Never Summer Ale

$1.69, 12oz single from Charleston Beer Exchange, Charleston, SC, USA. Nice looking copper colored body with light lace and some fine, tan head that falls back to give a ring of lace and some fine bubbles. Looks good. Light, buttered and toasty malts along with some whiffs of sherry get in the nose. Lovely, full flavored beer that reminds me of some of the best English bitters. There is a touch of winter spice that does lend itself to the WW category, but to be honest it seems to blend...

Cold Hop British-Style Ale

12 oz single from Mac's Midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA. Part of the (now) $8.99 mixed sixer. "British style"?? We'll see! Beautiful clarity on the golden pour. Nice carbonation and a decent amount of head, lace and retention. Looks nice. Very light grassy, organic and floral type hops that greet the nose and palate simultaneously. Nice, easy going package upfront. Tasty and simple are the watch-words here. Mild hop bite in the back end with a reserved dry character. This does hit a nice note in as...

Mojo IPA

12oz bottle as a single from Mac's Midtown as part of their $7.99 mixed sixer. A recent addition to the Atlanta market, but I have had a few Boulder beers before so I wasn't expecting any surprises; there were none. Golden pour with a light and fluffy head. Large bubbles form meaning the head is not a dense one. Light wispy lace is attractive. Looks really nice in 500mL Harpoon IPA glass. Bold hop nose lets you know immediately what you are dealing with - a SOLID American IPA. Slightly...

Sweaty Betty Blonde

12oz single from Mac's Midtown as part of the $7.99 mixed sixer. Poured into the Tucher 0.5L Weizen glass. New entry to the GA market for this brewery. I've had a couple of others in the past, but this one is new to me. Cloudy lemon color - standard. Small head and some ringed lace. Clean, medicinal nose - again standard. As is the danger with the style, one can easily fail to pull it off with authority, and this tends to leave a slightly fizzy, watery and uninteresting beer - this falls into...

Hazed & Infused

Decent beer, but the style is somewhat uninspiring to me. 12 oz bottle purchased as a single from Liquor Barn, Lexington, KY, USA. Copper colored pour with good head and some lacing. Good balance between a really quite hoppy nose and a more malt based taste. A little too grainy for the style I felt. Not bad all around but the mouthfeel is what lets this down. Rather thin. When that happens it reduces the drinkability and the pleasure. Maybe this was a beer that was hyped beyond what it could...