Tag Archives: Colorado

Mighty Arrow Pale Ale (New Belgium Brewing) 4/5

The aroma straight after I popped off the cap was a lush, citrus smell, like freshly cut tangerines. Color’s somewhere between a pilsner and an amber; not quite yellow, not quite orange. Just a little bit of head. Extremely crisp … Continue reading

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Ellie’s Brown Ale (Avery Brewing Company) 3/5

Sweet, slightly roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Color’s a pleasing dark red brown. Mouthfeel is well-carbonated. Taste is roasty. Aftertaste is surprisingly bitter and crisp for the style, but not unwelcome, and has a faint wood smoke to … Continue reading

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Hibernation Ale (Great Divide Brewing Company) 4/5

Deeply sweet coffee, gingerbread, and chocolate aromatics. Little head, but that which does form is thick with micro-bubbles. Aftertaste is alcohol, with some hop bitterness. The warming effect of the alcohol in the throat and chest is immediate. I’m disappointed … Continue reading

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Titan IPA (Great Divide Brewing Company) 3/5

A delicately sweet tangerine smell, a cloudy peach color, and an aftertaste somewhere between orange and grapefruit — this is one fruity beer! Great Divide claims it finishes with “rich, malty sweetness,” but I don’t buy it. The hops overwhelm, … Continue reading

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Ranger (New Belgium Brewing Inc.) 4/5

The plain label belied a bold, tasty beer. Seconds after opening the bottle, I smelled an intense hop aroma that was like a freshly-cut orange. Unlike many Western USA IPAs, this one balanced the hops well with smeet malts. Combined … Continue reading

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