Profile of hantran

Profile of hantran






11573 beer caps
Joined 15 years ago
From New Fairfield, CT, United States
Last seen drinking Clam Island 1 week ago

Ex Hippie, Lighting Designer and Production Manager for Live Events, Ex Board of Ed Chairman, currently a Selectman, pool shooter, bird watcher, luckily married to a wonderful woman.

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  • Clam Island
    rated 4.0 1 week ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Mild inoffensive NEIPA nose, perhaps slightly less tropical than most; guava, mango, touch of grass and biscuit. Fogged pale gold body topped with ok head and good lace and little leaves a good skim. Nice in the mouth, tingly just right, a bit slippery and medium bodied. I am liking the flavor profile. Its NEIPA but moderate, I am wondering if there is wheat in the malt bill. Alcohol at the end is slightly warming. The finish is very clean and almost no aftertaste. There is a nice bitterness in mid swallow and before that just a touch of tropical profile; maybe tangerine and a wee wee hint of pulp.

  • Jaws
    rated 4.0 1 week ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Very mild (too mild) nose with some pasture and a hint of lemon. I am a bit new to Kazbek hops, interesting. Clear medium gold body topped with minimal white head that leaves a skim coat and a hint of sudsy lace.The effervescence keeps coming. Mouth hints at creamy and is nicely fizzy. There is an unusual flavor profile here, I can't quite put my finger on it, might be coming from the house lager yeast. Finish is very clean, its a lovely pils flavor with what is maybe a hint of deep ripe fruit, plum? Bittering level is spot on for style. This is EXTREMELY SESSONABLE! (wish there was more nose)

  • American Ale
    rated 2.7 2 weeks ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Rerate 7/2021 Mild nose of malt not really a lot going on there. Cloudy copper / orange body pores almost no head and no lace. Mouth is slightly watery with a bit of a tingle. Flavor is malt forward possibly Crystal malts a bit sweet certainly not complex a hint of bitter and the Finish you could probably drink a lot of this it reminds me of McSorley's.

  • Neversink Wheat
    rated 4.5 2 weeks ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Tobacco and juniper and orange in the subtle nose. (They call this a botanical wheat and its got spent botanicals from their gin producing partner.) Medium sunny gold fully fogged body topped with a lasting white head that leaves a nice skim coat and a hint of lace. I like this mouth, its a bit foamy, hints at creamy, slightly slick and clean. I do feel like the hummingbird sucking from a flower on the label of the can. This is floral and mellow and dryish. At the end there more than a hint of bitters from the botanicals and just a hint of floral sweetness but the finish is quite clean. I am really enjoying this one from my little known and relatively local brewers. On a hot summer day this is lovely!

  • Orval
    rated 4.0 1 month ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Drinking a late 2019 in mid 2021, not sure how it had been treated. Not getting the fabulous nose oft mentioned. Smells like a mild heffe, some bubblegum, some barnyard funk. Huge, too huge really, white head makes for a challenging pour. Cloudy medium apricot-colored body under that huge head and leaves interesting lace. Mouth is slightly creamy and very full, very carbonated...over-carbonated? I would like to call this finish sour but sadly medicinal is more appropriate. Warming alcohol is a big part of the ending. Starts almost neutral then a rapid hit of bitter, then heads off into the pasture before that unpleasant ending but that goes away and leaves a fairly clean and just slightly sweet aftertaste. Definitely complex. Smooths out s it warms a bit or maybe I am just getting used to the aspirin finish.

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