Liquor Barn purchase, Lexington, KY as a 500 mL bottle.
UnGodly amount of sediment in the pour. Sediment fails to settle well, and as a result this is a pretty unattractive pint. Nice head and some super lacing – this is NOT an easy beer to give an appearance score to!
Aroma is muted sweet malts. A DEFINITE smokiness! Odd.
Tastes are somewhat typically “British” IPA with a distinct lack of hops (I’ve been in the USA too long!) Finishes dry, but that’s OK since the malts earlier in the drink support the whole thing nicely. More light smoke.
Don’t come here looking for a hop-bomb, you won’t find it, but what you do get is a nice biscuit malt British Pale Ale with a bit of a added hop dry finish.
A little over carbonated for my taste. Nice malted aftertaste. A bit of an odd combination, but despite that it drinks and tastes above average.