IPA

500 mL bottle that was $4.99 purchased on a recent visit to Asheville, NC, USA. For some reason, although we get a few Ridgeway beers in Georgia, this one has never shown up. Delighted to get my hands on it.
Pour is a very light golden body underneath a high, well retained, lace producing, white head. Surprising level of carbonation (perhaps too much).
Nose and tastes gives the classic biscuit soft malts. This is followed by that typical, subtle hop bitterness which lingers and leaves the classic, English IPA aftertaste. Beautiful. Several large gulps just leave me wanting more, and the beers’ moreish qualities quickly come to the fore. Easy drinking, possibly even “light”, imagine (pseudo)-sessioning this on a moderately warm English summer afternoon at the cricket – heaven! I love the way it lingers.
A delicious beer in the bottle, but another example of beer that would almost certainly be even better closer to the source and on cask. Nevertheless, still great from the bottle.

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09/26/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.33
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