Lone Eagle Angel’s Juice

Tonight’s selection is another local beer. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 6.5%

Style: New England IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “As two local craft beer enthusiasts and home brewers, Todd Becker and Bob King decided to open a craft brewery close to home in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. They soon decided upon the historic town of Flemington. Having selected a new, unfinished building to house the brewery, they have had the opportunity to design the brewery from the ground up. Tantamount in their minds was creating the rarely found quality in craft breweries — a large, comfortable environment wherein their enthusiastic clients would enjoy meeting, laughing and tasting excellent beer.”

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The beer poured with a really thick, two finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and a dusky orange color with some carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of mango, along with peach and apricot. There wasn’t much else to it. The taste was a fruit bomb. There was a lot of mango and peach. There was a floral note as well with a touch of sweetness at the end. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick, yet sticky, with mango. I liked this beer a lot. It went down easily and had a lot of bright flavors. I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Lone Eagle Devil’s Juice

I haven’t spoken much about the COVID-19 pandemic in the blog, and as I’ve mentioned before, that’s by design. I’m an essential worker, so not much has changed for me, except the constant hand washing and wearing of PPE. In my downtime, I’ve been trying to watch things that distract me and we found a Nat Geo documentary of Japan that shows the local monkeys riding the local deer. It literally made my day. What also distracts me is posting about beer, so let’s get to it.

ABV: 7%

Style: New England IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This hazy IPA is brewed with lots for wheat and oats for a nice soft mouthfeel. It is double dry hopped with Ekuanot, Mosaic and Denali and packed with notes of tropical fruits, pineapple and some pine.”

Random: Lone Eagle is doing delivery of beer since COVID-19 started, but unfortunately, they don’t deliver to my zip code.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head on top of a murky yellow body. The head dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body had no visible carbonation. The nose was filled with lots of tropical fruits. I picked up a lot of mango and pineapple and unripe passionfruit. There was a hint of pine as well. The taste was a bit tart. It started with tropical fruit, specifically mango, pineapple and some guava. There was some grapefruit too. The body was on the medium side with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy and tart with tropical fruit. I thought this was an interesting beer and the tartness was a welcome change. I would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Lone Eagle Maiden Flight West Coast Style IPA

Tonight’s beer is another from Lone Eagle. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Lone Eagle Brewing is located in beautiful, historic Flemington, NJ. We opened our doors in July 2016 as Flemington’s first craft brewery. We offer over five thousand square feet of tasting room space that includes an 18 hundred square-foot loft overlooking the brew area and main tasting room. We can accommodate approximately 100 people in the brewery, and offer an outside patio with seating for an addition 60+ people. Our three serving bars were all hand-built by the owners, and the tables and benches were produced by the students of Hunterdon County Polytech. Our tasting room features reclaimed wood form Hunterdon County, and has a very warm comfortable feel. We offer twelve to fourteen beers on tap with a balanced board of IPAs, Saisons, Stouts, Porters, Lagers and Ales. Our brewery also offers thirty-two and sixty four ounce growlers, thirty-two ounce Crowlers, sixteen ounce cans in four-packs and specialty bottles for limited release beers. We have a 10 BBL brewhouse with 100 BBL’s of fermentation capacity. We expect to triple our production with an additional building, conveniently located on an adjacent property, in 2020. Great beer, great space, a warm and welcoming staff, good cheer, and a great experience are all on tap at Lone Eagle Brewing — we would love for you to stop by and join the fun!”

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The beer poured with a half finger of loose, white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It did leave a small crown on top of the clear, yellow body. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of pine up front with some grapefruit pith along with some floral notes. The taste started with pine needles and quickly followed up with some sweet malt. There was grapefruit pith as well. It had some honey at the end of the sip. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with pine needles. I thought this was a pretty good beer that went down easily and I would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Lone Eagle Russian Imperial Stout

Before the pandemic, Val and I were over in the Flemington area one weekend. We found a really cute farmer’s market and stopped at Lone Eagle. I had never been there before, but it had a well laid out taproom and lots of selections on tap. We took a few different beers home from them, this being one of them.

ABV: 9.2%

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Introducing our Russian Imperial Stout. This Imperial Stout is loaded with dark chocolate and roast. This is exploding with deep, rich flavors.”

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The beer poured with a finger and a half of light brown head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was dark brown, almost black with no visible carbonation. The nose was filled with roasted malts, dark chocolate and some vanilla. There was a decent amount of booze on the nose. The taste started with roasted malts and dark chocolate. There was cocoa as well as some smoke. The booze came through pretty strongly. There was some vanilla as well as a toffee sweetness to the beer. The body was thick and chewy with moderate carbonation. It had a sticky finish with dark chocolate and cocoa. This was a decent beer that had some nice flavors and would make a decent night-ending beer. I wish the alcohol was a bit more integrated, though.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Lone Eagle New England Chowdah

Since I’ve decided that I am not watching the news to maintain my mental health, I’m currently binging on nature documentaries. I’m watching “Seven Worlds, One Planet” which is showing a musk ox fight over mating. It seems like there is always a fight over mating on these documentaries. They are showing a bunch of forests in Europe that have different wildlife because humans haven’t touched them. It’s quite interesting. I am supposed to go to Europe in December (at the latest), but COVID-19 has changed everything, so we’ll see. Let’s get to the beer.

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This New England style IPA hop bomb is dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Centennial. It’s as hazy as a foggy morning over Boston Habah.”

Random: The brewery website says that this beer has 0 IBUs and 0 SRM. Somehow, I do not believe this.

The beer poured with a one finger, loose, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dusky orange color with no visible carbonation. The nose had some grass along with orange zest and segments. The taste was much of the same. I picked up grass clippings, vanilla and orange zest. It also had a touch of artificial orange flavoring, which I was not the biggest fan of. The body was on the thicker side with light carbonation that needed to be dialed up. The finish was quick with artificial orange flavoring. This wasn’t my favorite beer and I definitely wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0