Profile of GrowlerPower

Profile of GrowlerPower






1931 beer caps
Joined 15 years ago
From Flushing, NY, United States
Last seen drinking Eve's Cidery Northern Spy (2015) 1 month ago

I only rate aged/old/forgotten in the cellar beers on BeerPal.

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  • Orval
    rated 3.6 1 month ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle from Whole Paycheck; 22/02/2022. Rare Vos glass @home. Silly meringue head. Slightly opaque, Lipton iced tea. Smells of pith, cherry pits, mellow sour mix, faint ladies perfume, baby powder. Soft berry & citrus wheat upfront. Bittersharp earthy, minerally middle. Bit of tea, rind, Aspirin, pepper, copper & subtle heat on the end. Initially frothy, eventually drinking wet & half flat. Hidden acid. Not super-brett thin, but getting there. Better bottle than last time, but still haven't found that sweet spot.

  • Sun Dance
    rated 3.6 2 months ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 7

    Discounted bottle from Max's Taphouse for like $9. No clue how old this is. Mojito glass @home. Opaque, still, honey gold pour. Unfermented honey, lemon, tons of sour tropical fruit, obvious French oak, plastic, caramel. Tannic, twangy, sweet char, sharp citrus everywhere, bubblegum, caramel & warm booze finish. Slight coffee oxidation. Belly warming. Slick, acidic, warming, obviously oxidized. Still pretty good.

  • B. Nektar Cherry Chipotle Mead
    rated 3.2 3 months ago

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

    Clearance bottle from the Whale Outpost; $7, 2016 bottle. Had this when B. Nektar was cook & had white labels & cobalt blue bottles. Might have brought it to Ommegang(when that was cool). Pint glass @home. Deep, clear, still cherry brown pour. Smell is serious tomato-based bbq sauce with a cherry edge. Heavy smoke. So exact. Sweet & savory, mellow chipolte & tomato in those little Goya cans, maybe some apple sweetness. Doesn't taste OG. Some body, a little grit, bittersweet. Fine, but not what I remember.

  • The Rising Plum
    rated 2.4 4 months ago

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

    375ml from the Whale Outpost in Haw Creek, Asheville. 2018 bottle, not that old, but this cidery is suspect. Got it for half off, which might still be too expensive. Goblet @home. Clear, mostly still, watermelon juice sort of color. Floral, muted melon, spice, red wine vinegar, chewing gum, faint Sidra. All telltale trademarks & not super inviting. Sour twangy apple, sour red plum, pear sweetness, soft yellow melon, cider vinegar, mellow peppers, prickly carb, plastic, bubble gum. I am somewhat of a martyr when it comes to beers I buy, but I can never get close to finishing these. Lots of tummy rumbles. Drink fresh or forever be capped.

  • Moonlight Meadery Kisses
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottle from somewhere I haven't been in a while. Sat in a wine shipper for a couple years. Poured into a baby Duvel tulip.

    Maroonish, orangy/red amber hue. A bit opaque. Lots of sediment not quite sleeping at the bottom.
    Smells faintly of strawberry jam, but there's more dominant things in there, like caramel custard & orange rind. A little oxidation on the nose too, so some raisin & toasty old malt.
    Taste is cooked honey, strawberry jam, newspaper, & grain. Faint sourness. Lingering waxiness.
    Grainy, goopey texture. Thin, alcoholic finish.

    This was a bit more pronounced when fresh, but was never big on fruit. The honey character has always been solid though. One of the few American places that can put out a decent mead every few batches.

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