First off, I’d like to start by saying that I paid $2.99 for a 12 ounce bottle of this stuff. When I grabbed it, I didn’t see a price for the single bottles, and didn’t really think about pricing at all for that matter. Now that I’m sitting down to enjoy it, the price says to me that this shit better be damn fuckin good to earn a price tag like that.
Ok…on to the tasting…
This is on the thick side of the IPA universe. It’s got a heavy feel to it, and reminds me of the mouthfeel of a barleywine. Flavorwise, it’s good, but not exactly my ideal example of an Imperial India Pale Ale. I’m glad I picked this up though. It’s definitely not a let down, but it’s also not going to be added to my ‘go to’ list. This has got the, kind of, typical cloudy golden color to it, and although I thought that I poured it properly, there wasn’t much of a head to it. This is pouring from a 12oz. bottle though…not a tap.
I’m thinking that this is heavier on the citrusy side and not so much on the bitter hop side of things. It has a pretty long-lasting bitter aftertaste though, which is probably my favorite part. I guess it’s a good idea to say that the 9.5% alcohol content is not a surprise when tasting this. It wears it’s strength on its’ sleeve, so to say. I would say that this is another good example of a solid campfire brew. It’s heavy on flavor, heavy on alcohol content, and great for sippin in the cold.
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