Thanks go out to someone for a recent trade (you know who you are). 12oz bottle.
Lively pour with a lot of initial carbonation. Fine bubbles. Very good head and lace and some persistent carbonation.
Light honey colored, hazed body. Creamy mouth feel from the fine carbonation.
Some bitterness sits against the substantial malt backbone. Not a sharp bitterness, rather a linger dull bitter profile. A little metallic in the finish, certainly lacks much of a sweet touch.
Drinkable, but more like an edgy, English IPA to me with plenty of bitterness all around. Enjoyable.