Snapperhead IPA

Well, well, well, what do we have here? DELIGHTED to see this make it to the GA market for a whole bunch of reasons. I got this single 12 oz can from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
OK, let me give the summary right off the top. This beer is a VERY atypical American IPA. If you are looking for a representative beer in that style/category you are going to be disappointed, I on the other hand, am absolutely DELIGHTED with this beer.
Firstly it’s great to have the added flexibility of craft beer in cans. Makes me wish that I found myself in situations where I really needed cans more often. This beer makes me think that I might deliberately find a few situations.
Light copper body with some significant haze. The head is magnificent and the lace is tremendous. Some of the best head and lace that I’ve seen in some time. Looks great.
The nose and tastes reflect a delicate, light hop touch and a balanced, sweet malt biscuit subtlety. It’s a very nicely balanced beer with a kiss of hops in the finish and the aftertaste mellow and creamy.
This beer reminds me INTENSELY of an English Bitter. To be an exact replica we would need an ABV that was about 3 points lower, BUT the beauty of the beer is that it drinks very much like a beer that IS 3 points lower! Very smooth with a silky mouthfeel and drinkability is off the charts for me.
WOW, what a massively unexpected delight. Superb; I bet many American geeks will dislike this beer a lot, it’s just too subtle.

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07/02/2009
Format:
can
ABV: 6.8 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.78
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