400 Pound Monkey

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
My worry with all beers that start life in the USA and claim to be “English” style, is that we will get over-hopped products with alcohol that is too high and malt profiles that are insufficiently developed. This beer confirmed my reservations on two of those but did better on one.
Decent copper body with good clarity and a nice white head that is well retained and leaves good lace. The appearance was the strongest suit in this beer for me.
It’s clearly too high in ABV to put it into “sessionable”, but that’s where beers of this nature really need to sit. The hop profile was sufficiently muted (good), but the biscuit malt intensity to accompany that was missing and ultimately disappointed.
Not a “bad” beer as such but in the end it just comes up short all over the place.

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03/24/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.7 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.43
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