Beer Review: CBC Spring Training IPA


Beer:  Spring Training IPA
Brewer: Cambridge Brewing Company
Source: Draft
Rating:  ** (6.9 of 10)
Comments: A hazy, golden-colored beer is defined by lots of carbonation and a thick, big-bubbled head.  There’s a grassy bitter aroma and a taste of strong floral hops.  Even after quaffing for a while, the head is still going strong leaving behind some lacing.  Play ball!

Beer Review: Cold Smolder Smoked Lager


Beer: Cold Smolder
Brewer: The Tap Brewing Company
Source: 22  oz bottle
Rating: *** (7.7 of 10)
Comments: A straw-colored beer with a thin head.  The “smoked” scent if faint, but it offers a toasted and pleasantly bitter flavor.  Lots of lace lines the glass post-quaffing.  A nice take on the smoked beer.

 

Beer Review: CBC Big Man IPA


Beer: Big Man IPA
Brewer: Cambridge Brewing Company
Source: 22 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.2 of 10)
Comments: Not a big IPA fan, so take that into account.  This beer poured out with no head and an ice tea brown color.  There’s a sort of sweet, caramel malt aroma with hints of floral hops.  The hops packed a bitter wallop up front followed by a clean finish.  This seems like a real meat & potatoes kind of beer.

 

Beer Reviews: Mayflower Smoked Black Lager


Beer: Smoked Black Lager
Brewer: Mayflower Brewing Company
Source: Draught
Rating: ** (6.8 of 10)
Comments:  This limited beer pours with a mahogany hue and a thick head with large bubbles.  The aroma offers hints of caramel and woodsmoke.  The flavor is a blend of sweet and bitter with a clean finish.  The head vanishes quickly.  I found it paired well with the curried vegetables I had for dinner.