Sweetwater Donkey Punch

$8.49 from Green’s, Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA.
MIGHTY impressive looking bottle – the old flip-top 1 L bottles used for Festive Ale. Homebrewers LOVE these bottles. Gold Foil tops off the package impressively.
Pour is a slightly cloudy mid-brown with a superb head and good retention. Looks OK, but the color is a little drab and lacks a certain “sparkle”!
Nose is hoppy, but not really over-agressive.
OK, I’m not the style Police, but in no way is this drinking like a BW, American OR English! One or two early comments that I had heard suggested this was a really sweet BW, more in the English style than the American, but for my money this is a typical American DIPA. Good hop presence and a simple but strong enough malt backbone hold it all together nicely.
Drinks well, and the alcohol is VERY well hidden. This is a nicely put together beer, but it does NOT resemble a BW (of either type) to me. It’s another solid, American DIPA that is better than some since it doesn’t have a HUGE, grating West Coast hop presence. A more subtle American DIPA (if such a thing can exist!)
Worth a try, but don’t expect a BW IMO.

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09/29/2007
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bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4
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