Stoudts Brewing Co. (PA)
Karnival Kolsch (4.8%): Bleahgh!
Heffer-in-Wheat (Hefeweizen/5%): Yum! Simple, refreshing.
Six Point Craft Ales (NY)
Righteous Ale (Rye Ale/6.5%): Hella nasty
Sweet Action (American Blonde/Cream Ale/5.5%): The smell is better than the taste. Made me long for a Genny Cream.
21st Amendment Brewery (CA)
Hell or High Watermelon (Wheat Beer/4.9%): High hopes not met.
Uinta Brewing Co. (UT)
Cockeyed Cooper (Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine/11.1%): Ok. Prolly better warm.
Labyrinth (Oak-aged Black Ale/13.2%): Complex. Good, but I can't commit to a whole bottle.
New Century Brewing Co. (MA)
Edison Light (All Malt Pilsner/4%): Surprisingly good! Light beer with taste.
Moonshot (All Malt Pilsner with Caffeine/5%): Functional. Ok but not delicious. The Jolt of beers.
Shipyard Brewing Co. (MA)
Sea Dog Blue Paw Wheat Ale (Blueberry Wheat Ale): Shipyard knows what the fuck they're doing with fruit! Not at all like an annoying houseguest. [This was following a discussion about Sam Adams Cherry Wheat where I likened the cherries to a friend you're initially happy to see, but with every sip, you're like, oh, you're still here? until you begin to feel a rising panic at the thought that they may never leave.]
Summer Ale (American Pale Ale): Summer is not their season, though.
Haverhill Brewery (MA)
Seventh Seal (Quad/10.1%): YUM! Bright, then velvety with a coffee finish.
Beerstand (Berlinerweiss/3%): Bleahhhh. SO SOUR IT HURTS. Hitler came from Germany for a reason.
OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery (MA)
Red Rock Amber Ale: Meh. Ok, but watery. An honor student with no personality.
Opa Opa Watermelon Ale: Like a jolly rancher sucker punched you and tried to steal your wallet. Sweet, then tart, leaving you perplexed and vulnerable.
Allagash Brewing Co. (ME)
Allagash Victor (Belgian Strong Ale with grapes & wine yeast/9%): Aroma is misleading. An Allagash White playing dress-up in a winery.
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-aged Triple/11%): OMG OMG OMG. This would annihilate me and I would love every minute of it. Maine's answer to Fin du Monde.
High & Mighty Beer Co. (MA)
Two-Headed Beast (Belgian Chocolate Stout/4.5%): Shit yeah. Like being punched in the face by a chocolate square.
Pas de Dieux (Saison/5%): Tre French. Sophisticated and hoppy. A "fuck you" to my prole palette.
Rapscallion Honey (Extra Pale Ale/4.5%): I was hoping the honey would come to the rescue, but it was soundly trounced by the hops.
Brewery Ommegang (NY)
Tripel Perfection (Tripel/8.9%): Great taste but the bubbles got in the way. The whole time I'm like, shut up, bubbles, I'm trying to read.