Winter warmer IPA, 7%
A standout flagship from Seattle's ever-expanding Reuben's, the Roasted Rye combines the bitter hop bite of a West Coast IPA (at 80 IBU, it’s no slouch in that department) with the characteristics of a winter warmer. That means toasty malt flavor with a little bit of chocolate, a little caramel, and, considering it’s unfiltered, a belly-warming fullness. This is a mutant IPA at its finest, and one more reason to get excited about Reuben's expansion.
Sometimes, you come across a beer so uniquely and unabashedly different that it almost becomes impossible to do it justice in writing. Such is the case with Death By Coconut, a porter whose name does not lie: this beer straight-up tastes like Samoa Girl Scout Cookies in liquid form, with a slightly sweet body that hugs the palate with each sip. Sure, this beer may not be for everyone or for all situations, but in a select few -- say, after a delicious dinner or while watching Stranger Things in front of a fire after a long day -- it is pretty damn perfect. Pro tip: if you can get your hands on the bourbon barrel-aged version of this beer, you're in for a treat.