Audacious Apricot Ale

Thanks to Kevin for the 12 oz stubbie bottle. In a nutshell, one of the nastiest beers in recent memory. The pour is a surprisingly dark orange, almost marmalade color with a HORRIBLE fizzing associated with it. Pours like a soda with no head or lace of any description. The beer also looks murky. The soda-like nature of the carbonation is worrying. Unpleasant non-descript, artifical fruit taste greet the nose and mouth and imparts a sickly, sugar attack on the senses that defies any real,...

Thunderhead IPA

$1.20 bought as a single from one of the Liquor Barn locations on my recent trip to Lexington. Dark orange pour, slightly cloudy, small head and a little bit of sticky lacing. Mild citrus hops in the nose. Mild grapefruit with a sugary, malt backbone that pulls it all into balance. I like this beer mainly becasue it is typically "American IPA", but it seems to have a West Coast feel that IS in balance. Unusual for some West Coast over hopped IPA's. I suppose that in that respect this will...