#3 in the Georgia Theater series (although apparently this and #4 were seemingly essentially, simultaneously released), and as a pair they complete an extraordinarily large number of beers released by Terrapin in the last twelve months.
22 oz bottle with the usual presentation of the gold foil and the fancy box. $10.99 for the privilege.
Crystal clear, light golden clarity with an impressive, rocky, pillow-like head, great carbonation and some super lace. Very good looking indeed.
A really clean, light grainy nose with a dash of white pepper. Again, impressive for the style.
Clean body with the requisite character; clean lines, slight bitterness (in a Saaz/Noble type manner) and a short ending. Although good, perhaps paradoxically the tastes are the weakest part of the beer. I would like the bitterness to be a little more prominent.
Without question the best beer that Terrapin has put out amongst this muddled, confused and somewhat frantic recent series of side projects and other, “special” releases. Having said that, and despite the fact that I am very happy to pay a premium price for ANY premium beer (lower ABV ones included), the value is debatable even considering the cause.