Beer Ratings: Anomalous

Beer ratings which are abnormally high or low compared to the average.

Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA 1.0  -2.6
Stone Brewing Escondido, California
acquired in a Variety 12-pack of bottles purchased from my local Stater Brothers. A bad pour on my part results in a massive Whitehead on top of a clear golden body. It smells profoundly of citrus hops almost like oranges. Honestly it tastes burnt, or skunk. I'm not feeling this at all. On tasting this is everything I don't like in an IPA made manifest.

Amsterdam 3 Speed 5.0  +2.2
Amsterdam Brewery Toronto, Ontario
Not enough hops for these self-proclaimed beer nerds, CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Bottle/Can) 0.7  -2.9
Absolutely disgusting. One of the worst beers I've ever tasted on 34 years. Tastes like water soap with a horrible metallic aftertaste.

Rhinegeist Oddjob 1.2  -2.2
Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati, Ohio
Ominous looking red can, signals danger. Yes, that's what odd jobs are, they look easy but most of the time they turn out to be main jobs. Fairly fruity mild hop aroma. eye of slight pale haze with a big foamy head that goes rocky. First taste is volatile hops. Yes, alarming olfactory as it goes down the throat. I think I feel a little bit of a warming sensation. Difficult mouth coating alky laced palate. Whew. This is a bombardier fer sher. Kick you in the head punch you in the teeth. Whew. Soooooo rude, sooooooo nasty; its terribly on style! What else can be said except prepare yerself. Over the top and down the side. One of the rudest IPA I've had for a great while. Interpretation for IPA lovers? It's great. It does what it's sposed to do, catch you a buzz and knock you for a high octane flavor loop.

Beck's Gold 0.7  -1.5
Difficile anche chiamarla birra; sembra davvero acqua sporca con leggere note di malto e luppolo.

Gypsy Circus Queen of Swords 5.0  +1.9
Gypsy Circus Cider Company Kingsport, Tennessee
This cider is like no other i've had before. When served very cold, it so refreshing and doesn't taste alcoholic. It has become one of my favorites

Marston's No:2 Horninglow Imperial Stout 1.2  -2.3
Marston's (Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Co.) Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Imperial stout?...really? Well many will disagree. This stout is at the very lower end of what would be considered an imperial stout. Its very Guinness like in taste which is fine if you want a Guinness, but its just far too dry and thin/watery to be a proper imperial stout. I got mine from Waitrose, complete with a nice box ...its a professional expensive looking beer on the outside. Alas my hopes were all to short lived after tasting it! If you want a Guinness foreign extra for £1.90 a 330ml bottle then get one, at the same 7.4% Abv its the same if not better than this Marstons inferior effort. Marstons is at £4 a bottle which might of been a bargain for 500ml if only it lived up to its grand packaging and claims. I personally think any modern day IMPERIAL stout should be at least 8-9% Minimum Abv....most are well over 10-14%...Ive tasted many over 15% so i wasn't expecting miracles for this beer....but still it just didnt do it for me..

Jennings Cumberland (Bottle) 4.5  +1.7
An elegant afternoon ale which is a delight on hot afternoons without overdoing the alcohol content. Smooth and refined.

Paulaner Natur Grapefruit 4.7  +1.8
Pauler Grapefruit Radler has a thick, pink-white, fizzy head, a translucent pink appearance, with bubbles, and no lacing. The aroma is of sharp grapefruit. The taste is sharp, tart, sweet grapefruit, with a slight malt under flavor. There is a medium body, and Paulaner Grapefruit Radler has a dry side finish. RJT

Roosters / Hawkshead One Trick Pony 1.2  -1.8
Roosters Brewing Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Proof that I'll try anything. Pours bright pink with a light pink head. Smells like your nana's rose soap. None of the usual beer aromas at all. Taste is perfumey rose, incredibly sour, so at least it's as described. Maybe a bit of mint. I won't be picking this up again.

Morland Old Golden Hen (Bottle) 1.4  -1.6
Greene King Brewery Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Fľaška z lidla. Vôňa, no vôňou by som to moc nenazval. Farba zlatista. Chuť chmelovo karamelova.

Heineken 4.0  +1.9
Heineken Nederland Zoeterwoude, Netherlands
I like Heineken. There I’ve said it. It is uncomplicated. It doesn’t ask anything of you. It is a clean fresh crisp lager with a mild hop that will very happily slake your thirst on a hot summers day. And at £7 for a box of 12 from tescos it’ll get you nicely toasted for minimal outlay.

Galereux 4.3  +2.2
Lidl Europe Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg
Can't understand the low ratings on this (I'm really interested in what you think is so much better, because it must be bloody good!) Very nice beer/ larger Crisp and clear. Very refreshing for a 4.8 vol. I would certainly buy this if it was available on draft in the pub.

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 1985 IPA 2.0  -1.5
Pretty horrible, chock full of fake mango flavor and pretty much absent any NEIPA qualities other than the haze. Weird cardboard graininess accents the terrible mango notes, while the hops provide a slight bitterness on the finish. Come on, NB. This is crap.

Lagunitas Hazy Wonder 1.7  -1.6
Yellow & blue 2$ can from vintage. Smell is sweet volatile hops. Clear pale, sometimes I wonder why these hazy IPA are called hazy. Do theu want me to shake the can before I pop it? Just asking. Big bubbly white head. Taste is turtle shells with some backed up bitterness. Floral olfactory continues. First I think its not as bitter as an IPA should be but then some of that starts to settle in near the middle. However, if they want this to be more than an APA, they better add a few more hops to this. Finish is a bitter but somewhat bright effect. Not sure how hops can be called bright unless they are noble, but there you have it. What else can be said?

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