Utterly delicious with the perfect combination of a sweet start and a hop finish.
The pour is dark brown with great clarity and a lovely half-inch of solid looking head. Lots of sticky lacing. Lovely, almost orange colored head. Aroma’s are hops, but not too large and they intice you into a gulping of the first few inches in the glass.
Refreshing, tasty and satisfying, this stuff slips down with an alarming ease. The alcohol is obviously there, but compliments the rest of the attributes perfectly to produce a beer that is getting close to perfection.
Mouthfeel is superb, with the cold hops mingling on the tongue with the fruitiness of the malt to give a drinkability that is very, very good. Alcohol can creep up on you here which is typical of a beer that is so drinkable.
Edit 12/21/05: Not as clear as I remember, a little more cloudy.
Photo from April 2021.