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
  • Jun 28, 2010

    Victory Hop Wallop
    3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    looks light, but dont judge a book by its cover. Nice floral notes and intense hoppiness. A typical Victory beer that explodes in flavor. A nice "one-up" in hops from Hopdevil. really enjoyed but could only have a few at 8.5% ABV!
  • Mar 23, 2010

    Victory HopDevil
    4.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 5/5
    • 4.5/5
    A very nice hoppy ale. Not bombarded with a flamboyant amount of hops but a nice bitter balance. It has a nice amber color and smooth hoppy taste with a hint of maltiness at the finish. Joefatheads had it right - "great smell, great taste, great finish."
  • Mar 23, 2010

    Victory Brewing Co.
    4.4
    • Tour
    • Range of Sel
    • Quality
    • Availability
    • 4/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 5/5
    • 4/5
    Although I have not had all the selection Victory has to offer, I have loved every single beer I have tried yet. The richness in every flavorful beer is hardly matched on a consistent of a level. Keep it up Victory. Love your beer.
  • Mar 23, 2010

    Victory Prima Pils
    4.3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    A great clean yellow golden hue with crisp carbonation. I did not have in a pilsner glass, however, it was very refreshing with just enough tang. As i am very into hops, I really enjoyed this pils as the hops pineyness supercedes any yeasty finish to complete the beer very nicely. The overall texture is light but bursts with floral hops at the finish. Another classic for Victory fellas.
  • Mar 2, 2010

    Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
    3.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    Very fruity aroma but sweet notes like honey. Metallic finish almost. Floral and nice smooth bitter taste. 85 ibus and was great after a few with nachos.
  • Feb 7, 2010

    Stone Levitation Ale
    4
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    Despite the lighter nature of this beer compared to other stone beers, there is a big hoppy character with heavier than expected malt flavors with a citrusy hint to it. There is a decent creamy film at its pour. A very good ale to keep in your favorites.
  • Jan 30, 2010

    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    3.4
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    Does not pour much of a head but very clean and crisp with a nice, hoppy bite. Deceivingly strong beer for the underwhelming bitterness. Lagunitas keeps impressing me with every beer I try. I especially like the fact that this beer is not too flamboyantly hoppy/bitter.
  • Jan 19, 2010

    Deschutes Inversion IPA
    4.1
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    A real great IPA. Very hoppy and very smooth at the same time. there are some hints of citrus. Great beer I will add to my favorites from a recent Colorado trip.