Profile of hantran

Profile of hantran

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Joined 17 years ago
From New Fairfield, CT, United States
Last seen drinking Two Roads Road to Ruin Double IPA (Road 2 Ruin Double IPA) 11 hours ago

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Ex Hippie, Lighting Designer and Production Manager for Live Events, Ex Board of Ed Chairman, Ex Selectman, pool shooter, bird watcher, luckily married to a wonderful woman, lately doing lots of gigs in the Conch Republic.

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  • Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Well they kicked it up to 8% but the rest of this review is still pretty accurate 8 years later.Moderate nose of pine and orange, fairly standard. Medium amber body topped by nice white head with goo lace. Mouth is medium, nothing special. As the brewer says, not much malt, lots of hops., kinda lacking in flavor but strongly unflavored bitterness. Fairly neutral in taste, not much flavoring hops, not citrus or floral in flavor. A bit buttery for an IPA. Finish is super dry and slightly medicinal. this brewery is close to making good beers (I've had their Saison) but they just miss. need to work the recipe and get serious. At 7.2 "Double IPA is a bit of a stretch, alcohol present but mild.

  • Victory Sour Monkey
    rated 3.6 5 days ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Nice nose, sweet tarts! Floral...no malt. Clear medium gold body topped with a white head that quickly leaves a skim coat and a touch of sudsy lace. mouth is thin and VERY tingly. Flavor is again all Sweet Tarts! Alcohol totally masked which is a bit scary. No complexity...this is a one note brew. Would be a 6 but kicking it up for masking that very high abv.

  • Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Huge nose leaps out of the can. Pineapple, orange, and tropical fruit along with a serious dankness and some wildflower honey. Pale apricot colored body fully hazed topped with a white frothy head with moderate retention and decent lace. Mouth is slightly thin, just a bit slick, and carbonation is minimal but adequate. Flavor has some sour perhaps some sticky terpenes with some astringency towards the end that I associate with a lot of Kent falls IPAs. A little grass and perhaps a touch of barnyard funk in the taste I find myself wondering about the yeast.

  • Royal Standard Wee Heavy Ale
    rated 2.8 3 weeks ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Remarkably undetectable nose. Hazy copper body with a head that disappears almost instantly and leaves no lace no skim coat. Mouth is thin the decent tingle perhaps slightly under carbonated. Flavor is sweetish moderately toasted malt. Alcohol will masked, not complex, it's actually pretty tasty.

  • Cosmic Waffle
    rated 4.0 3 weeks ago

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

    Big old barnyard funk in the nose Belgium all the way Plus cloves plus cardamom they're calling this a Belgian IPA but it's really a Hefe. Slightly hazed amber body with fantastic lace and a good head and it leaves a great skim coat with retention. Mouth is creamy carbonation is good. I don't know how to score the flavor.... I'm in a tastes like I said someone or a heffe so what the hell is a Belgian style IPA supposed to taste like? If this was a hefe or SSO and I'd probably give it an 8 on flavor so what the hell I'll give it an 8.

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