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Archive for September, 2012

Beer #27 – Flying Dog Under Dog Atlantic Lager

Under Dog Atlantic Lager, Flying Dog BreweryMaryland, United States of A
Premium American Lager, 4.7 %ABV

Aroma: Bright lemon and grassy,

Appearance: Pours clear, pale golden/yellow, small head of white foam.

Flavor: Nice hop and cracker malt profiles for a lager, with a good balance on the finish and no corn tastes like cheap mass-market lagers.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with good carbonation, but stronger presence than cheap lagers.  Fairly filling actually.

Overall: A nice session beer with a decent flavor profile, if nothing outstanding, but for a 4.7% lager, that’s what I’d expect from a craft brewery.

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Beer #26 – Magic Hat Blind Faith IPA

Blind Faith, Magic Hat Brewing CompanyVermont, United States of A
India Pale Ale, 6.20 %ABV

Aroma: Resiny and grassy hops, and nice malt balance.

Appearance: Copper in color, small head.

Flavor: Citrus and grapefruit hop flavor, slight malt balance, and a nice citrus hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied, nice carbonation.

Overall: Not bad for an IPA.  Pretty strong hop profile and bitterness, but without some of the more prolific grass and citrus flavors in some other IPAs.  It’s not bad, but was hoping for better aromas and balance.