$9.99 Green’s, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2006 bottle conditioned vintage, tall, longnecked, dark olive green bottle, 750 mL corked and caged with screened label. Pain in the ass, tightly twisted cage – the most difficult I have ever had to open. Anyway, moving on.
Hazy, burnt orange colored pour with a huge, dirty froth head (the kind you see at the beach). Poured into the Southampton Weizen glass, the beer slips under the head to enter the mouth without any head presence. A small amount of random lacing, but this is also very airy.
Nose is hoppy, but not big by the stanadards of most American DIPA’s. Some alcohol in the nose, and this is replicted in the finish.
Alcoholic, sweet hops are the main tastes. There is no way that this is a hop bomb (because to me the alcohol is too evident), but it still is going to be pleasing to those seeking a big, bitter beer. A little thin and slick in the mouth – I was hoping for a fuller experience – this is this beers weak point.
It’s nearly there, but to me the alcohol is a little too prominent in the profile and it overtakes what the brewer is (probably) trying to achieve which is much more of a hop beast. A little pricy too, this doesn’t quite deliver, although it’s still a nice beer.