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Philly Beer School

Beer reviews and ratings from the good folks at the Philly Beer School.  The following are reviews of the top craft brews from their beer classes and brewing programs.

Smuttynose Baltic Porter

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Baltic Porter Review   Dark as an empty movie theater, this porter sports a nose of Raisinets and buttered popcorn. On the palate, it turns into fresh figs with walnuts…

Coopers Best Extra Stout

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Export Stout Review Just as dark and scented as a freshly pulled espresso. A full bodied stout with rich milk chocolate on the palate . Strands of smoky molasses and…

Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout Nitro

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Last St. Paddy’s Day, I implored you to forgo Guinness and other mass-produced Irish imports for local brews that pack more freshness and flavor. One year on, my opinion hasn’t…

Lunch by Maine Beer Company

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American IPA Review Toast and lemon curd on the nose, with a whiff of lavender and blood orange. Those aromas follow through on the palate, along with butterscotch and tree…

Double Sunshine IPA by Lawson’s Finest Liquids

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Imperial IPA Review Vibrant hop aromas push into an ozone-like freshness along with a bit of green grass. On the palate, flavors of grapefruit and melon predominate with floral notes…

Heady Topper by The Alchemist

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An Imperial IPA Review Impressive aromatics of citrus, highly vinous aromatics of grapefruit, lemon rind and caramel. On the palate, the complex fruit flavors continue. Rich and dry, with mango,…

La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue

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  The more I taste beers from Canada’s rising micro brews  the greater my respect. They embrace the quality of North American grains and hops, and at the same time executing…

Jaipur IPA by Thornbridge Brewery

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Despite is august-sounding name,  Thornbridge is a relatively new British brewery (it was founded in 20005).  Their beers tend to hew close to classic styles, but cleaner and fresher.  This…

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