Steelhead Extra Pale Ale

12 oz stubbie bottle. Blue label that is different to the picture in the BA db. As a single form Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pour is a tad disappointing as the beer sits somewhat lifeless with a classic macro look – no head, no retention, no lace and a golden body. Color is fine, carbonation is not. Head is particularly disappointing to me.
Nose and tastes give a distinct vegetal sweetness and a malty experience that feels musty and old. No date on the bottle that I can see, so who knows? Finish lingers a little, but not really ina manner that one would want. Feels ‘stale’, but with no dating how are we supposed to know. Maybe this is a fresh bottle that always tastes like this!
This is quite a dry beer, but that doesn’t save it from being a really lackluster effort. I’m not sure if it’s the age of the beer or it’s general lack of appeal, but it fails to satisfy on a number of levels.
Quite poor.

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04/09/2011
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.6 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 2
Overall: 2
Total: 2.08
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