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Harvest Moon ESB September 14, 2011
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This tasted much less like a pale ale and more like an Oktoberfest or similar. It has a very dark amber color and really very little hops in the flavor. It was really quite malty. That said it goes down very smooth and is easy to drink. Almost too easy as the flavors weren't quite as complex as I was hoping. Still, a good autumn beer.

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CoCoNut PorTeR June 6, 2012

The aroma of this is pretty nice, but was just a touch heavy on the coconut. Once poured into a glass (from a can? Really?!? A can?!?) the color was beautiful and dark with a large darker brown head. The initial impression of the flavor didn't impress me much. Although I liked the dark roasted chocolate and coffee flavors, the coconut flavor wasn't initially as smooth as I thought it would be. About 1/3 the way through it I was changing my mind a bit. All things said, it is a good beer and is certainly worth trying. It's unrealistic to expect it to be everyone's cup o' tea, but it is quite good once you take a minute to get used to an unorthodox ingredient.

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Tell Tale Red August 4, 2011
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Very pleasant and drinkable red ale. A moderate amount of bitterness, but decently balanced. A very good go-to beer. Similar to their Sequoia Red.

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X-114 September 5, 2011
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Decent, but fairly average. Nice hoppy introduction, but it fades fairly quickly and is just... done... If only the flavor would actually stick around.

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Dogfish Head Burton Baton December 20, 2011

Unbelievable flavor, unbelievable mouthfeel, unbelievable finish. This tastes like 90-Minute IPA, but smoother and without as much of a hop kick. It's incredibly complex and flavorful and VERY drinkable. It's expensive, but worth it!

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Deschutes The Stoic December 29, 2011

Dark honey color with minimal head. Rich aroma with fruit and rye notes evident. Very interesting and complex with sweet - almost mild sour - flavors. I tasted hints of apricot and sweet fruity flavors that make it have almost a wine type of flair. It is very flavorful and complex, but very unique. Certainly worth the experience but not an everyday drink.

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Beautiful caramel brown color and sweet aroma. Fantastic malty complexity and very flavorful hoppy flavors that are beautifully complimentary. This goes down with incredible smoothness that makes you want to take your time and savor it - which is good, considering the 11% ABV. FANTASTIC!

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First off, I am a beer snob through and through. I live for an amazing micro brew. That said, this is the most amazing beer I have ever had. Literally. You can taste the wood from the casks, caramel, molasses, and vanilla. It's VERY dark, and even has hints of whiskey in it. The ABV and the general mouthfeel of it translates into something you definitely don't chug, but SAVOR! And boy is it worth savoring! What an incredible beer! You can feel the warmth as it goes down... Absolutely incredible fall/winter beer! Words are somewhat inadequate... wow...

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Dogfish Head World Wide Stout November 25, 2011

This stout is hands-down the most amazing stout I've ever consumed. Ever. Dark rich black color with mind-boggling flavor. The roasted barley malts are astounding and rich flavors beyond that of wooden barrels and almost a whiskey or Bourbon greet you afterward. At $10 for a 12oz bottle its by no means cheap or affordable, but the flavor is literally unreal.. .

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Bud Light Lime August 4, 2011
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Add lime to anything and it'll taste better. Unfortunately it'll take about a dozen *fresh* limes to cover the urine-like flavor of this poor excuse for a "beer". Pathetic.

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Sawtooth Ale August 4, 2011
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Decent Ale with nice introductory flavors, but far too clean of a finish. Once it's swallowed, it's... gone... It does have great fruity flavor with a great level of hops for a summer afternoon, but it'd be nice if the flavor hung around longer.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale September 30, 2011

I love unique beers and bought this with high hopes for the 2011 fall beer season. I could not have been more disappointed. It tasted worse than Bud Light or MGD with artificial flavors added. WORSE. I had two sips and poured the rest down the drain. It was truly awful...

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Widmer Hefeweizen August 4, 2011
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Good solid can't-go-wrong kind of Hef.

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Widmer Drop Top Amber Ale August 4, 2011
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Extremely drinkable Amber Ale. Wonderful citruce flavors and well balanced hops.

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Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale September 22, 2011
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Very smooth with nice blend of hops and malt. Beautiful copper color with white head. This is fairly mild and easy to drink. It has a nice finish with the perfect amount of bitterness. It definitely seemed like a tame version of Twilight Ale. This is definitely a benchmark pale ale in my book.

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Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale September 8, 2011
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This is easily my absolute favorite summer ale. I have yet to try anything from Deschutes that doesn't impress me - and then some. Twilight Ale is certainly no exception. It has awesome flavors that are wonderfully balanced courtesy of the mixture of hops, but with pleasant malty tones as well. It is incredibly drinkable with a fairly low ABV that makes that second bottle that much easier to look forward to. It has no overly-bitter aftertaste after the bottle is empty either. I can't speak highly enough if Twilight Ale!

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Scuttlebutt Sequoia Red August 4, 2011
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A surprisingly drinkable red with a moderate amount of bitterness. Great hoppy taste. Definitely one of the better Ales from Scuttlebutt.

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This has a very dark amber color and thick head. This has a pretty light flavor as many others have said. Nice citrus flavors with definite dry hoppy finish. Easy to drink for sure but it's missing the complexity I love from craft breweries. That said though they've done a good job with a red ale that's not amazing but is very solid.

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Good Amber Ale with nice oaky/woody subtle flavors.

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Deschutes Black Butte Porter September 8, 2011
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Amazing roasted chocolate and coffee notes on an incredibly drinkable DARK beer. Having not had many porters yet, I was BEYOND impressed! Absolutely awesome beer.

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