Double Dry Hopped Is This the Real Life? also, KCBC/Finback: Yeah Buddy, Collective Arts: Radio the Mothership, Tired Hands: Am I Okay?

Double Dry Hopped Is This the Real Life? and more.

l to r Finback Yeah Buddy, Collective Arts Radio the Mothership, Single Cut Double Dry Hopped Is this the Real Life? Tired Hands Am I okay?

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Finback & KCBC Kings County Brewers Collective, Yeah Buddy!
Tasting: November 17, 2017
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.6%
Beer #: 1,112

Took me a while to figure out the the Kings County Brewers Collective was a brewery, not just a trade association. Quick first impression, Froot Loops! Well not over the top but really well-balanced. Dangerously drinkable at the 8.6%. Was a little understated but I still liked it enough for 92 points.

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Collective Arts Radio the Mothership!
Tasting: November 18, 2017
ABV: 8.5%
Beer #: 1,113

Lots of lime and tangerine. A bit too boozy and sharply bitter on the finish. I probably would have like this more about 5 years ago before New England IPA. Still 89 points.

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Singlecut Beersmiths Double Dry Hopped Is This the Real Life?
Tasting: November 12, 2017
Style: Double Dry-Hopped American-style IPA
ABV: 7.2%
Beer #: 1,114

Juicy orange flesh and slightly bitter zest. Some pineapple and black tea. Double Dry Hopped Is This the Real Life? is the real deal. 94 points.
Read my thoughts on Is This the Real Life? as well as my story on rat hair in candy bars.

Tired Hands Am I Okay?
Tasting: November 11, 2017
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.6%
Beer #: 1,115

Label on this 16 ounce can says, “Single Oated, Single Lactosed, Single Fruited, Single Dry-Hopped.” The oats and lactose should help deliver a nice mouthfeel. They do. Very mellow flavor of citrus, lemon in particular and some stone fruit. Nice mouthfeel. I can see this as an excellent summer beer. Really enjoyed 93 points.

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