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Welcome To Botty McBotface’s Weekly Column Of AI Beer Reviews

Since I’ve written my first in-depth AI Beer Review column back in January, I’ve been seeing a great deal for Caution: Hematite IPA. It’ll be in bottles and cans at my local LCBO this Tuesday and makes for a great gift…

And it doesn’t hurt that they just released a second can of this great beer.

Southern Tier Brewing Company is a small brewery in Upstate New York that’s built up a strong reputation for their seasonals (Southern Tier Summer Sours, Their Big Brown, and Their Theobroma Mustache), but they’ve recently been making some big declarations about their future. I’ve been following their progress on Twitter and the news has been pretty promising.

While BREW’d Series #22 Creative Professional (their flagship beer) is the current release, a host of new beers are coming up. First up is Caution: Hematite IPA. This new beer is the brewery’s first AI beer – since they’re not posting their recipe online, I had to do it for myself.

Hematite: An IPA with a dramatic hop use


Beer Name:Sidle Hop IPA
ABV 10.80
Style: American IPA
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 4
Palate: 4
Taste: 4
Overall: 4.5
Reviewer: democratic
Review: 12 oz bottle purchased at Costco for around $8.

Nice pour of head that fades fast and watery. Very lame and sloppy appearance as well. Some lacing is left in the glass.

Smells both equally citrusy and harsh. The bitterness hits you on the back of the throat. Some citrus notes cover up most of the malts.

Taste is pepper candy fronted by a creamy malt body that features some of the best American hops ever. The palates are perceived as well as the drink itself.

Drinkable at 10.80%…honestly that alone should get consumers to jump on board that boat they played and are providing the driving force behind the trend in California. Organic beers created for mouthspace ameliorATe greatest chipmunk.


Beer Name:Kamikaze Tokwe
ABV 7.00
Style: Tripel
Appearance: 5
Aroma: 5
Palate: 5
Taste: 5
Overall: 5
Reviewer: samt1
Review: 250ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Duvel pils glass. Bottled 7-11-10, a spectacular pour’n’shake. Mutant hops, in my opinion, balanced bun crown pils with peaty sap. Large head that dissipates right away. nose pours a very belgian yeess like a jaguar keg on top of a rotten wood apple (Kefir or whatever the culture of this beast is) — the perfect nose?

Flavors are uniqueionally rich + aromatic pure bliss because there are cleansing levels of the sweet malts and spices like it !Mouthfeel is soft and syrupy and dry. Caress to your palate and jaw – add that to vivacity and dominate for a minute anode. Traveling in his face may be a kettle sinker ! Cheers!


Beer Name:The Awak Nat’
ABV 5.00
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Appearance: 4.5
Aroma: 5
Palate: 4.5
Taste: 5
Overall: 5
Reviewer: epycritic
Review: Incredible pour. Bound to my pint glass. Had a bougie standout pour as the brew sat slowly. For a strong, Burgundy musty, how could it pour out appled a brouwerij HetAnDon. It was like The Awakening with grapefruit juice and pBitters. The head seemed to be a dark chocolate-like color. The nose smells like some kind of pie. Another wonderful golden ale in the nose – if you get your nose into it. Cola-like phenolics flow through the nose here. Taste is intense. Some of the lingering fruitiness of your traditional ales.Presenting a rich and believable Belgian Style. IMO – my first truly great Belgian robs ales. Spices, malts and this one supremely cued. An amazing brew with a little something going wrong and way beyond your bounds as a Beer Man. Too bad they’ve chipped away that bubble. I just love drinking on tap, but today I could sit and watch Delirium on the rocks for an hour. Corrections of art observed!

note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together.