Paid $13.49 for a four pack at Smyrna World of Beverage – this is getting pricey. Great clarity as usual and the classic, sweet alcoholic experience. Not to be trifled with!
Had to come back with some additional notes on this great beer now it has reached GA. It remains VERY sweet and that’s really why I love it. Drinks well below 10% ABV, but at the same time you’re unlikely to be drinking more than one or two in a session. Deliciously smooth with a little alcohol kick in the finish.
Pours a pale golden with a small, frothy bone-white head and some significant lacing.
I was very surpised at the upfront, malty sweetness of this. I was expecting a more in your face hop-bomb, but was delighted with the deliciously different beer that was in front of me.
Very creamy texture due to the carbonation and the sweetness, the hops really didn’t kick in right until the very end of the finish. Some dryness and a little bitter hop kick in the dregs of each mouthful, but all in all the hops are very surprisingly subdued. I liked that, I wonder if others will be disappointed that a DIPA is not more upfront with the “in the face” hops?
All in all a very nice experience, I enjoyed slowly sipping this one as it gently warmed.