Bottle first, then subsequently on draught at Taco Mac, Marietta, GA, USA – $5.00.
Beautiful pour, clear as a bell with a deep orange/copper hue that is typical of a big-hopped IPA, except this isn’t!
Some lovely malt sweetness in the nose and perfect balance in the initial tastes complement what your palate is anticipating from the aroma. Lots of hops present, but they are nicely tempered by a rich brown sugar, molasses syrup.
Mouthfeel is full, aftertaste is mild grapefruit hops but they fade nicely to leave a rich creaminess with a little edge but no harshness. Balance again is the watch word.
Reminds me of a tempered Barleywine, but more drinkable. Strong enough to let you feel it, but not strong enough for your to realize exactly how potent it is.
Very nice brew.