On tap, $5.75 for the 16oz pour, Taco Mac, midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA. Served too cold.
Cloudy, deep orange pour with a small head (partially because of the pour which was not aggressive), but still yields some good lace. The lack of clarity is not that attractive.
The nose on the beer is as expected with a full blown blast of hops but it seems controlled. Similarly, in the taste we have a big hop presence but the whole thing is tempered with malt and the beer is memorable as sweet rather than a hop bomb – surprising. Malts dominate for me!
Basically this seems like a MALTY DIPA!!??
From memory (and looking at my notes) this is MUCH less aggressive in terms of sweetness (and therefore a better beer) than the X. Glad that I gave it another chance.