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HopDog BeerWorks by Pandapoppinfairyturkishfloss

Russell is drinking a Pandapoppinfairyturkishfloss by HopDog BeerWorks at Saratoga

Look, panda is sad. It's because it runs a similar flavour profile as the baconator with some fairy floss thrown in for hipsters.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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Yeastie Boys by xeRRex

Russell is drinking a xeRRex by Yeastie Boys at Saratoga

A talking point on the nose with a raw scent. It does exhibits a soft sweet malt affection. These guys make a point; at the crossroads.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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Hop Nation Brewing Co by The Kalash

Russell is drinking The Kalash by Hop Nation Brewing Co at Saratoga

Classic play on the Russian Kalashnikov known by Mikhail, the designer. A spicy, wine style highlight with that strong contrasting roast.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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HopDog BeerWorks by The Baconator

Russell is drinking The Baconator by HopDog BeerWorks at Saratoga

Hopdog stumbles over some selective smoked Manuka malt and instantly detects a similarity to bacon. It's better than that. Look deeper.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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Modus Operandi Brewing Co. by Cascadian Howl

Russell is drinking a Cascadian Howl by Modus Operandi Brewing Co. at Saratoga

Seeing that dark stout-styled appearance gives surprise to a deep resinous hop flavour synonymous to this IPA. Classic MO flavour quality.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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New England Brewing Co. by Coffee Cannon Stout

Russell is drinking a Coffee Cannon Stout by New England Brewing Co. at Saratoga

I'm unsure if I'm drinking coffee in stout or stout in coffee. It does bring it together quite nicely. Flavour lasts with each sip.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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Photogenic Brew  (Level 32) Earned the Photogenic Brew (Level 32) badge!

Yeastie Boys by Royal Tanninbomb

Russell is drinking a Royal Tanninbomb by Yeastie Boys at Saratoga

Poetic license describes this brew to the Tannenbaum fir tree with all its pine extracts. A very fragrant flavour filled full of spices.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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Stone Brewing by Give Me Stout Or Give Me Death

Russell is drinking a Give Me Stout Or Give Me Death by Stone Brewing at Saratoga

A revisit on this one came up trumps. It a pleasant roasted chocolate. Beautifully-smoothed mouthfeel. The flavour lingers with every sip.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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Young Henrys Brewing Company by Winter Hop Ale

Russell is drinking a Winter Hop Ale by Young Henrys Brewing Company at Saratoga

Lots of hops and malt character. Very reminiscent of an English brown ale. The cold weather brings this one right out of the glass.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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Down Under  (Level 19) Earned the Down Under (Level 19) badge!

Shenanigans Brewing Co. by Winston

Russell is drinking a Winston by Shenanigans Brewing Co. at Saratoga

A great take on the nelson sauvin hops coupled with the British pale gives it splendid drink-ability.

Purchased at Oldfield Cellars

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Bridge Road Brewers by Chestnut Pilsner

Russell is drinking a Chestnut Pilsner by Bridge Road Brewers at Saratoga

Nutty and dry; using locally grown hops and chestnuts brings it home. This bottle came from the cellar door with five other mates.

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Photogenic Brew  (Level 31) Earned the Photogenic Brew (Level 31) badge!

Coopers Brewery by Extra Strong Vintage Ale (2008)

Russell is drinking an Extra Strong Vintage Ale (2008) by Coopers Brewery at Wauchope

A magic pudding surprise. Thanks to Jonesy, he is offering a vertical tasting. Go figure!

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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery by Orange Wheat

Russell is drinking an Orange Wheat by Hangar 24 Craft Brewery at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Crisp and tangy with a light mouthfeel like sherbet. Orange fruit presented well here. Increased citrus demand saving local orange trees.

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Land of the Free (Level 7) Earned the Land of the Free (Level 7) badge!

Lagunitas Brewing Company by IPA

Russell is drinking an IPA by Lagunitas Brewing Company at Pier 7

The brewer credits it as the raging hop character engaging the imperial qualities of the malt foundation. Ends up as a big hop destination.

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Drake's Brewing Company by Hefeweizen

Russell is drinking a Hefeweizen by Drake's Brewing Company at City of San Francisco

A most cloudy, unfiltered appearance. A great Bavarian wheat beer with notes of bananas and cloves.

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