Beer Department: 90+ Rated July 2018

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Nimble Giant Double IPA

Tröegs Independent Brewing | Hershey, Pennsylvania

Rating: 99 Points  |  ABV: 9.0%   |   IBU: 69
PRICE: $13.99  |  4-Pack 16oz Cans

This once-a-year release continues to impress with notes of grapefruit rind and lemon zest dominating a silky body. Pairs well with carrot cake and fish tacos. Deceptively easy to drink.
Recommended by: Eric, Eastgate
Located: American Craft



Culebra Cut Coconut Brown Ale

Taft’s Ale House  |  Cincinnati, Ohio


Rating: 94 Points  |  ABV: 5.6%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE: $10.99  |  6-Pack Cans

A fun bit of counterprogramming to the usual onslaught of wheat beers, lagers, and IPAs that dominate the season. Flaked coconut keeps the beer light and refreshing while playing perfectly off the roastiness and nutty, caramel sweet flavors of the brown ale.
Recommended by: Eric, Eastgate
Located: American Craft



/// Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA

Stone Brewing Company | Richmond, Virginia


Rating: 90 Points  |  ABV: 8.5%  |  IBU: 60
PRICE: $13.99  |  6-Pack Cans

Stone was asked to do a New England-style IPA, and this is what we got: an unfiltered double IPA. In true Stone fashion, they answered the request with a big old hoppy juice bomb. Hoppier than most New England IPA’s with a bigger punch of ABV and super balanced. With mostly Loral and Mosaic hops, the tropical citrus fruit shine into a nice malty backbone. This beer is only brewed in Virginia and not in San Diego. I believe we’re very lucky to have this one.
Recommended by: Ferdinand, Fairfield
Located: American Craft



Grand Cru Rodenbach

Brewery Rodenbach (Palm) | Steenhuffel, Belgium


Rating: 100 Points  |  ABV: 6.0%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE: $9.99  |  750ml Bottle

The original sour ale (at least that’s what the bottle says). The Grand Cru is a blend of ⅓ new and ⅔ two year-old matured ale. This is not a kettle sour; it’s made the old way by aging in oak foeders. This beer is ready to drink on the day that it’s bottled, but it can be cellared for many years. The longer you wait, the more sour it gets. While there is no fruit added, I taste notes of cherry and fig. This is a killer beer.
Recommended by: Ferdinand, Fairfield
Located: International

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