Hop Crisis

11 oz pour at Deckard’s. Their menu says 10.8% (new vintage with a different ABV perhaps?).
Golden hazed body with relatively low carbonation. Bone white head that is small but well retained and tight. Lace is very pretty.
West Coast Pine resin nose.
Tastes are simply not as aggressive as the nose might suggest. Relatively subdued for the style, the nose and the ABV. Plenty of lightly warming alcohol and some lovely, peach/grapefruit sting in the middle and back end. Lingering aniseed in the aftertaste.
This was less in your face than I was expecting, but for me that was a good thing. All the West Coast elements of the style are here, but in a sensible, relatively restrained manner. Good stuff, a beer that I savored.

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10/15/2010
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 11.8 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.35
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