Category: Beer Reviews

Posted on: February 15, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Juicy Oasis (Breckenridge Brewery)

12 ounce can, originally reviewed 2/2024. Juicy Oasis is an fruited, hazy India Pale Ale offered up by Breckenridge Brewery. The beer pours with a yellow-brown coloration and a small amount of whitish head. Lacing gradually creeps down the glass as one continues their journey. The initial nose of the brew is a blend of peaches and apricots, coming forth with more sweet notes than previewing the hoppiness that is…

Posted on: February 8, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Maple Pecan Bligh’s Barleywine Ale (Dry Dock)

Maple Pecan Bligh’s Barleywine Ale pours with a dark-brown to mahogany coloration. The initial nose of the brew provides a solid hit of alcohol burn along with a sugary note (likely from the inclusion of maple syrup). Perhaps most interesting about this effort is how well the burn is hidden through the caramel and pecan flavors at the onset. This “zing” begins to grow as one progresses further in each…

Posted on: February 4, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Caramel Macchiato Stout (Old Bust Head)

Poured into a glass from a 16 ounce can. Contains a small amount of light tan head and ample lacing. Nose provides imbibers with a preview about the different sweet elements that they will experience in this stout. The first sips of the brew are well-balanced, allowing for the coffee and caramel elements to start things off before being moderated by a bit of toasted malt and grain. The flavors…

Posted on: January 25, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Voodoo Ranger Tropic Force (Tropical IPA)

In terms of readily-accessible imperial IPAs, the Voodoo Ranger line is top-of-the-line. New Belgium has created a number of distinct offerings in the line, with the Fruit Force being one of the most innovative IPAs we had tasted last year. The brewery has expanded their line to offer Tropic Force, an IPA that pours with a very light yellow coloration and a goodly amount of persistent white head. Tropic Force’s…

Posted on: January 18, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Sága Imperial IPA (Summit Brewing Co.)

Summit Brewing (St. Paul, Minnesota)’s Sága Imperial IPA pours with a rich brownish-red coloration and a good amount of tenacious white head. The effort ends up very well-balanced, tying together bold, piney hop presence with a dollop of wheat (the brewery’s mentions a honey malt base). While this imperial India Pale Ale is fairly heady (it clocks in at 9.0%) ABV, the constellation of flavors flows nicely. In fact, Sága…

Posted on: January 13, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Forever Alone: Peacharine (Resident Culture Brewing Co.)

Forever Alone: Peacharine is a very hazy India Pale Ale from Charlotte, NC’s Resident Culture Brewing Company, pouring with a good amount of white head. In fact, FA: Peacharine may be the most opaque beer that we have covered so far over the course of NeuFutur’s beer review section. Forever Alone: Peacharine’s nose has a small amount of frutiness with the briefest amount of hop bitterness at the end. The…

Posted on: January 5, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Citrus Surfer (Big Grove Brewery)

We were fortunate to receive a package of Big Grove Brewery (Solon, Iowa) offerings. Citrus Wheat was one of our favorite offerings, pouring with a golden colration and a small amount of white head. It is an eminently crushable beer, providing ample amounts in a style that oftentimes is discounted by beer aficionados. There’s a careful balance between the grain and wheat flavors comprising the main body of Citrus Surfer…

Posted on: December 19, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Prickly Pear Sour (Ska Brewing)

There are a lot of fun things coming out from Durango, Colorado’s own Ska Brewing. A new effort from the brewery is their Prickly Pear Sour. Available in cans, the brew pours with a brownish-pinkish coloration and just the lightest in the white of light head. The depth of the flavors here provide Ska’s Prickly Pear Sour with a leg up on a great many other sours we’ve had the…

Posted on: July 25, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Richard the Whale (Big Grove Brewery)

Iowa’s Big Grove Brewery has created a decidedly-dangerous brewery with their current vintage of Richard the Whale, a Russian Imperial Stout. Clocking in at over 12% ABV, Richard the Whale is able to bring the heat while showcasing some of the most sublime smoothness that we’ve ever experienced with that style. The RIS pours with a dark brown, mahogany-ish coloration and with only the slightest amount of tannish head. There’s…

Posted on: July 23, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Nine Realms Baltic Porter (False Idol)

North Richland Hill’s False Idol Brewing has released their Nine Realms, a Baltic Porter. The beer is a gem which tantalizes the taste buds with its rich and complex flavors. As a beer enthusiast that loves all forms of dark beer styles, I must say this one stands out among the crowd. With a moderate 7.5% ABV, it strikes a perfect balance between potency and drinkability, making it a must-have…