King Kong Brewing (Sacramento, CA)
Good, not great ... but refreshing and tasty.
Deschutes Brewing (Bend, OR)
Not sure what I was expecting ... but it wasn't this.
Huge hop presence, somewhat dank, that is nicely offset by a bit of tropical fruit sweetness. Very good.
Federation Brewing (Oakland, CA)
I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Surprising as I usually don't care for "sours".
Crooked Lane Brewing (Auburn, CA)
Allagash Brewing (Portland, ME)
Deep roasted malt flavors and a very pleasing touch of sweetness.
I could, and may, drink more than one of these!
ABV 7.5%, IBU
Hops: Northern Brewer, Glacier
Malt: Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend, Local Pale Malt, Black Malt, Local Oats, Torrified Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley
Yeast: Belgian Abbey-Style
Other: Dark Belgian Candi Syrup
Fort Rock Brewing (Rancho Cordova, CA)
Simple. Straight forward. Delicious!
ABV 5.2%, 25 IBU
Mother Earth Brew Co (Vista, CA)
Mexican-style lager, as a rule, is my least favorite beer style. Once in a rare while, I find a craft-brewed "cerveza" that is pretty good ... this one is extremely good!
ABV 4.5%, 20 IBU
New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO)
Lots! of tropical hoppiness. Big and bold with a redeeming hint of sweetness.
Clean smooth finish ... tempted to have another, but at 7.7% this is a 'one and done'.
ABV 7.7%, 45 IBU
Clown Shoes Brewing (Boston, MA)
Not the pine bomb I was expecting. I found the beer quite enjoyable, sightly sweet with a fruity finish. As it warmed I started to get the turpentine taste but did not find it objectionable.
ABV 6.7%, 55 IBU
Hops: Azacca, Citra, Mosaic
Other: Beta-Pinene and Linalool