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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Ichigo Highway is a collaborative beer that we created with Hangar 24 Brewing from Redlands, CA. The base style is a sessionable sour red ale that we aged in oak barrels along with a whopping amount of strawberries, most of which were picked from the fields besides Hangar 24’s brewery. Aged for approximately 8 months, this beer has developed a pleasant funk and a delightful acidity that is balanced by the intensely sweet aroma and flavor of the strawberries as well as a unique dryness achieved by using a sake yeast along with our house strain along with souring bacteria. Available in November. 5.5% ABV, Best enjoyed fresh due to the fleeting aroma and flavor of the strawberries


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6161) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle, shared by Kenny at CBC. It pours milky brown with a quickly dissipating head. The nose is paint stripper, lighter fluid, acetone, must, earth, wood, bubblegum, strawberry and plastic. Not very nice, yet oddly addictive - like sniffing glue. The taste is tart lemon, sherbet, bruised strawberry, sour raspberry, earth, wood, high acidity, mouth-puckering tartness and citrus rind with a dry finish. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Not great if I’m honest......but I seemed to like it the most out of group!

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Thanks to Jayce for sharing this bottle. As a disclaimer (since I hated this beer) I love beers from The Bruery and love sour beers

Pours an amber color with a white head. Unfortunately, this is where the good qualities of this beer end. The aroma is awful. At first it smells like cow manure, but that changes as it gets warmer. The bad thing is the change is not for the better. As it warms it smells exactly like Magic Bait Great Scott Liver and Cheese catfish stink bait. I am not kidding, I am pretty sure I could catch dinner if I soaked dough balls in this beer. Just disgusting.

The flavor is a bit better, but not without its drawbacks. As I drank this beer I had to pinch my nose so I couldn’t smell it. When I did that I got some light, tart strawberry notes as well as some toffee. Still, since I had to jump through these hoops to drink the beer, I can’t give it a high rating. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Just an awful beer in my opinion. Gross.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Murky amber with a cream head. Nose is acetate, faint strawberries, barn, super farmhouse. Easy palate, tart, acidic, bugs, yeast, wood, and easy finish.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (14289) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Cloudy light brown beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Smell pretty grim! Sweaty socks! Bleh! Palate is light and dry. Taste pretty much follows the nose but add dusty strawberry. Finishes dry. A stinker. As a Bruery advocate - I feel let down here!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2114) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
This one is pretty bizarre. I like the aroma, the strawberries come through nicely although with a bit of plasticky phenol. Flavor is strawberry yogurt with a pervasive parmesan cheese note... Maybe as a slight accent that would be okay but it’s too forward to ignore.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, big thanks to Kenneth, 26/06/13. Murky orange amber akin to the canal that runs through Kidsgrove, thin white head that makes the call to escape out of the glass via the edge. Nose is pungent fruits, plastic, rotting pond life with a strawberry bobbing atop. Taste comprises strawberry bubblegum, tarte berry fruits, blast of dirty funk, plastic, light throat scraping balsams, grassy notes, dank wood dragged through the pond. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, tarte finish. Not a looker, doesn’t smell too good, tastes ok if somewhat a one trick pony - hmmm, not a revisit for this one, you might want to take a detour to avoid too long a trip on Ichigo Highway!!!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle shared @ Craft. Cheers to the unstoppable Madmitch76 for the pour. The appearance is hazy amber, small head. Ugly looking beer. The nose is fart, laundry detergent. Acetic funk. Not inviting. The taste is acetone, nail polish remover. Light acetic funk. Some berry and orchard fruit. Weird, harsh. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a real fiasco. Not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear matt medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, apricot - strawberries, tart. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart, strawberry, appricot, funky, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130427]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10435) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - ’’thanks’’ to Ken. Pours murky orange with a quickly-fading cream head. Smells of stinky Danish cheese (which ranks among the stinkiest of cheeses, mind you), rotten strawberries, sour fruits. Light sweet flavor with heavy sourness, some funk, vinegar, acetic burn, dry and leathery fruits. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sour finish with more leathery fruits, sweat, moderate acid burn. So so. It looks bad and smells worse, but the flavor saves the beer ever so slightly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2914) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 750 ml, from and with Steven Morris (thank you!), savoured on March 8 2013; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: cola, strawberry, raspberry, leather, light wild yeasts, light residual sugar; mouth: Strawberry, raspberry, light leather, light wild yeasts, light residual sugar, acridness, light acidity, finale in strawberry and raspberry with presence of acridness, medium body, average carbonation, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 750 ml, de et avec Steven Morris (thank you!), savourée le 8 mars 2013; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : cola, fraise, framboise, cuir, léger levures sauvage, léger sucre résiduel; bouche : fraises, framboises, léger cuir, léger levures sauvages, léger sucre résiduel, âcreté, légère acidité, finale en framboise et fraise avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, un peu mince; en résumé : correct


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