Heavy Seas – Winter Storm (“Category 5” Ale)

On-tap, Taco Mac, Decatur, GA, USA. $5.00.

Nice clarity to the reddish brown pour with a very nice head and good lacing. Cream wisps are left behind on the glass. Aroma and upfront tastes are thinnish but distinguishable as grassy hops. Immediately I think I am drinking an IPA rather than the BA categorized ESB. This beer lacks any kind of significant malt biscuit profile that I would be looking for in an ESB or equivalent.

Finishes quite harshly with a burst of fresh hops. Quite green, sharp and clean a nice beer.

Only complaint here is if this is supposed to be an ESB it horribly out of style for me. This feels much more like an American IPA (green, vinous hop profile) ad lacks subtlety, body and smoothness. Quite edgy. As an American IPA I like it, as an ESB it’s all wrong.

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01/06/2007
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 7.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.48
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