Steelhead Extra Pale Ale

12 oz stubbie bottle. Blue label that is different to the picture in the BA db. As a single form Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour is a tad disappointing as the beer sits somewhat lifeless with a classic macro look - no head, no retention, no lace and a golden body. Color is fine, carbonation is not. Head is particularly disappointing to me. Nose and tastes give a distinct vegetal sweetness and a malty experience that feels musty and old. No date on the bottle that I can see, so who knows?...

Jamaica Red Ale

12 oz bottle as a single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Different label than the one in the BA db. A slightly hazed, mid-brown pour sits underneath an off-white medium sized head and produces some better than average lace. Nose dives up some dry hop notes. Tastes are in line for the style and combine a decent hop and malt balance with the requisite dry finish. Aftertaste lingers to give some more residual hoppiness which is appropriate. Some mild alcohol burn in the back end and finish. The...

Steelhead Double India Pale Ale

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour is a rich, clouded, honey orange hue with an inordinate number of yest floaties. The combination of the color, floaties and general muddy appearance does nothing for the beer and frankly makes it appear somewhat "soup-like". This is not a good sign in my book. Head is strong though, and leaves lots of sticky lace. Nose and tastes both give similarly muddled impressions. Hop bitterness and edge is lacking, and it is replaced by a large,...

Double Dread Imperial Red Ale

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Gusher from the bottle that leads to an ugly pour. Murky reddish brown with large specks of yeast floaties in huge quantities. This beer is obviously struggling through either an excess of bottle-conditioning, the lack of filtration or some other final stage issues. Given the amount of foam that gushes from the bottle, the head and lace a woefully disappointing. Nose and tastes give an overly aggressive bitter, hop note that tastes like an American...