HIGHLIGHT: Seventh Son Brewing – The Scientist

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Seventh Son Brewing Co. – Scientist IPA

Hello, Cleveland! Columbus, Ohio’s famed Seventh Son Brewing Co. has finally made it’s distribution debut in Cleveland, and based on my Lord of the Rings-esque trek around town trying to nab a 4 pack of these bad boys, they’re a hit. My first purchase was their Scientist IPA based on more than a few recommendations. I was not disappointed! Scientist is a full-bodied IPA that drinks incredibly smooth for its 7% ABV tag. The Scientist pours clear gold, and features bright floral and pine notes throughout, with underlying notes of grapefruit and citrus. It finishes with a crisp bitterness that leaves you thirsting for another sip. Look for Seventh Son’s Scientist IPA at your local bottle shop today!

RATING:
4.5/5

HIGHLIGHT: Masthead Brewing Co. – Wet Work

Masthead Brewing Co. – Wet Work

It’s that time of year again. The time of year hop heads dream about; hop harvest season. Brewers scramble to get their freshly picked hops into the boil as fast as humanly possible. Masthead recently released their fresh hop double IPA, Wet Work at one of their famous Saturday canning releases. I wasn’t able to attend personally, but a friend saved the day and brought me a 4pk. Wet Work is a perfect marriage of Simcoe and Amarillo hops flown from the West Coast and tossed into the boil, giving this double IPA intense floral aromas, and bursting with a crisp, dank bitterness on the finish, underlined by notes of citrus and pine throughout. Wet Work is a complex and full flavored double IPA that will satisfy every hop head’s palate. Wet Work is 8% ABV and 60IBUs.

RATING
4.5/5

HIGHLIGHT: Railroad Brewing Company – Trainwreck

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Written by Dean Zarbaugh

Railroad Brewing Company – Trainwreck IPA

Railroad Brewing Company in Avon, Ohio released their Trainwreck IPA in cans hot off the heels of the canning of their Tender Blonde. Railroad’s IPA is a hop lover’s dream. Trainwreck features a slightly sweet, citrus hoppiness that is complimented by a nice bitter finish that leaves you longing for another sip. Trainwreck has 7.1% ABV and 107 IBU. If you like hoppy, bitter IPA’s, this is the beer for you! Pick up a 6 pack of Trainwreck today from Railraod Brewing Company’s taproom located in Avon, or wherever Railroad Brewing Company cans are sold!

RATING
4.5/5

HIGHLIGHT: Columbus Brewing Company – Insane Wanderer Vol. 2

Written by Dean Zarbaugh

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Columbus Brewing Company – Insane Wanderer Vol. 2

Columbus Brewing Company’s Insane Wanderer has made its triumphant return. The first volume of this new series from the Columbus brewery was fantastic, and believe it or not, Volume 2 is even better! Brewed with Midwest grown cashmere hops, and complimented with mosaic and citra hops, Insane Wanderer Volume 2 is a sweet, hoppy IPA that has notes of mango, passionfruit and bubblegum throughout. The second edition in the series features a solid 7.4% ABV, but goes down incredibly smooth. This is a must try for any IPA fan. Get your Insane Wanderer Volume 2 before it’s gone, and be on the lookout for Volume 3 coming soon!

RATING
4.75/5

HIGHLIGHT: BrewDog – Clockwork Tangerine

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Written by Dean Zarbaugh

BrewDog has come out with a session IPA that is brewed with tangerine. Being the film buff that I am, I of course had to try a beer named after one of my favorite movies; A Clockwork Orange (in case you couldn’t guess). I love citrus in my IPAs. Blood orange and tangerine are two of my favorites. BrewDog’s Clockwork Tangerine is light, crisp, hoppy, and packed with a tangerine punch that leaves you thirsting for another sip. Plus, at only 4.5% ABV and 35 IBU, Clockwork Tangerine is a beer you can have a couple of and maintain your wits. A must try for citrusy IPA lovers!

RATING
4.75/5

HIGHLIGHT: Saucy Brew Works – Festbier

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Written by Dean Zarbaugh

Whether you like it or not, Festbier/marzen season is upon us! Prost, I say! Cleveland, Ohio’s Saucy Brew Works released their German-style Oktoberfest, the aptly named “Festbier” recently and it is a prime example of the style. Malt lovers rejoice! Saucy Brew’s Festbier is light and crisp, packed with malt, giving it notes of toasted bread, and a slightly sweet finish. It clocks in at 6.17% ABV, and drinks incredibly clean and smooth. Fill your stein with this must try beer this Oktoberfest season!

RATING
4.5/5

HIGHLIGHT: Saucy Brew Works – Who Is This?

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Written by Dean Zarbaugh

Saucy Brew Works – Who Is This?

The latest release in the Saucy Brew Works hazy IPA series, Who Is This? cuts down the bitterness in favor of a blend of tropical juicy citrus hop flavor, that is followed by a slightly sweet creaminess that leaves you longing for another sip. This haze bomb of an IPA lives up to its “murky” billing. In a crowded field of hazy IPA’s, Who Is This? truly stands out. A must try for every fan of New England style IPA’s. Smooth, juicy, and quite refreshing.

RATING:

4.75/5

HIGHLIGHT: Rhinegeist – Cloud Five

Written by Dean Zarbaugh

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Rhinegeist – Cloud Five

Rhinegeist fans, be on the lookout for Cloud Five, a hazy imperial IPA brewed in commemoration of the Cincinnati brewery’s 5th anniversary. This smooth, hazy imperial IPA is packed with tropical citrus flavor, that bright hoppiness Rhinegeist is famous for, and a deliciously bitter finish that leaves you thirsty for another sip. Cloud Five clocks in at 8% ABV, and maintains a nice smoothness throughout that makes it incredibly easy drinking. Cloud Five comes in four-pack cans, and is available for a limited time only! Rhinegeist continues to amaze with how well they brew beer.

RATING
4.75/5

HIGHLIGHT: MadTree Brewing – Mad Pils

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Written by Dean Zarbaugh II

MadTree Brewing Company – Mad Pils

This easy drinking pilsner clocks in at a cool 5.3% ABV. Mad Pils is crisp, clean, and refreshing with a nice snappy finish. It is light in body, but full of flavor. If you’re looking for a smooth, delicious beer to enjoy while relaxing on your porch, doing yard work, or cheering for your favorite baseball team this summer, this is the perfect beer for you. Mad Pils is available in 4-pack 16 oz cans.

RATING

4/5