Kiuchi Brewery – Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) Review

Hitachino Nest - SakeAll You Need to Know

Brewery: Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Belgian Strong Dark/Brown
ABV: 8%
Cost: $6.50 (12oz)
Glassware: Snifter, Tulip
Temp: 55°F
Availability: Year-Round
Purchased@: State Line Liquors

Quick Take: An inoffensive, but merely ok beer that doesn’t wow. For me, it’s a pretty simple, slightly bland beer that isn’t worth the money. The sake aging doesn’t add enough to justify the expense, even for craft heads.

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Evolution Brewing – Lot 6 Review

 

Lot 6All You Need to Know

Brewery: Evolution Craft Brewing
Style: DIPA
ABV: 8.5%
Cost:  $3.29 (12oz)
Glassware: Tulip
Temp: 55°F
Availability: Various Times
Purchased@: Brass Rail

Quick Take: I would place this firmly in the average category. That nice, toasty resin aroma is delectable and the taste is balanced, but it isn’t enough to overcome this pedestrian DIPA’s shortcomings. The lack of assertive qualities or identity makes this a boring beer. Nothing for the fresh hop heads or bright citrus pine nuts out there to get excited about, but you can do far worse.

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