Another 22oz bomber. Thanks to Rustydiamond for the third chance to try this wonderful brew. Can’t believe this is in SC but not in GA.
Head and lace are still thick and superb and with the rich, rust colored body this looks fantastic. I still feel this would be better thought of as an American Strong rather than an IPA, either way its RICH, BOLD and has a depth of character that is
July 06 & July 07
22oz bomber, thanks to flyingbison for the trade. Subsequently from Solomon420 in July of 2007 which was split with a few kindred spirits at The Brick Store.
To call this an American IPA doesn’t do it justice. This drinks like a BIG, BOLD American Strong Ale, something along the lines of an Arrogant Bastard.
This brew looks truly beautiful in the Tucher Weizen glass with a mid-amber pour, a lovely, thick dense head that hangs around for ages, and some really nice thick lacing.
Massive grapefruit and pine in the nose. Surprisingly the Rye is not there in much evidence, nor in the taste, but the hops are – My-oh-my, the hops are there! Potent, stinging bitterness that lingers perfectly. It drinks beyond its ABV and the tastes are truly large. Aftertaste is truly great – metallic, smooth, creamy bitternes – first class.
Caresses the mouth with its silky temptation, mouthfeel and drinkability are second to none.
As I said, this is really a Bastard clone which in my mind is a HUGE compliment. Best beer I’ve drunk in a long time – delicious.