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Malt Monday: The Warrior

18 May 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: The Warrior

by Richard Pliny, Beer Correspondent Roosterfish Brewing  Hop Warrior Style: Double IPA  Color: dark orange-amber ABV: 8.7%  Price Point: $7 for 22oz  Technical Notes: OG 1.081    TG 1.015    Color 14.68  IBU 120.2 Hedonic Notes: The pour is a slightly hazy orange amber color with a light caramel colored crown of foam.  The bubbles fade quickly, but...
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Malt Monday: Out of This World!

10 May 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: Out of This World!

by Richard Pliny, Beer Correspondent Style: “Blended IPA” Color: Orange-straw ABV: 9% Price Point: $8 for 22oz Technical Notes: From the Southern Tier website, “High in the winter sky, two parallel stick figures are visible & known as “the twins,” or the constellation Gemini. The astronauts of the 1960s flew as teams of two...
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Malt Monday: For Your Eyes Only

4 May 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: For Your Eyes Only

by Richard Pliny, Beer Correspondent Style: “Chocolate Stout” Color: Black ABV: 10.6% Price Point: $22 for 750 mL Technical Notes: From the bottle, “Brooklyn Black Ops does not exist. However, if it did exist, it would be a robust stout concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team under cover of secrecy and hidden from everyone...
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Malt Monday: Yes We Can

29 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: Yes We Can

Butternuts Beer & Ale’s Porkslap Style: Pale Ale Color: amber ABV: 4.3% Price Point: $7 for 6-12 oz cans Technical Notes: From the Butternuts Beer and Ale Website:  “Porkslap Pale Ale is brewed with 2 row North American barley and English crystal malt. The beer is flavored with crystal hop and a touch of fresh...
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Malt Monday: A Good Habit.

22 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: A Good Habit.

Ithaca Brewing Company’s Old Habbit Style: Oak Aged Rye Ale Color: Deep Ruby ABV: 9.0% Price Point: $12 for 750 ml bottle Technical Notes: From the Ithaca Beer Company Website:  “A Robust American Ale brewed with four different Rye Malts, fresh Centennial and Crystal Hops and our proprietary Ale Yeast. It is partly fermented in Tennesee...
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A Hoppe, Skip and a Jump

17 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
A Hoppe, Skip and a Jump

Southern Tier Brewing Company Hoppe Style: Imperial Extra Bitter Ale Color: Yellow ABV: 8.3% Price Point: $9 for 22 oz bottle Technical Notes: From the Southern Tier Brewing website:  “The simplicity of Hoppe tests the skill and ability of the brewer to create something truly majestic. We craft this much like a sculptor who uses...
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Malt Monday: Flower Power

8 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: Flower Power

Ithaca Brewing Company Flower Power IPA Style: India Pale Ale Color: Amber ABV: 7.5% Price Point: $8 for 6-12 oz bottles Technical Notes: From the Ithaca Beer Company Website:  “Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. Simultaneously Punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. Flower power...
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Malt Monday: X Marks the Spot

1 March 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: X Marks the Spot

Middle Ages Brewing Co.  X Imperial India Pale Ale Style: Double Pale Ale Color: Amber to Red ABV: 10% Price Point: $10 for 22oz Technical Notes: From the Middle Ages Brewing Co. Website:  “Brewed in the style of an American Double IPA in celebration of our 10th anniversary. This beer is golden in color,...
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Malt Monday: Striking Gold

22 February 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: Striking Gold

Ithaca Beer Company Excelsior! White Gold Style:“Rustic Pale Wheat Ale” Color: Pale to Amber ABV: 8% Price Point: $10 for 750 mL Technical Notes: From the Ithaca Beer website: “A Belgo-American Ale brewed with domestic barley and French wheat malts, the finest Continental and U.S. grown hops, and fermented with Belgian, English and Wild...
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From out of the bleu

12 February 2010
By Tom Mansell
From out of the bleu

Ithaca Beer Company Excelsior! Le Bleu Style: Wild American Ale with Blueberries Color: A translucent red stream leaps from the bottle, recalling a Lambic almost instantly. Pinkish foam forms with large bubbles and dissipates quickly. ABV: 5.0% Price Point: $17 (Note: this beer was very limited production. I am told that it is sold...
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