12oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Having been fairly disappointed with the Mutiny, 22oz series from CC/Heavy Seas, I was pleased to see a “back to basics” beer from the stable, and also in one of my favorite styles.
Pour is a fairly light orange, amber beer with some scant head and lace.
The beer has a medium carbonation that produces a decent mouthfeel.
The beer does provide the typical element for the style- plenty of malt, yeasty aftertaste and a moreish and yummy taste, however the whole beer seems to drink WAY above the 5.4%. The alcohol is rather aggressive and the fusel ethanol is really odd considering the advertised ABV. The alcohol also manifests itself in the aftertaste as well. Odd.
It’s all there, but so is a chronic alcohol taste which detracts from the experience.