February 2016 - New Release Beer

This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer
New Release Beer Reviews
214186
Tieton Cider Works
Cranberry Hard Cider
Garnet pink color. Bold, spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of spicy carrot cake, cranberry relish, yams, and straw with an tangy, petillant, off-dry medium body and a graceful, subtle, medium-length blood orange, spiced apples, and ginger finish. A vibrant, spicy berry cider with lots of character.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214091
Mehana Brewing Company
"Tsunami" IPA
Hazy red oak color. Rich, hoppy aromas and flavors of pine blossoms, dried fruits and flowers, grilled grapefruit and nectarine, and earl grey with a soft, bright, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a tingling, complex, breezy smoked nuts, peppery mole, and minerals finish. A nice, lightly smoky IPA with fine balance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214185
Tieton Cider Works
Apricot Hard Cider
Golden yellow color. Rich, floral, fruity earthy sour aromas and flavors of flower terrarium, baked apples and potatoes, and dried apricot with a supple, crisp, effervescent, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, crisp bitter orange, pot roast with carrots, and sauerkraut finish. An intriguing floral, meaty, savory cider that will excel with food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214089
Hawai’i Nui Brewing
"Southern Cross Red" Ale
Hazy sunburst color. Bright, sour, tropical phenolic meaty aromas and flavors of caramelized peaches and citrus, banana bread, and berry vinaigrette with a velvety, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, charming, medium-length chocolate cherries, honeyed clementine, rubber, and grassy earth finish. A fruity and lightly sour amber ale.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214090
Hawai’i Nui Brewing
"Hapa" Brown Ale
Minutely hazy reddish mahogany color. Faint, grainy, vegetal aromas and flavors of roasted grain and Brussels sprouts, caramelized nuts, baking cocoa, and wicker and hay with a soft, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a tingling, carefree grilled root vegetable and parchment finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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