Blakepoto's Beer Universe Profile

Personal Information
  • Username:
    Blakepoto
  • Name:
    Blake Potolicchio
  • Gender:
    Male
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  • Brief Bio:
    I am a Maryland native and love beer looking to expand my knowledge about beer and discover new tastes from all over the country. My goal, through beer universe, is to connect those craft brewers from all over the country with beer drinkers everywhere. I hope to use this site to make regional craft breweries nationally known and available for everyone to enjoy!!

    Once you go craft you never go back



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Beer Universe Information
  • Favorite Beers:
  • Favorite Beer Type:
    India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Favorite Beer:
    Clipper City Loose Cannon
  • Ratings Submitted:
    85
  • Reviews Contributed:
    107
  • Added:
    163 Beers, 27 Bars, 47 Breweries
  • Beers Owed:
    2
  • Beers Owed to Others:
    8
  • Group Name:
    IPA Lovers
Recent Beer Universe Reviews
  • Aug 26, 2011

    Key West Southernmost Wheat
    4.1
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 5/5
    Great beer and reminds me of Port City's Optimal Wit. Just tried for the first time through Craft Beer club. A nice coriander spice to its finish gives it a more macho punch. I highly reccomend this beer.
  • Jun 29, 2011

    Choc Beer Spring IPA
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    Just tasted this from Craft Beer Club - it is Choc Beer Co.'s first IPA and ill have to say they did a nice job. I can taste the light floral tone and simple honey finish. Pours a thicker head than i imagined. Good clean crisp taste with strong floral aroma.
  • May 19, 2011

    Frye's Leap India Pale Ale
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    The fact that i am tasting this in my office at the end of the day makes it the most satisfying. But, I really like the bitterness - almost tastes like a mouthful of hops. Decent color at the pour. Citrus aroma is slight almost hiding the punch about to be delivered. Finish lingers a little too long but all round a good IPA.
  • Apr 27, 2011

    Brownhoist Nut Brown Ale
    3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2.5/5
    good white head at pour that dissipates to thin film. Brown mahogony hue sweet malt aroma with molasses light coffee malt finish. I served too cold and this should be served cool. Finish tails off. Has fairly strong carbonation
  • Apr 27, 2011

    Hell's Half Mile
    3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 2.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    good carbonation on pour yellowish light brown hue. No real settling head yeasty hop aroma almost bready with an easy hop finish. Crisp. Settles fairly metalic that tails to its more crisp finish with a hint of sweeter malt.
  • Apr 22, 2011

    Blowing Rock High Country Ale
    3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 2.5/5
    • 3/5
    Nice light color. more bland in taste. toasted and sweet malt aroma. Not my favorite from these guys but after i tried the IPA and now this ale I need to find out more about what is here. refreshingly crisp but left me a little unsatisfied.
  • Apr 22, 2011

    Blowing Rock IPA
    3.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    Good floral notes but a touch of caramel to the nose. Surprising tan froth head and light amber hue. The caramel, bready malt almost dulls the initial floral note. Most everyone i have spoken to about it agrees you cant judge this IPA by the nose. Still a great beer but not hoppy enough for this hop head.
  • Apr 2, 2011

    Port City Optimal Wit
    4.1
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4/5
    Very cloudy haze dark yellow color. Loved the unfiltered, raw ingredients that sat well on the palate. Almost a spicey coriander blast with a very refreshing finish. Hoppy in nature and nice to drink versus typical thin belgians. Served cold. This virginia brewery has made a product that requires me to try their other offerings!