JW Lees ‘Harvest Ale 2015 Calvados’, 11,5% ABV. Middleton, England – English-style Barleywine matured in Calvados casks for 4 months. Nose is sweet with apricots, apple and honeydew with caramel undertone. The fruit flavors from being matured in the Calvados is tasted first, followed by a slight spicy flavor. Finishes long and sweet.
Hill Farmstead ‘Abner‘, 8% ABV. Greensboro Bend, VT – An Imperial IPA brewed with a plethora of hops. Unfiltered, naturally carbonated and double dry hopped. Aromatic and flowery, bursting with notes of citrus and pine. Simply stunning.
Hudson Valley ‘Incandenza’, 6% ABV. Beacon, NY – A Sour IPA brewed with two row barley and raw wheat, hopped with Citra and Simcoe in the whirlpool and fermented with mixed culture. Moderate lactic acid, dank, yogurt, orange, and tropical fruit notes with a dry finish.