Pipeline Porter

On tap at the Austell Taco Mac, East West Connector, Austell, GA, USA. WOW! What a pleasant surprise. Delighted. Jet black body - exceptional. Small, perfectly formed head, this looks very reminiscent of a Guinness. Lace is good. Nose is exceptional too. A beautiful, rich coffee-laden experience that is very memorable and reminiscent of a much more expensive beer. Mouthfeel and tastes are equally memorable with a paradoxical cacophany of coffee creaminess and porter satisfaction coming...

Wailua Wheat

12oz single from Total Wine, Kennesaw, GA, USA. Pale hazy yellow pour with very little head or lace. The look is fairly unispirational. A fairly large whiff of fruit in the nose, but not anything that I could distinguish as passion fruit - just generally "fruity". Light bitterness with a fruity edge summarizes the taste. A light wheat angle, but it is cleaner than most and slightly acidic. A bit like a fruit juice. Tasty. VERY hot days and pools/beaches is about the extent of this beers...

Longboard Island Lager

Relatively new to GA (within the last few weeks), I've now managed to try this, my second of the Kona brewing beers. I actually quite enjoyed the Fire Rock Pale so I thouhgt I would give this one a spin. 12oz bottle purchased as a single from Total Wine, Kennesaw, GA, USA. Golden macro-like pour with a bubbly head. Head is gone quickly to revel virtually no lace. Sweet but clean nose. Drinks really quite hoppy (at least within the parameters of the style). A saaz type bite in the finish, but...

Fire Rock Pale Ale

Recently arrived in GA, I must admit that I really wasn't too excited to try this - I thought that it had too much potential just to be "another Pale Ale" taking up shelf space. In the end it was much better than expected. On-tap at the Brockett Pub, Clarkston, GA and subsequently at Taco Mac, Marietta. Nice looking reddish/brown pour, but served waay too cold. When it warmed a little it revealed a solid malt backbone that really was pretty sweet. I really enjoyed the deep malts. I would...