Drinks

    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #182 Hoof Hearted Roller Blabe

    Hoof Hearted keeps on impressing. Check out Mike's first full solo review!!

    https://youtu.be/LJLgbTn2vIM

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: Bodaciously dry-hopped with the Dank n' Fruity combo of Mosiac, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops.   (8%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #181 Four Quarters Phaze

    If you guys are in Vermont and haven't heard of Four Quarters, do yourselves a favor and go there.

    https://youtu.be/uQVWvVEbAoY

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: A juicy citrus forward IPA with a nice amount of bitterness to balance it all out   (6.6%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #180 Foam Experimental Jet Set

    This doozy of a review comes courtesy of Mike's bachelor party. It appears Shaun was having more fun than Mike was!

    https://youtu.be/cnq9RGAjYUg

    Style: DIPA
    Container: Growler
    Glassware: 4oz ballon glasses
    Notes: tropical fruit, soft resin, nutty  (9.2%)

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #179 Trillium & Monkish Dial Up The Seven Digits

    This is a blend of recipes of Trillium's Dialed In and Monkish's Dial the Seven Digits.  Is it delicious or does it lead to a throat filled with fire like their previous collab?

    https://youtu.be/M7awfYp3mac

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: Combining the recipes for Dialed In (our Double IPA brewed with various wine grape juices) and Monkish's Dial the Seven Digits Double IPA, DUT7D is a harmonious marriage of dank hop flavors and smooth, subtle muscat juice.   (8.2%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #178 Trillium Congress Street

    As you will notice right away, Mike and I did a good amount of reviews before this one.  Mike probably a little more than me...don't worry though, the tables will be turned when we release our next video....

    https://youtu.be/45UwJAp5Tts

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: Our flagship American IPA highlights the distinctively aromatic Australian Galaxy hop.  The nose bursts with pine, citrus rind, melon and pineapple. Pronounced flavors of peach, clementine, and tropical fruits are accentuated with moderate bitterness and balanced by a light, biscuity malt character.   (7.2%)
    Rating: 4.25/5 (Shaun thinks Mike was drunk and wouldn't normally give this a 4.25)

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #177 Treehouse Tornado

    We've got a new one from Treehouse! This is a Pale Ale called Tornado!

    From the Treehouse Description:

    Tornado was crafted during the unfortunate events surrounding the June 1st, 2011 Brimfield Tornado.

    We created the beer in honor of the circumstances as we experienced them and luckily escaped the path by 1/2 mile

    https://youtu.be/XSRunZxv-KU

    Style: Pale Ale
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku’s
    Notes:. Tornado is loaded with notes of pine, tropical fruit, and citrus (5.6%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #176 Blind Imperial Stout Battle

    We lined 4 Imperial Stouts we thought were top notch yet mostly easily accessible.

    After lining them up, we had our lovely assistant pour them while Mike and I twiddled our thumbs in the other room.

    The order of the stouts was then written down and sealed in an envelope. Were your hosts able to figure out which beer was what or did they brutally fail? You'll have to watch to find out!

    https://youtu.be/EURTTcAMx9I

    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

    Sierra Nevada Narhwal

    Night Shift Dynasty

    North Coast Old Rasputin

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #175 Idle Hands Four Seam

    Our first Idle Hands beer on the channel! This is their New England Style IPA designed using a rotating IPA series called Change Up.

    https://youtu.be/FuP-pJx3E3c

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku’s
    Notes:Four Seam, our first year round IPA, conjures up thoughts of a tropical paradise with bursts of citrus, mango and guava that sit on top of a refrained malt backbone. Bitterness remains subdued to allow the true character of the hops to shine through while the cloudy appearance elevates the experience  (6.6%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #174 Treehouse Green

    Shaun finally got his whale. He apparently tried it way back in 2013 but has no idea where or with who. It could have been a whole can to his dome or it could have been simple as a sip. The point is he has no fucking memory of it so to him this is his first time diving into a beer that has alluded him the last few years

    Does it live up the hype that so many others have built over the years? Will Shaun be left with a mouthful of disappointment? You'll have to watch and find out!

    p.s

    Shaun is also not sure why he wrote the above in the third person since Shaun is the one writing this post...

    https://youtu.be/FN5Fq00gJnk

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku's
    Notes:Our cross-continental IPA! Made with Australian and American hops, this tropical heavy IPA opens up in the glass with notes of hugely flavorful notes of lemon-lime, pineapple, orange sorbet, and tangerine. It has a soft but pointed bitterness and a rich, velvety mouth feel. (7.6%)
    Rating: 5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #170-173 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2017

    Our magnum opus of 2017! We dive fucking deep into Sierra Nevada's 2017 Beer Camp Box. They collaborated with 12 breweries across the world to create 12 different beers. Mike and I enlisted our buddy Reid to help us tackle this box in one night.

    We broke the beers up into groups of 3 hence the 4 videos...yay math!

    If you're crazy enough to watch all 4 then you'll get to watch as the fun unfolds...we get really entertaining midway through episode 2 but episode 3 is where shit flips to high gear then you can just imagine how downhill episode 4 gets.

    https://youtu.be/zOuMgjwPDVU

    https://youtu.be/ezjzP1zp4HM

    https://youtu.be/dn8T6PWc1ds

    https://youtu.be/C0s-KL0Ljm8

     

     

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #169 Alesmith Speedway Stout

    I'm thinking Mike regrets doing this. He make's some great faces throughout this review! Let's just say the score is Shaun's...

    https://youtu.be/o1O85mRiT9E

    Style: Imperial Stout with Coffee
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Goblets
    Notes: Speedway Stout’s ominous, pitch-black appearance has become a hallmark of this modern-day classic. Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee from Ryan Bros. Coffee, Inc. added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. (12%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #168 Treehouse That's What She Said

    People legit got out of line, got in their cars and left when Treehouse announced this is what they were releasing the day we picked this up. Sucks to be them.

    https://youtu.be/UyMbjA2U1xY

    Style: Milk Stout
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Treeehouse Teku's
    Notes: A sneakily complex beer, " TWSS" exhibits flavors of milk chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, caramel, and even a hint of smoke. It is absolutely loaded with flavor for a 5.6% beer, and the inclusion of Lactose takes the edge off of the dry, roasted notes found in a typical stout. (5.6%)
    Rating: 4.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #167 Trillium Big Bird

    We captured the illustrious Big Bird. This is the latest beer to come out of Trillium's hype machine. It's made with hops they won't even tell us about it! I wasn't aware some hops required an NDA...

    It seems this was recorded with the camera mic vs the mixer mic. It still sounds good though. Hope you enjoy it.

     

    https://youtu.be/gX5Kd2f754Y

    Style: Double IPA
    Container: 32oz growler
    Glassware: Trillium The Streets Glass
    Notes: Big Bird is featuring a new signature hop.  This new hop gives Big Bird an intense nose that zaps the senses with aromas of lime, overripe papaya, and pithy citrus. Flavors of pineapple and tangy grapefruit are balanced by a light body and dank, resinous finish (8.5%)
    Rating: 4/5 (adjusted after review)

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    Nerdsense Drinks From the Source - Spencer Brewing Open House 2017

    A few weeks back, Nerdsense was able to attend Spencer Brewing's Open House at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA.

    We had a great time walking through their pristine facility, chatting with several of the monks, and sampling some delicious beers.

    This video is a quick snapshot of our self guided tour of the brewery, followed by a brief review of their latest release, Monk's Reserve Ale, a Belgian-style quadrupel.

    Cheers!

     

    https://youtu.be/10tdzNH9yDY

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #166 Spencer Monk's Reserve Ale

    This is Spencer Brewing's latest beer and it's a big one! It's a 10.2% Belgian Quad! Be sure to check out onsite video at Spencer's Open House which includes a mini review as well. Cheers!

    https://youtu.be/kMm6M0rx36E

    Style: Belgian Quad
    Container: 12oz Bottle
    Glassware: Spencer Glasses
    Notes: The recipe development phase of this Quad stretched over three years and 13 experimental brews. The Spencer monks sought an alternative to the use of spices for flavor enhancement by pushing the boundaries of traditional Trappist Quad malt profiles. (10.2%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #165 Moonraker Yojo

    Whoa! I forgot to release this. This video is from May!

    Thanks to AllThingsBeer510 for sending this my way!

    https://youtu.be/h11o2qxwuoE

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: Long stem snifter
    Notes: This beer uses a proprietary English yeast strain and is completely unfined and unfiltered. Tons of apricot, peach and pineapple hop flavors from the use of Galaxy, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra hops. (7%)

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #164 Oskar Blues Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy

    We've reviewed a vertical of Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy by itself, Java Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy and Rum Barrel Aged Ten Fidy. Now, it's time for just plain ole Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy...it's actually not plain at all...it's Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy for christ sakes!

     

    https://youtu.be/doZm000XHiY

    Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Container: 19.2oz stove top can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku's
    Notes: Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. (12.9%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

    Our other Ten Fidy reviews!

    Ten Fidy Vertical 2012-2015
    Java Bourbon Barrel Ten Fidy -
    Rum Barrel Aged Ten Fidy
    Ten Fidy 2016

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #163 Trillium Dialed In (w/ Chardonnay & Gewürztraminer Juice)

    Another variant of Dialed In makes its way to the table! Is it as good as the Sauvignon blanc we reviewed previously? Tune in to find out!

    https://youtu.be/URJyI2RmAr0

    Style: Double IPA
    Container: 16oz can
    Glassware: 16oz Snifters
    Notes: This iteration of Dialed In is a fresh, juicy Double IPA intensively dry hopped with Galaxy and Citra. Pouring a vibrant, hazy gold; aromas of white wine, tropical fruit, and citrus swirl around the nose. Upfront flavors of grassy hop, orange juice, and pineapple coincide with vinous notes from the mid-fermentation addition of Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer juice. Soft and creamy with moderate bitterness; Medium-Light bodied with a crisp, dry finish. (8.5%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #162 Russian River Defenestration

    Defenestration!!! A hoppy blonde from Russian River. Sounds like my kind of lady!

    https://youtu.be/RxRW_eIKlTg

    Style: Hoppy Blonde
    Container: 375 mL bottle
    Glassware: 16oz Snifters
    Notes: This beer is not any particular style, just something Vinnie has been working on for a while. It’s VERY dry, bitter, hoppy, and full-bodied. (6.5%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #161 Grimm Cloudbusting #4

    It's crowler time! We're joined by Mike's brother, Josh as we crush 32 ounces of delicious Grimm juice!

    https://youtu.be/ZPTJHdODcRQ

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 32oz Crowler
    Glassware: 16oz Snifters
    Notes: The beer has a soft mouthfeel, gorgeous yeast-free haze, some hop floaties, and some of the loveliest lacing and foam you’ve seen on a beer in your life. Cloudbusting #4 is brewed with Wai-iti, Waimea, and Motueka. (8%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #160 Treehouse Curiosity Thirty Six

    This is Curiosity 36! Our first in the Curiosity series. There are lots of rumors surrounding what this beer is and the rumors are true...it's fucking delicious.

     

    https://youtu.be/U2QXd5GM3b8

    Style: DIPA
    Container:64oz Growler
    Glassware: 16oz Snifters
    Notes: Fruit fucking salad in a glass (6.7%)
    Rating: 4.75/5 (It's a 5....we're dumb)

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #159 Lone Pine Oh-J

    When a Double IPA called OH-J is handed to us, you know we have to review with a little extra criticism. It's a ballsy move to call something Oh-J given the New England juice bomb craze we're currently. So does it stack up? Watch and find out!

    Cheers to Corey for hooking us up!

    https://youtu.be/Cvvn1pLA3fE

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: 8oz Flutes
    Notes: A carefully selected arrangement of late-addition hops produce a pure citrus punch. 0% fruit. Fresh, never frozen. Not from concentrate. (8.1%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #158 Hoof Hearted South of Eleven

    We've got a Triple...I mean Double IPA from Hoof Hearted that is just "South of Eleven" percent...coming in at 10.2%! This drinks way to easy

    https://youtu.be/AmT6lNNAfAI

     

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Stemmed Snifters
    Notes: Pass the crumpets old boy and slather them in the finest tangerine marmalade. Sticky weed Jeeves! (10.2%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #157 Trillium Amarillo Sunshower

    "Super" Saison? Sure, we'll try it.

    https://youtu.be/L_wh_v9LnaA

    Style: "Super" Saison
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: We allow the fermentation temperature to free-rise, resulting in a dry beer with strength and complexity. Layers of pepper and earthy characteristics that play nice with the crisp, smooth backbone of a pilsner and wheat malt bill. (8.5%)
    Rating: 3.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #156 Hoof Hearted & The Answer Kokomo Drift

    This is pineapple juice in can. It's a collaboration between Ohio's Hoof Hearted and Virginia's The Answer!

    https://youtu.be/FvivcflxvH4

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Kokomo Drift, double dry-hopped DIPA, just for us and our friends. Come on over. My mom said it's cool. (8.5%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews -#155 Burial & Night Shift I Know For A Fact You Don't Party

    Oh...we party! This is a collaboration between two fantastic breweries. Burial from Asheville, NC and Night Shift from Everett, MA. Can they combine their forces to make a stout to end all states? Watch and find out!

    https://youtu.be/nhPLiE-M-0A

    Style: Imperial Stout
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: 2017 Night Shift Barrel Society Glasses
    Notes: Imperial Stout is brewed with Pilsner, pale chocolate, flaked barley, Blackprinz, honey, Beechwood Smoked, Cherrywood Smoked, Carared, and Double Roasted Crystal malt. Coconut sugar and brown sugar round out this heafty stout. (10%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks - #154 Hoof Hearted Belloq

    Corey is back for this review so they can dive into another delicious Stout with coffee!

    https://youtu.be/ANc0zi3Nf2s

    Style: American Stout with Coffee and Vanilla
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes: Smooth caramel & chocolate notes get a massive coffee rogering. Competitively intellectual flavor that makes you feel smarter than you look. (7.5)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #153 - Cellarmaker Wicked Juicy

    It's WICKED JUICY, GUY!

    https://youtu.be/OMPk70DSL84

    Style: IPA
    Container: 22oz Bomber
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: We make this one with Simcoe, Citra & Galaxy hops along with a simple grist of pale malt & oats & fermented it warm with English ale yeast. It’s totally unfiltered dude!! (7%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #152 Treehouse Alter Ego

    We've got the Hyde to Julius's Jekyl. Julius dry hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo!

    https://youtu.be/OiOCtus-k2o

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku’s
    Notes: What we did here is we took a whole bunch of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, a classic punch of citrus purveying goodness, and added them to the Julius dry hop. The base beer is exactly the same, but the dry hop is altered tremendously. (6.8%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #151 Spencer Trappist Ale

    FINALLY! We've been meaning to review this beer for awhile now. Here it is! This is the first Trappist brewery in the United States.

    https://youtu.be/woIayCjbfT4

    Style: Belgian Pale Ale
    Container: 25oz Bottle
    Glassware: Spencer Trappist Glass
    Notes: Spencer is a full-bodied, golden-hued ale with fruity accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness. (6.5%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #149 Fieldwork Pulp Free

    You guys may remember our review of FieldWork Pulp from a couple months back. It blew our minds. Well, it blew Shaun's mind. Mike still really like it. This is their West Coast version of it, Pulp Free!

    https://youtu.be/mCs6LfV9NmA

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifers Snifters
    Notes:High bitterness, excessive dryness, and the same over-the-top dry-hopping of Citra hops deliver the expected Fieldwork flavor profile and explosive aroma in a San Diego package. The abundance of Citra hops create an aggressive aroma that smells like a drive through a citrus orchard in peak of season, with notes of fresh orange, yellow grapefruit, and juicy sweet mango trekking from the first sniff to the last sip.(6.9%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #148 Treehouse Bright

    It's another Bright day at Nerdsense HQ. We reviewed Treehouse's Bright with Citra a few weeks back and we finally got to try OG Bright! Watch to find out our thoughts!

    https://youtu.be/Azp6DHII71c

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Bright was created to be a clean and elegant showcase for one of our favorite hops - Mosaic! Bright’s aroma is a cornucopia of citrus dank… The taste follows suit with notes of grapefruit, sweet berries, and clementine with a gentle orange rind finish. She is dry, soft, deceptively juicy and adequately bittered resulting in a very approachable yet pungent Double IPA. (7.8%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #147 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout vs Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout

    It's a Nerdsense Drinks Blind Versus Battle! We've got one of the most well known in the left corner, Founders KBS! In the right corner we have a true contender to throne, Weyerbacher SMS!

    You may be asking yourself, "But Shaun, Mike hate's stouts with coffee, he won't like that shit". You are correct! This is why we have our good friend Corey guesting with me!

    Mike was kind enough to pour these for us so we can go in blind!

    https://youtu.be/hj5_NZJ07Yw

    Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout

    Style: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee
    Container: 12oz Bottle
    Glassware: 4oz snifters
    Notes: Aromas of roasted coffee and bourbon awaken your senses while their flavors blend with hints of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and caramel. The perfect cap to a Saturday night or start to Sunday morning.(12.7%)

    Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout

    Style: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee and Chocolate
    Container: 12oz Bottle
    Glassware: 4oz snifters
    Notes: What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight. (11.8%)

    Scores can be found in the YouTube link. It's alot harder to not spoil it in the Wordpress post.

    You can find Corey at the below links!

    https://www.instagram.com/yung.hopface/

    https://untappd.com/user/writous

     

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #146 Night Shift Morph #49 05/03/2017

    Morph #49! One more till 50!

    https://youtu.be/eenYzpdojPk

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Snifters
    Notes: Simcoe, Topaz, and Columbus; low ABV with lots of flavor; inviting flavors of nectarine and orange peel with a soft finish. (4.6%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #145 Temescal Carried Away

    Another Temescal beer makes it to the table and Shaun is SUPER EXCITED! Cheers to Chauncey at AllThingsBeer510 for sending this our way!

    https://youtu.be/O-G4rmRwVYQ

     

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: An IPA with mandarina bavaria, southern passion, and galaxy hops,(6.2%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #144 Treehouse Julius

    Choo Choo...all aboard the hype train! We've finally got our hands on some Julius!

    https://youtu.be/2MJftJ2LLjA

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku’s
    Notes: Bursting with pungent American hops, Julius - our flagship American IPA - is a bright, juicy beer filled with flavors and aromas of mango, peach, passionfruit, and a melange of citrus juice. A soft, pillowy mouthfeel and rounded bitterness ensure Julius will never tire the palate - a true joy to drink! (6.8%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #143 Treehouse Doppelganger

    We've got a doppelganger in our midst!

    https://youtu.be/g0dITw5-qmk

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku’s
    Notes: This beer is an imperial version of Alter Ego. It is intensely kettle and dry hopped to produce a pungent and flavorful Double IPA that is super pleasant to drink. It is simply and easily described as a juicy and dank citrus bomb. (8.2%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #142 Night Shift Morph 04/20/2017

    New Morph! Getting close to 50...

    https://youtu.be/kffELc__v7I

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Snifters
    Notes: Featuring Topaz, Columbus, and Citra, plus a touch of Honey Malt; earthy aroma; flavors of candied mango and citrus; bitter piney finish (5.8%)
    Rating: 3.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #141 Wicked Weed Dark Arts (2016) & Opinion

    This ones a little long so bear with us.

    We really didn't plan on doing a Wicked Weed opinion-piece video but we had a bottle of the 2016 Dark Arts in the fridge for awhile but kept putting it off due to whatever reason. I was grabbing another beer to review and saw it laying there. I mentioned it to Mike and he just said "We're doing it" or something along those lines. I hope you like this review with our opinions sprinkled in here and there. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

    https://youtu.be/6ihVXWxHqXA

    Style: Wild Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Container: 500ml
    Glassware: Teku’s
    Notes: The 2016 version has been aging since Oct 2015 in Rum barrels after being brewed with honey, brown sugar and agave (15%)
    Rating: 5/5 ("Insanity coming out of this bottle!")

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #140 Revolution Deth's Tar

    Happy Star Wars Day!! We've got Revolution's Deth's Tar and some special guests to celebrate Star Wars Day!

    https://youtu.be/jr2mbZ7rdz0

    Style: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Container: 22oz Bomber
    Glassware: Teku's
    Notes: Deth's Tar is a barrel-aged Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout. It is brewed with a host of wonderful specialty malts, flaked oats and oat malt to impart a rich, silky mouthfeel and deep, complex malt flavors and aromas reminiscent of dark baker’s chocolate, fresh brewed coffee and caramel candy. (11.4%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #139 Fort Hill Wilbur

    Bacon Beer! Ok, it's not bacon beer but we do love a good Rauchbier!

    https://youtu.be/IaDiXkCgRyE

    Style: Rauchbier
    Container: 12oz Can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: A lighter take on our Rauchbier, Wilbur is subtly smoky and delightfully drinkable. Often referred to as our "Bacon Beer," this smoky lager features campfire aromas and hints of cured meat. Lucky for vegetarians, Wilbur's robust flavor comes from beech-smoked barley malt from Bamberg, Germany... not bacon. It pours a straw yellow (5.9%)
    Rating: 3.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #138 Night Shift Morph #47 04/06/2017

    New batch of morph!

    https://youtu.be/5rsd-VxM6XM

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: Featuring Topaz, Columbus, and Citra, plus a touch of Honey Malt; earthy aroma; flavors of candied mango and citrus; bitter piney finish (5.8%)
    Rating: 3.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #137 Modern Times & Great Notion Effective Dreams

    It's collabeeration time! We've got a collab between Modern Times in San Diego, CA and Great Notion out of Portland Oregon. This is Effective Dreams! We've had our fair share of tasty Modern Times Brews but this is our first time trying the heavily hyped Great Notion!

    https://youtu.be/J5BBNSVL1Pk

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: This new IPA is packed with all the juicy hops you love, including Citra, Mosaic, Southern Passion, and new Experimental 9326 hops. Lovers of haze, take note. (7.2%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #136 Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout

    SMS is here! Finally diving into the supposed "KBS Killer"

    https://youtu.be/cg-zsSimjk4

    Style: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Container: 12oz Bottle
    Glassware:Stemmed Tulip
    Notes: Aromas of roasted coffee and bourbon awaken your senses while their flavors blend with hints of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and caramel. The perfect cap to a Saturday night or start to Sunday morning.(12.7%)

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #135 Slumbrew Saturday Morning

    Saturday Morning cartoons were awesome!

    https://youtu.be/tRsZBEc6388

    Style: Belgian Ale
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware:  Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Belgian Ale brewed with Crunch Berries... (9%)
    Rating: Try it at least?

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #134 Treehouse Bright with Citra

    We have so much Treehouse that we don't know how to contain ourselves!

    https://youtu.be/LEZxxu3BSzo

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku’s
    Notes: Bright w/Citra’s aroma is a citrus explosion. The taste follows suit with notes of orange juice, grapefruit, and tangerine with a gentle finish. She is dry, soft, and adequately bittered resulting in a very approachable and thirst quenching (7.8%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #133 Night Shift Fluffy

    It's so fluffy, I could die!

    https://youtu.be/ZPDAsyPXZr4

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes:IPA brewed with Topaz, Vic Secret, and Hallertau Blanc (5.9%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #132 Treehouse Haze

    Treehouse makes it back to the table! This time it's their DIPA, HAZE!

     

    https://youtu.be/--ntVhS2buI

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Treehouse Teku's
    Notes:We constructed this beer around hops we currently have plenty of access to, allowing us to re-brew it on a (relatively) consistent basis. We smell a ton of orange on the nose, with complimentary notes of peach and passionfruit. The flavor is similar with a blast of citrus fruit & orange quickly followed by spicy grapefruit, and earthy dankness. A lingering but pleasant hop oil finish awaits (8.2%)
    Rating: 4.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #131 Toppling Goliath DDH Pseudo Sue

    A T-Rex made its way to the table this week! We have Toppling Goliath's Double Dry Hopped Pseudo Sue!

    https://youtu.be/liTuXRVwiYo

    Style: Pale Ale
    Container: 22oz Bomber
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: This double dry hopped pale ale showcases the Citra hop for a well balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. Ferocious aromas of citrus and mango give a refreshing taste that is bright with just enough bite! (5.8%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #130 Night Shift Apple Brandy El Lechedor (2016)

    We've been putting this one off for awhile for reasons neither of us can explain. We finally took it out of the fridge, hit record and had camera issues! So this is using our old camera, so it may look a little different than our more recent videos.

    https://youtu.be/jtYvRjCDUcE

    Style: Milk Stout
    Container: 25.2oz Bottle
    Glassware: Stemmed Snifters
    Notes: Horchata-style milk stout aged in apple brandy barrels with poblano peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla beans. (8.7%)
    Rating: 4.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #129 Fieldwork King Citra

    Another Fieldwork brew makes it's way to the table and this time it's King Citra!

    https://youtu.be/UbNa5647IC4

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes:A thick and full mouthfeel creates an Orange Whip-like profile that sticks to the palate with a refreshingly dessert-esque fervor, slowly giving way to a soft bite of carbonation. As the sun sets across the horizon King Citra fires thunderbolt after thunderbolt at every taste receptor till they are overwhelmed and he struts away, crown atop his head, still reigning supreme over his Empire of Double IPA. (8.7%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - Frequently Asked Beer Questions

    This is Nerdsense's FABQ!

    Thanks to Tasting Nitch for starting this! Check out her channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSFRQN8RYA6HIis9TbvG7AQ

    A big shout out to Matt at Massive Beer Reviews and Chauncey at AllThingsBeer510 for tagging us!

    Massive Beer Reviews - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCieC-FWFmBFWiDzKxhfk08Q
    AllThingBeer510 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjM92sbGw2nBz0Sn0r_Hd_g

     

    https://youtu.be/Rr36ijAcEHU

    We would love to see the below beer tubers answer these!

    Moski Homebrew - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjM92sbGw2nBz0Sn0r_Hd_g
    About Beverages - https://www.youtube.com/user/AboutBeverages
    Tasty Tales TV - https://www.youtube.com/user/TastyTalesTV
    Craft Beer Temple - https://www.youtube.com/user/CraftBeerTemple
    Greg's Beer Reviews - https://www.youtube.com/user/Gregsbeerreviews/
    Answer these and tag 5 of your beer brethren

    1. how did you get into beer geeking?/why beer?
    2. whats your favorite beer?
    3. if you have one beer forever what would it be?
    4. how can you drink so much?/ how do you stay healthy?
    5. are you an alcoholic?
    6. whats your favorite ingredient?
    7. do you brew?
    8. what was your first beer?
    9. who in beer world do you look up to?

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #128 Hoof Hearted Konkey Dong

    For anyone wondering...yes the joke of saying Hoof Hearted's name was definitely lost on us at the time of this recording...

    Hoof Hearted makes it's debut in Nerd Den this week. This is KONKEY DONG!

    https://youtu.be/CPlmD2KJSa8

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes:Barrel fermented in Donkey Kong barrels and excessively dry hopped with Galaxy, Simcoe, and Dr. Rudi Hops from New Zealand. Dank and Juicy! Brewed in collaboration with Arcade Super Awesome (8%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #127 Evil Twin Even More Jesus

    Another solo review as I dive into Evil Twin's Even More Jesus Imperial Stout!

    https://youtu.be/4qutoAReqTM

    Style: Imperial Stout
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all - it must taste rare! (12%)

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #126 Night Shift Morph 03/23/2017

    New Morph is here!!

    https://youtu.be/pthhrL4FecI

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: This edition features Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, Cascade, and Falconer's Flight; fruity aromas; zesty with a mellow and citrusy finish (6%)
    Rating: 3.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #125 Trophy Brewing Inside Joke

    We have a collaboration brew between Trophy Brewing in Raleigh, NC and Night Shift in Everett, MA!

    https://youtu.be/vnMwFNI7re4

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes:Come check out this year's collaboration between Trophy and Night Shift Brewing! Together we've created Inside Joke, a tasty Double IPA featuring Galaxy, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Whirlpool hop additions as well as heavy dry hopping give this beer a ton of great hop flavor and aroma, while a bit of turbinado sugar lends the beer a beautiful golden color. (8.6%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #124 Trillium The Streets

    Trillium just celebrated their 4th Anniversary and they released a a MASSIVE Triple IPA to celebrate. They took the base recipe of their Street series IPA's and dry hopped the fuck out of it with Amarillo, Mosaic, Galaxy, El Dorado, Simcoe, & Nelson to make a 10% behemoth of a TIPA.

    While editing the video I noticed we seemed a little lethargic at the beginning but this was not how we felt, I think we were just blown away so much that we were left a little speechless that a Triple IPA could be this well crafted.

    https://youtu.be/9Mh4jmRc3aI

    Style: Triple IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: The Streets glass and Teku
    Notes: Using the same base recipe as all our Street beers, we dry hopped with Amarillo, Mosaic, Galaxy, El Dorado, Simcoe, & Nelson. The Streets Triple IPA is a celebratory culmination of all the Streets beers we've brewed over the past 4 years.  (10%)
    Rating: 4.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #122 El Segundo Steve Austin's Broken Skull IPA

    Mike and I are kinda sorta wrestling fans. We don't watch Raw or Smackdown but follow the story line and try to watch most PPV's. We were both huge wrestling fans when we were younger which is really the main reason we have been trying to get our hands on this beer.

    Most craft beer lovers have a "Whale". I call this our "Shelf Whale"

    We are joined again by our good friend and HUUUGE wrestling fan, Nick.

    A big thanks to Mike's buddy and previous guest Spencer for sending this our way. Our shelf whale has been acquired!

    In our excitement, Shaun forgot to hit record on the audio so this is the audio feed from the camera.

    https://youtu.be/otjQBwMDjGM

    Style: IPA
    Container: 22oz Bomber
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: Designed by Steve Austin and ESBC for the working man and woman. It features Citra, Chinook and Cascade hops to deliver big flavor with an easy finish. Now stop reading and start enjoying this awesome beer! Cheer! Steve!(6.7%)
    Rating: "It's Fair"

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #121 Night Shift Morph 03/09/2017

    Another week. Another Morph.

    https://youtu.be/XONbNkM51ak

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: This edition features Bravo and Comet hops; floral and fruity aromas; flavors of orange, melon, and candied lemon; finishes with pith and pine. (4.8%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #120 Epic Brewing Son of Baptist (Hogan Brothers Coffee)

    This was done mostly to test some new setup stuff which all of you have seen in the last few videos. The audio is from the camera because in my excitement to test new electronics... I forgot to press record on the mixer audio.

    https://youtu.be/TwlYgTenCkM

    Style: Imperial Stout
    Container: 12oz Can
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: Designed to highlight the complex and often unique flavors of small batch coffees. Instead of sourcing a coffee that would play well in a beer we sought out creative and innovative roasters, then asked them which beans they’re passionate about. Each resulting release of Son of a Baptist is widely different depending on the coffee selected (8.0%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #119 Temescal Zig Zag

    We go in completely blind for this one and come out...well just watch the review!

    https://youtu.be/uDKK527sRd0

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: A nice juicy with a little a bit of bitter IPA. Sort of a nice East\West melding (6.3%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #118 Fieldwork Cocoanut

    It's sadly our last can of Fieldwork.

    https://youtu.be/unzIbCE8z1A

    Shout out to AllThingsBeer510 again for the trade. Check out his Beer Tube channel. It's filled with some sick reviews.

    AllThingsBeer510

    https://www.youtube.com/cbisnews/
    https://www.instagram.com/allthingsbeer510/

    Style: Imperial Stout
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Tekus
    Notes: Moderate amounts of dark roasted grain and complex British malts balance out this passionate couple making this a beer for the ages. Let your palate catch this decadent bouquet while you ring in one of Fieldwork's favorite new creations; the liquid German Chocolate Cake that we call Cocoanut Imperial Stout. (10%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #116 Fieldwork Brewing Pulp

    We have another Fieldwork review. This time we have Pulp! This is their New England style IPA. This is our first NEIPA that isn't from the North East and boy were we excited!

    Shout out to AllThingsBeer510 (not 512. I promise I won't do it again in the other videos!) again! Check out his Beer Tube channel. It's filled with some sick reviews.

    https://youtu.be/L22wAUfCZzU

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: (From Website) The abundance of Citra hops create an aggressive aroma that smells like a drive through a citrus orchard in peak of season, with notes of fresh orange, yellow grapefruit, and juicy sweet mango trekking from the first sniff to the last sip. PULP delivers just what we want, pure juicy hop deliciousness in its most natural of forms. . (6.9%) Click here for the full awesome description!
    Rating: 4.75/5

     

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #115 Oskar Blues Ten Fidy 2016

    The behemoth Ten Fidy makes its way back to the table and it didn't bring any of its ancestors or barrel aged cousins with it. It chose to fly solo and demolish Shaun and Mike's taste buds all on its own!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8IKbxHme1g

    Style: Imperial Stout
    Container: 12oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes:This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 65 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. (10.5%)
    Rating: 4.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #114 Fieldwork Brewing Hazy Train

    We have to give a big shout out to Chauncey of AllThingsBeer510 (not 512!) for hooking us up with this! Check out his beer reviews at the link below!

    We've got our first Fieldwork review! This is Hazy Train!

    https://youtu.be/xlIeUoFdcos

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: (From Website) Fresh juice notes jump out of the glass and jump on your palate like they're taking stage at Wembly, followed by sticky dank hop and bright citrus aromas. Flavor is weighed down heavily with fresh cut start fruit, honeydew melon, grapefruit, and a zip lock freezer bag of the highest grade weed . (6.9%) Click here for the full awesome description!
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #113 Night Shift Morph 02/08/2017

    MORPH.

    https://youtu.be/apRSVUjoykM

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Citra, Simcoe, Ella, and Topaz hops; aromas of grapefruit, mango, and orange peel; balanced, piney bitterness. (6.3%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #112 Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptista

    Mike was unavailable for this recording so our good buddy Larry filled in! It's probably for the best as Mike would have most definitely hated this beer.

    https://youtu.be/fi0K6pRq5ug

    Style: Imperial Stout
    Container: 22oz Bomber
    Glassware: Teku Glasses
    Notes: Big Bad Baptista is a combination of Vanilla, Cinnamon, Mexican coffee roasted by Blue Copper, and Solstice Chocolate cacao nibs. It’s luxurious to say the least, with a pleasant warming sensation generated by the cinnamon and alcohol. Enjoying the interplay of chocolate, malt, oak, and spice is the perfect way to spend a cool evening, with friends around a fire. (12.2%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #111 Night Shift Morph 01/26/2017

    It's been awhile but we finally are catching up! Here's Morph batch #42 to wet your whistles with!

    https://youtu.be/WDFGOsZqRu8

     

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Citra, Columbus, and Motueka hops; lime and passionfruit aromas; slightly spicy, pine finish. (6.8%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #110 Oskar Blues Rum Barrel Aged Death by Coconut

    It's episode 110!!!!! We have something very special! We got something special this week. BIG THANKS to our friend Larry for sending this! We're joined by our friend Jonathan. Death by Coconut is one of his all time favorite beers so we figured it only made sense to have him on to try the variant. Cheers!

    https://youtu.be/NPOr8MAdxuw

    Style: Porter aged in Rum Barrels
    Container: 19.2oz  Stovepipe Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Death by Coconut Aged in fresh-as-hell Jamaican rum barrels for six months (11%)
    Rating: Shaun – 4.75

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #109 Exhibit A The Cat's Meow

    Another local Mass brewery comes out with a super tastey IPA. It's the bees knees! Wait no, it's The Cat's Meow!

    https://youtu.be/GVl6rOQh05c

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: (From Website) Smell. Taste. Consider. Enjoy. Repeat. This beer features Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops. (6.5%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #108 Proclamation Ales Derivative: Galaxy

    Proclamation Ales out of Rhode Island are making some great singe hop beers. This is their Galaxy variant

    https://youtu.be/Q3l_hdI9Vh4

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Juicy, passion fruit, tropical fruits. BOOM. (6%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

    Don't forget to check out our review of Proclamation's Citra Derivative!

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #107 Proclamation Ales Derivative: Citra

    Proclamation Ales out of Rhode Island are making some great singe hop beers. Just delicious

    https://youtu.be/0eiU3AIMZM4

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Juicy, citrusy, tropical fruits. BOOM. (6%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #106 Singlecut Jim is Working Hard

    Singlecut is in cans and they're expensive as fuck!

    https://youtu.be/Kv6PB4xblRc

    Style: Session IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: JIWH features all PNW hop varieties (think classic citrus/pine/resin) delivered with present malt smoothness – punching much harder than it’s weight class would suggest. (4.6%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #105 Trillium Double Dry Hopped A Street

    Mike and I take a stroll down A Street...Double Dry Hopped to be exact! *Ba Dum Tss!*

    https://youtu.be/5r4gNBRwE0Y

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Same base grist as A Street IPA, but with a double dose of Amarillo in the dry hop. These Amarillo hops impart a powerful floral aroma with distinctive notes of citrus zest. The taste is bright, floral, and citrusy upfront, finishing with candied grapefruit and orange. (7.2%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #104 Night Shift Morph 01/17/2017

    First Morph of 2017!!!

    https://youtu.be/1_PllAuG0vU

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: The first Morph of 2017 is crafted with Topaz, Citra, and Columbus hops; resinous and juicy. (5.2%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #103 Parkway Brewing A Moment On the Lips

    https://youtu.be/gN5fadzZLSY

    Style: Milk Stout
    Container: 12oz Botte
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: From Website - his smooth, balanced milk stout with the tastes of the holidays brings on mouth-watering thoughts of chocolate covered orange slices.  Brewed with sweet orange and cocoa it’s rich in holiday memories and anticipation! (7.0%)

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #102 Hermit Thrush Silly Friar

    A Vermont brewed beer that isn't an IPA?! Holy Moly! We've got a Sour Belgian Enkel from Hermit Thrush this week!

    https://youtu.be/GSysD5Wejko

    Style: Belgian Enkel
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: Silly Friar uses a hefty amount of European and aged hops, but focuses primarily on the malt profile; strong bready and cracker notes give way to a dry, super malty finish with a touch of yeast funk. Enjoy it with lunch, or on its own for a delicious, refreshing Belgian-inspired treat.(5.8%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #101 Trillium and Lawson's Pow Pow

    Normally I'd put some sarcastic blurb about the beer but Trillium's site has a pretty great description on how it came to be. So just read that. It's better than what I'd write.

    "The idea for Pow Pow was born when 2 very passionate individuals joined forces during the epic 2016 beer festival Beer Camp Across America. Devil’s Backbone, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Stoudt’s, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, and Trillium collaborated to create one of the festival’s signature beer Pat-Rye-Ot, a pale ale that pays tribute to America’s original homebrewers. During the process two brewers in particular were fascinated by a new hop product that was used in Pat-Rye-Ot. The product: lupulin powder. The fascinated brewers: Sean Lawson and JC Tetreault.

    Lupulin powder is essentially a super concentrated hop product made by flash freezing and then shattering intact hop flowers. In early November, the team experimented with different ways of utilizing the lupulin powder in both the whirlpool and during the dry hop, taking into account beer and wort temperatures, contact time, lupulin powder temperatures, and consistency of the powder."

    http://www.trilliumbrewing.com/trillium-pow-pow

    Style: Double IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: Pow Pow is hazy, pale orange in appearance and emits aromatic qualities of orange zest, apricots and honeysuckle on the nose. Bright flavors of citrus pith, along with soft notes of melon are accentuated with a lasting and balanced bitterness. (7.7%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #100 Oskar Blues Rum Barrel Aged Ten Fidy

    We managed to get our grubby little hands on the brewery exclusive Rum Barrel Aged Ten Fidy by Oskar Blues!! Watch and see what we thought of it...

    It's a BEAST of a bear

    Shout out to our good buddy Larry for sending this!

    https://youtu.be/BdBXXmmt72o

     

    Style: American Imperial Stout aged in Rum Barreks
    Container: 19.2oz  Stovepipe Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Ten Fidy Aged in fresh-as-hell Jamaican rum barrels for six months (14.2%)
    Rating: Shaun – 4.5  Mike – 3.75

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #99 The Alchemist Beelzebub

    Mike managed to initiate a trade (with one of my beers) for a beer we didn't expect to get on the show for awhile. The Alchemist's, American Imperial Stout, Beelzebub graces our table this week!

    https://youtu.be/Y9L4Jk5Lp1U

    Style: American Imperial Stout
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes:The intensely smooth and rich roasted flavor is complemented by the unmistakable presence of hops. The bitterness is held in check, preserving the flavors of dark chocolate. This ale is aggressively dry hopped with Citra to cut through it all. (8.0%)
    Rating: Shaun - 3.25  Mike - 4

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #98 Night Shift Annie Oatley

    One of Night Shifts latest offerings. Pale Ale brewed with oats! I'll just call it an Oatmeal Pale Ale

     

    https://youtu.be/PIbsFuuf6fs

    Style: Pale Ale
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Flutes
    Notes: Pale ale brewed with oats and hopped with Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic (4.9%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #97 Trillium Dialed In with Sauvignon Blanc Juice

    "This is everything I want in an IPA at this point in my life" - Mike 12/23/2015

    It took about a year but we finally got our hands on some Dialed In. It's really our fault as 1 brewery is about 30 minutes and the other is 40 minutes. We could have easily went many times.

    https://youtu.be/rKMNMNqrLW8

    Style: Double IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Stemmed Snifters
    Notes: Dialed In is a dank, juicy Double IPA intensively dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy. Soft and creamy with moderate bitterness; Medium-Light bodied with a crisp, dry finish. (8.5%)
    Rating: 5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #96 Night Shift Morph 12/15/2016

    Another Morph just in time for Christmas but not edited until after Christmas but edited before New Years Eve! Cheers!

    https://youtu.be/IVRvLPK5dlc

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Our mid-December Morph pairs a blend of Rakau, Citra, and Simcoe hops, with just a bit of honey. (6.0%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #95 Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

    Since it's Christmas we thought what better beer to review than a gingerbread stout! We were pleasantly surprised. I was shocked Mike liked it as much as he did!

    https://youtu.be/GyMOGlc8joA

    Style: Milk Stout
    Container: Bomber
    Glassware: Nerdsense Snifters
    Notes: Hardywood Gingerbread Stout offers aromatics of holiday spice originating from the ginger, and balanced with a generous dose of whole Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and Vietnamese cinnamon. Milk sugar (lactose) contributes to the full body of this stout and tames its roasty character, while oats lend a silky quality. (9.2%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #94 Night Shift XLV

    The latest in Night Shift's presidential DIPA series, XLV! This was brewed for the president  elect #45 and released on election day!

     

    https://youtu.be/BwdMCScblJY

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes: Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo (8.7%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #93 Oskar Blues Java Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy

    That's right! We managed to get our grubby little hands on the mostly brewery exclusive Java Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy with Hotbox Coffee

    https://youtu.be/OdZfiHbY6-E

    Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Container: 19.2oz Can
    Glassware: Snifter
    Notes: Java Ten Fidy is the base imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, with Hotbox Roasters coffee
    Rating: 4.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #92 Night Shift Morph Batch 12/01/2016

    A couple of weeks have passed so we have another Morph!

    https://youtu.be/INv_zYv6N2Y

     

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes: This recipe adds experimental HBC 517 hops to a classic combination of Chinook and Simcoe. Ruby red grapefruit, candied citrus, and smooth pithy bitterness.
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #91 Foothills Sexual Chocolate & Bourbon Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate

    We got some Sexual Chocolate followed by it's bourbon barrel aged twin! This is a ballsy delicious imperial stout by Foothills Brewing!

    https://youtu.be/Ed8Wi8d6m3w

    Style: Imperial Stout
    Container: 22oz Bomber
    Glassware: Teku Glasses
    Notes: A cocoa infused Imperial Stout. Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit. (9.75%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

    Style: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Container: 22oz Bomber
    Glassware: Teku Glasses
    Notes: Same as above but aged in bourbon barrels...so it's better...
    Rating: 5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #90 Night Shift The 87

    With all the Night Shift reviews we've done, you'd think we'd have done one of their consistent flagship beers by now. I know Morph is one of their normal releases but it's an ever changing recipe.

    This week, Night Shifts Double IPA, The 87 makes it's way to the table!

    https://youtu.be/VoTIGoYJ1X0

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes: Bright, beautiful DIPA hop bomb; clean malt bill that allows a refreshing blend of citrusy hops to burst through. (8.0%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #89 Trillium Mettle

    We got some Mettle from  Trillium! Originally brewed to celebrate their 1st Year Anniversary.

    https://youtu.be/QU7jRcgwm_E

     

    Style: DIPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes: In the spirit of tenacity and camaraderie, Mettle was first created to highlight the milestone of our inaugural year as a brewery. With an intense dual dry-hop treatment of Amarillo and Citra, this medium-bodied Double IPA beckons with aromatics of peach and nectarine. A fusion of grape juice and candied citrus greet the palate while accents of white-wine, grassy hop, and a mellow bitterness reveal themselves on a smooth, dry finish. We continue to brew Mettle in recognition of our devoted following of hopheads that have supported us from the very beginning. (8.4%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #88 Night Shift Morph 11/17/2016

    So this was a fun review to make and by fun I mean we had to do it like 1.75 times. Stay tuned after the outro music to see a part of the 1st take...

    https://youtu.be/hl0cGqJFsoQ

     

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes: This edition brings together Bravo, Vic Secret, Simcoe, and Citra hops together to create a juicy, balanced IPA that bursts with citrus and tropical fruit flavors.
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense - Episode 99 & Nerdsense Drinks Reviews #87

    In honor of the big CW DCTVU crossover this week, we decided to have a little crossover of our own! It's crossover mania!

    We crossed over the Nerdsense Podcast with the Nerdsense Drinks Reviews Videocast! It's a videocast inside a podcast! Nerdsense - Episode 99 & Nerdsense Drinks Reviews Episode 87

    Predictably, the conversation goes in a million directions with a discussion about podcasts, our long and storied friendship, and even a navy anecdote that goes nowhere.

    The episode even starts with a brand new, full length, beer review of Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout. Check out the video below! Cheers!

    Episode 100 airing Friday December 2nd. Watch our Twitter and Facebook accounts for stream details!

     

    https://youtu.be/kpvioTsq9vU

    Beers

    Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

    Style: Oatmeal Stout
    Container: 12oz Bottle
    Glassware: Spiegelau Stout Glass
    Notes: Ebony in color with a rich creamy head, earthy flavor and a mellow, chocolate finish. (5.8%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

    Night Shift XLV

    Night Shift Morph Batch 11/17/2016

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #85 Trillium Deciduous (2016)

    Finally! We have a Trillium can grace our table.  The lines have been drawn! Mike and I have to give separate scores for this one!

    https://youtu.be/t7CQiojjydA

    Style: Imperial Brown Ale
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Teku Glasses
    Notes: The nose omits pleasant aromas of pine sap, toasted bread and orange marmalade. Deciduous embodies the seasonal transition from summer to winter with an herbaceous lemon and spicy pine aroma balanced on the palate with a hearty, multigrain malt character and clean, refreshing bitterness. Deciduous is medium in body and dry on the finish. (7.5%)
    Rating:  Shaun - 3.75/5  Mike - 3/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #84 Spaten Oktoberfest & Night Shift Oldenburg

    It's Märzen vs Märzen! Nah, we really just wanted to do a dual review. No winners or losers here!

    https://youtu.be/V5CLH9DilSk

    Spaten Oktoberfest

    Style: Märzen
    Container: 12oz Bottle
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: The beer of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest: aromatic, savoury, gold-colored.. (5.9%)
    Rating: 3.25/5

    Night Shift Oldenburg

    Style: Märzen
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Snifters
    Notes: Märzen/Oktoberfest style lager with a copper body and nutty, toasty caramel notes. (5%)
    Rating: 3.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #83 Modern Times Black House (MultiCamera)

    Shaun's solo for this review and he's drinking a Coffee Oatmeal Stout!

    https://youtu.be/a59KPV7YsOE

    Style: Oatmeal Coffee Stout
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Teku Glass
    Notes: Black House is an oatmeal coffee stout bursting with coffee aroma and flavor. Modern Times is one of the only breweries in the world to roast our own coffee, which allows us to be exceptionally picky about which coffees we use and how we roast them. The result is an abundantly flavorful beer that's incredibly complex and aromatic, with loads of roast character and a chocolate-covered espresso bean finish. Black House is also available on Nitro. So creamy. (5.8%)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #81 Night Shift Morph Batch 11/3/2016

    Another Morph takes flight thanks to some Falconers Flight! (See what I did there?) It also has Vic Secret and Simcoe

    https://youtu.be/_9UfDFjcs5Q

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes: Featuring Vic Secret, Simcoe, and Falconer's Flight hops. Fresh pine aromas; sips crushably juicy with citrus and tropical notes. (5.6%)
    Rating: 3.76/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #80 Night Shift Barrel Society #3 Elbrus

    80 beer reviews! I figured this would be a nice one to drop as #80. This is Night Shift's 3rd release from this years Barrel Society. A Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout named Elbrus. Hope you guys enjoy watching this as much as we did drinking it.

    https://youtu.be/iSdwIOmQkeg

    Style: Russian Imperial Stout
    Container: 750ml Bottle
    Glassware: Night Shift 2016 Barrel Society Snifters
    Notes:Pours black in color; aromas of walnut, dark fruit, and dark chocolate; big flavors of molasses, raisin, and brownie batter; dry, oaky finish with notes of vanilla and fudge (9.2%)
    Rating: 4.75/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #79 Spencer Festive Lager

    We've got a new Spencer Brewing beer to review this week.

    We also have proper glassware thanks to Brother Michael from Spencer Brewing!

    They were kind enough to send us a set of their Trappist glasses as well as a set of their pint glasses.

    https://youtu.be/C4LFV14Mjo0

    Style: Lager
    Container: 12oz Bottle
    Glassware: Spencer Pint Glasses
    Notes:A Trappist Lager inspired by German tradition! Smooth, russet colored, hearty and malt-forward, hints of smoke and spice. Balanced by noble hops and a bitter finish. (7.5%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #78 Russian River Blind Pig

    Mike brought back some tasty treats from his trip to California. Today we have some Russian River Blind Pig!

    We are joined by our good friend Nick this week. First time guest!

    Be sure to check out his band, Los Bungalitos --  www.losbungalitos.com

    https://youtu.be/CiTXczNzoYo

     

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Teku Glasses
    Notes: Full-bodied, very hoppy, citrus, pine, fruity notes with nice dry, bitter finish! (6.25%)
    Rating: 4/5

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    Nerdsense Drinks Reviews - #77 Night Shift Morph Batch 10/20/2016

    It's been awhile but there is finally a new Morph and we're here to drink it and let you know how awesome it is!

    New camera as well! Still need to tweak angles and lighting but we're happy with the picture

    https://youtu.be/9kUQ7VXPo6M

    Style: IPA
    Container: 16oz Can
    Glassware: Night Shift Flutes
    Notes: Refreshing and smooth. Citra and Mosaic hops provide fruity complexity and bitterness, while Comet adds a punch of grassy citrusy aromas. (5.7%)
    Rating: 4.5/5

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