wrong. I was searching in my beer refrigerator and found Born in the IPA from Ceveja Musa. This IPA weighs in at 6.5% and has Citra, Mosaic, Summit, and Warrior hop. This IPA pours a yellow color with a two-finger white head. The aroma is citrus, orange, grassy, and bitter. Smells decent. The flavor is also orange, citrusy, malty, and bitter. The mouthfeel is between light and medium. Then it comes to a bitter orangey finish with a good amount of bitterness. Then comes a bitter citrusy malt aftertaste. This beer is probably the best Musa beer out of all. I give Born in the IPA a B. It was a good IPA with a decent/good IPA flavor. Not too much and not overwhelming either. I would have this Born in the IPA again. I hope that can happen. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Heist Brewery Dollar Dollar Bill Y’all Dreamsicle-Inspired India pale ale

This beer, Dollar Dollar Bill Y’all, is a lyric in a Wu-Tang Clan rap song titled C.R.E.A.M. This beer is a dreamsicle-inspired IPA from Heist Brewery here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This beer comes in a 7% ABV. This beer has tangerine, orange, toasted marshmallow, and vanilla. This beer pours a bright yellow with floating particulate/ingredients and a two-and-a-half finger cream marshmallow white head. The aroma is sweet and creamy. There is vanilla, orange, tangerine, and a little marshmallow on the nose. The taste is creamy with sweet vanilla, orange/tangerine citrusy goodness. There was also a toasted marshmallow. The mouthfeel is medium feel and creamy. This beer does taste like an orange creamsicle. Then this beer has a nice creamy sweet fruity vanilla finish. Then comes an aftertaste like biting into a delicious orange vanilla popsicle. That aftertaste lingers nicely on the tongue. This IPA was fabulously delicious. I give this an A+. I highly recommend it. It was as advertised on the side of the can. All the flavors came together just perfectly for a great beer. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!