Maple Oat Ale

12 oz single from Hop City a few weeks ago. Pour is a hazy, honey colored amber with a fluffy white head and some persistent lace. Aroma is pretty sweet with plenty of maple syrup notes, some more honey and brown sugar. All of these aroma characters come together in the taste to produce a real, sugar sweet, malt bomb. Finish offers a little hop bite, but it's generally lost amongst the sweetness. Aftertaste lingers a little. Mouthfeel is pretty rich and reflects the sugar nature of the beer....

Fall Summit

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Beautiful, dark amber pour with superb clarity, a nice head, decent retention and some good, persistent carbonation. Very good looking. Nose and tastes give a very distinct Summit profile, which of course is a good thing! Classic combination of the style and the hop to give a really clean, dry and sharp finish that works very well together. Lovely, restrained malts pull the whole thing together really well. Yeasty back end that holds the beer...

Peak Organic Summer Session Ale

So, at 5.00% this is NOT a session beer anyway, but...ho hum. 12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Mid-orange, macro like pour with good levels of carbonation and a rocky, if somewhat small head that produces some lace. Nose and tastes are both lightly hopped with some of that characteristic soap note that can flag a beer with some bitter character. Dry body and a touch more bitterness make up the back end and finish. Definitely some grassy, hay like notes which is typical of many...

Peak Organic Pale Ale

12 oz single. Fairly non-descript in the final analysis. Nice orange colored pour with some excellent head, lace and retention. Head is a noticeable white with high pillowing and quite fluffy. A touch of hazy in the body. Nose and tastes are muted in terms of hops which pretty much matches the style, but the malt profile seems a little on the low side to me. A grassy, hay-like linger taste finishes the beer. Very non-offensive which may be a euphemism for "bland", but to be honest that would...

Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale

On tap at Taco Mac, Douglasville, GA, USA. Very expensive at either $6.50 or $7.00 a pint! Pour gives a very nice, chestnut brown pour with some decent (if short-lived) head but some nice lace. Above average in terms of looks. Nice malty nose with little nut character but nevertheless sweet and in line with the style. Simple, tasty, well-crafted a no-nonsense, no frills beer and that's a GOOD thing. In the USA, FAR too often these days it is difficult to track down quality examples of simple,...

Peak Pomegranate Wheat Ale

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Beer pours with a golden body, a lot of clarity considering the wheat (filtered?) and a decent enough head and lace. Some carbonation streams from the bottom of the glass. Nose and tastes are very much like cream soda. Not much fruit to speak of but plenty of sweet, wheat notes. I was half expecting red colortion to the beer and some strong fruit notes but neither were there. Cream sod flavoring is really quite strong and gets repeated. Tasty and...