Estes Park Renegade IPA Review

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Renegade IPA
Estes Park Brewery
Estes Park, CO
5.8%

CHUG Rating:
Chuggability: 6
Hoppy enough to slow things down, but it went down more like a pale ale.
How Much: 6
I paid $8.99 for a six-pack and that’s right about where it should be.
Uhhh…Taste: 7
Decent amount of hops and the right amount of bitterness. I generally prefer my IPA’s at a higher ABV, but this one did the trick.
Gettability: 1
Limited distribution in Colorado. This one is not easy to find outside of Estes Park.

Overall Rating:   6.7


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Odell Brewing Cutthroat Porter Beer Review

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Cutthroat Porter
Odell Brewing Company
Fort Collins, CO
5.1% ABV

CHUG Rating:
Chuggability: 7
Not as chunky as it looks. Easier to chug than an IPA.
How Much: 7
I paid $9.99 for a six-pack and it was worth it.
Uhhh…Taste: 7
I enjoyed this one. Thick but not real heavy. Smooth and flavorful.
Gettability: 4
Year-round offering in 9 Rocky Mountain states.
Overall Rating:   7.0

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Telluride Face Down Brown Ale Beer Review

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Face Down Brown Ale
Telluride Brewing Company
Telluride, CO
5.7%

CHUG Rating:

Chuggability: 6
Chugging while spinning is a lot harder than you’d think, so maybe this should be higher.
How Much: 6
I paid $9.99 for a six-pack, which I thought was fair.
Uhhh…Taste: 6
Admittedly I’m not a brown ale fan, but this one was totally legit. I think it would have gotten an extra point if it was November.
Gettability: 2
Distributed throughout Colorado. Nowhere else, bro.

Overall Rating:   5.9
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Boulder Beer Co. Hoopla Pale Ale Beer Review

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Hoopla Pale Ale
Boulder Beer Company
Boulder, CO
5.7%

CHUG Rating:

Chuggability: 6
Easy enough. Pretty light, but with just enough hops and carbonation to make it a challenge.
How Much: 7
I paid $8.99 for a six-pack, which I thought was pretty good given the results.
Uhhh…Taste: 7
Pretty good little pale ale ya got there. Something you can drink all day in the summer, but plenty of hops and flavor to remind you that you have impeccable taste in beer.
Gettability: 6
Boulder Beer distributes to around 38 states, though this is a seasonal offering.

Overall Rating:   6.7

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Odell IPA Beer Review

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Odell IPA
Odell Brewing Company
Fort Collins, CO
7% ABV

CHUG Rating:
Chuggability: 7
Massive hop flavor makes this one you’d prefer to sip on, but that smooth finish makes it chuggable as well.
How Much: 9
I paid $9.99 for a six-pack and I continue to do. My local liquor store has recently had it for $8.99, which is a steal.
Uhhh…Taste: 9
This is a big, hoppy American-style IPA. One of the finest examples of this type of beer that I’ve had. This is a regular staple in my beer fridge.
Gettability: 4
Year-round offering in 9 states. As long as I can get it, that’s all that matters….

Overall Rating:   9.3

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Left Hand Milk Stout Beer Review

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Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company
Longmont, CO
6% ABV

CHUG Rating:
Chuggability: 6
It’s definitely dark, but after you pour it hard and let it settle it rolls right down your throat.
How Much: 7
I paid $9.49 for a six-pack and I would probably do it again.
Uhhh…Taste: 7
Not real heavy and not too sweet, but still has a bold flavor and very smooth.
Gettability: 7
Year-round offering in 30 states.
Overall Rating:   7.0

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Bristol Brewing Co. Mass Transit Ale Beer Review

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Mass Transit Ale
Bristol Brewing Company
Colorado Springs, CO
5.1% ABV

CHUG Rating:
Chuggability: 7
Nothing stopping you from drinking this one as fast as you like.
How Much: 5
I paid $8.99 for a 6-pack which isn’t bad, but there are plenty of other beers I’d rather have at that price point.
Uhhh…Taste: 4
It takes a lot for an amber ale to impress me, and this one didn’t do it. If you love ambers then maybe try it, but it was pretty forgettable to me.
Gettability: 2
Year round offering only in Colorado.
Overall Rating:   4.6

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Odell Loose Leaf Review

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Loose Leaf
Odell Brewing Company
Fort Collins, CO
4.5% ABV

CHUG Rating:
Chuggability: 9
This is beer is made for chuggin, and that’s just what I’ll do. Perfect summer brew.
How Much: 7
I paid $9.99 for a 6-pack. It’s more than I generally like to pay for a beer under 5% ABV, but it was well worth it.
Uhhh…Taste: 8
Super light and easy drinking session ale, but enough hops to make it satisfying.
Gettability: 3
Seasonal offering in just 9 states.
Overall Rating:   7.8
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