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384. Candia Road Brewing East Coast Pale

Candia Road East Coast PaleThis is my second beer from Candia Road Brewing. The first was an IPA that was incredibly murky  this is their pale ale and is a much cleaner beer than the first. Appearance is a bright orange – more so than the photo shows with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is quite nice with a mix of sweet malts and some spicy/fruity hops.

Taste is a well balanced mix of sweet caramel malts and citrus hops. Very easy drinking and certainly worth trying if you come across a bottle. This is only available in New Hampshire so keep your eye out next time you visit your favorite NH beer store. 
Pros:
Well balanced
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 7.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Candia Road Brewing 
Brewers Description: Our first… and favorite. The East Coast style is easy, lightly carbonated, creamy, dark amber with a hint of sweet carmel. The finish is crisp with a light citrus hop notes and aroma.

362. Candia Road Brewing Lotus Eater

Had no idea what to expect with this one as it is from a brewery I had never heard of before but it is a small brewery located in New Hampshire so I decided to give it a shot. When I opened the bottle there was a major eruption of beer, I let it sit in the sink for a couple of minutes but then decided I better start to pour or I wouldn’t have any beer left. After pouring, sipping and repouring for a couple of minutes I was able to get enough in the glass to have a drink and take this picture.

As you can tell from the photo this beer is beyond cloudy – my best description would be merky like pond water. Can’t even begin to see through it. I like my beer unfiltered and floaties are fine but this beer is beyond anything I have ever had. Aroma is very interesting with lots of different hop aromas; tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple. Taste has much more balance than the aroma with plenty of hop and some caramel malts. Certainly skewed toward the hops but that is to be expected from a double IPA.

Mouth feel is a bit thin and certainly over carbonated. Overall I enjoyed this beer but the brewer needs to work on the level of carbonation and if they cleaned it up a bit I think it would be appealing to more people. 
Pros:
Great aroma
Cons:
Excessive carbonation, thin
Alcohol Content: 8.2% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness):
Rating: ★★★☆
Brewers Website: Candia Road Brewery
Brewers Description: