Bitter American

OK, let’s be clear, at 4.4% this is NOT a session beer. Right, now we’ve got that out of the way, back to the beer itself.
12 oz can, many thanks go out to Beejay for the chance to try this one.
Pour is a deep gold color with a pretty spectacular head (if somewhat light), but the lace is very good. Nice retention.
The carbonation seems a touch on the high side.
VERY strong hoppy aroma which is frankly a bit surprising.
The hops threaten a bit at the start of the beer but never really amount to the threat of the burst that came in the nose when the ring-pull was first broken. There’s a light, floral touch about the beer but the carbonation is not in check enough to make the beer really reach its potential. Prickly feel is a bit annoying to me and take away from the overall experience.
Pretty tasty, but I’d enjoy a little more malt presence to back up the green hops, and of course the use of the word ‘session’ on the can is simply factually inaccurate, but it’s still a tasty beer.

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03/25/2011
Format:
can
ABV: 4.4 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.58
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