Drink Date: 11/14/2010
Review Date: 11/21/2010
Grade: A- (4.15 out of 5)
Opened this bottle last weekend with CooperEllis, a solid BA who finds a way to get me passed out every time we review beers together. I’ll have to bring that up some time. Maybe today when we do it again.
This beer pours a murky bronze/amber that produces a great susaining head. A tasty head too. The smell is of strong citrus hops, with a touch of malt. It tastes the same way, with a strong hops presence throughout. But it’s not too strong, and the entire beer is well-composed. A truly smooth IPA.
Mouthfeel is solid, as there’s great carbonation and the body is solid. It’s a drinkable one, but without a doubt imperial, so be careful. Or figure out how to blame your drinking buddy for pouring you more.