Winterhook Winter Ale

16 oz pint on tap at Taco Mac, Douglasville, GA, USA.
Interesting one this. The first pint that I was given had a very nasty, plastic taste about it. I was pretty sure it was line cleaner which is ironic given what the line cleaner is supposed to do. The bar manager Ben was called, and he pulled a full pitcher off and the resulting pint was very tasty. Just a little effort is all that it generally takes.
Chestnut brown pour with very nice clarity. The head is a little too small for me, and the retention and lace were both poor. With a better head this would be a really nice looking pint.
Some initial waves of caramel sweetness and malt (as I would expect), but VERY surprisingly this essentially becaomes quite a little hop bomb. Nothing spectacular of course, but noticeable, citrus dry character and a fairly bitter note in the finish and aftertaste. Feels a touch “West Coast IPAey!”
VERY surprised by the hoppy nature of this brew and it is fairly well put together. After the initial problem with the pint this drank rather nicely. A happy experience and one i was not expecting.

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11/30/2008
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 5.9 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.83
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