Element 115

Thanks go out to the groovy one for a chance to have a crack at this one.
Massive gusher from the 22 oz bottle, and further extreme difficulty in geting the damn beer poured. This is a carbonation issue and an annoying one at that. The experience actually detracts from my enjoyment.
When I do get the beer in a glass the head is high and ice-cream like with an off-white tinge. Body is a chill hazed, mid-orange affair that lacks definition.
The nose offers some simple balance as does the taste. Although the malt backbone stands up well, this beer seems overly aggressively hopped to me. It tastes quite dry in terms of it’s hopping and the finish reflects that. Much more aggressive than it should be IMO.
In terms of mouthfeel, the carbonation is annoying. Bubbles get in the way of everything!
Not bad but ultimately I felt a touch disappointed with this beer. It seems overly-hopped for the style and the carbonation is definitely an issue.

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03/09/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.23
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