Pouring sunny with shades of straw and marigold, This.Is.Lager. had a light and bready aroma. Crisp and clean, with a subtle hoppy pepperiness that reminded us of black pepper Triscuits, This.Is.Lager. won accolades from the runners in our office as the ultimate beer-mile beer.
Bright citrus blossom mingled with the grapefruit and pine aromas that wafted up from this clear, honey maple-colored brew. Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic hops lended flavors of zesty citrus, yellow grapefruit, and West Coast pine to this session IPA.
We love Punk. An IPA full of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and lychee flavors, Punk poured a clear, daybright gold. Sweet pineapple, citrus and tropical fruit aroma - offered up from Amarillo and Cascade hops - dominated the nose, with a mellow citrus and bitter grapefruit finish.
Notes of citrus, candied orange and dried fruit aroma suffused this copper-hued red ale. Equal parts malty and hoppy, Five AM Red Ale had subtle nutty sweetness that reminded us of caramelized pecans, candied nuts and pecan pie.
Hues of ruby bursted from through this cola-colored porter. The tan, chocolate head released a roasted coffee aroma with a hint of berry fruitiness. Brixton Porter's oak aging imparts a hint of vanilla to compliment the flavors of warm, bitter chocolate.
An American-style barleywine with a distinctly Scottish influence, Bitch Please is a collaboration with 3 Floyds Brewing in Munster, Indiana. Made with peated malts from Islay, shortbread, toffee, Bitch Please's nose had the distinct aroma of smoky whisky laced with a subtle caramel sweetness. Aged in Jura single-malt whisky barrels for eight months, this barleywine packs a serious mouth-punch of peaty scotch flavor. We also tasted a hint of bready caramel and rum raisin underneath the smokiness.