Shiva IPA

Bomber from Riverside Beverage in Chattanooga, TN, USA. I *think* that this was $3.99 (maybe $4.99). Either way, pretty good value I'd say. Orange/amber pour in the Duvel tulip from the 22 oz bomber. Clarity is very obvious. The head is very small with a touch of lace. Spotty film forms on the surface and produces a small collar. Nose delivers a light, earthy hop note but not much else. There is a decent dose of diacetyl in the taste which is a little unfortunate. It doesn't spoil the beer...

Old School Pale Ale

22 oz bomber purchased from Riverside Beverage, Chattanooga, TN, USA. Possibly $3.99. Pale orange pour with frothy, bubbly head. Nose is a very mild hoppy note with a sweetish grassy note in the background. Essentially this gets carried through to the tastes. This is a VERY mild easy drinking, simple well balanced beer. The hoppy bitterness is one that is basically tiny, but it builds as the drink is consumed. It's obviously cumulative. Very close to a sessionable, highly drinkable version of...

Ninja Porter

Split the 22oz bomber with some of the usual suspects down at The Brick Store on a Friday afternoon. Long live these gatherings. Very standard pour with the black/brown body yielding some reddish highlights when held up to the light. Head is generally a short-lived affair with a rather sparse amount of lace. Looks still, low levels of carbonation as there should be. Nose has a touch of roasted malts and very little hop presence. The nose is continued into the taste and in that respect I was a...