Retro Red

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pour is interesting simply because it produces exactly the kind of beer in the glass that I am looking for. It’s a very noisy, rich pour with a creamy carbonation that leads to a reddish, mocha like foam on top of the body. The color of the body is a touch muddy, and lacks the absolute, crystal clear, garnet colored body that I would like, but it’s not bad. Head is better looking than the body.
Outside of that the beer performs quite well within the style guidelines. Nice and malty with some quite serious hop overtones, the beer comes together well and provides a good balance of biter sweet notes. Trademark, traditional dryish ending adds to the experience.
Aftertaste is again a little ill-defined, but all in all a solid beer within the style.

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09/07/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.65
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