12 oz bottle I got in a sixer from Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA. Poured into your standard, run of the mill, shaker pint.
A: Pours are really nice, vibrant amber color with some nice orange and red hues when held to light. Has some nice carbonation bubbles that shoot straight to the glass, holding on for dear life. Head was a bit off white, with little retention and barely any lacing. Kind of a shame.
S: Smells . . . really hoppy. Wasn't expecting this much hoppiness. Getting some nice notes of piney and citrus hops. Grapefruit and orange are present. Also some really nice caramel, and bready malt. You have my attention, Motor Boat.
T: Nice flavors of bready malt that adds some sweetness, along with some sharp citrus flavors of grapefruit and orange. The wierd thing is that this beer has some serious hop presence. Piney hops add a nice bitterness to this. Alcohol is there just a touch and rounds it out. The hoppiness really shines in this brew, with nice flavors budding as it warms.
M: Crisp and a touch heavy in the realm of carbonation. Light side of medium in body, feels a bit thin for the aroma and flavor profiles. Doesn't seem to match. A touch of hops aftertaste in the finish. No sight of alcohol on the throat or throughout the palate.
D: Very good brew. This beer is easy to drink, tastes and smells really good. Too bad this a catch and release. I would love to see this as a beer added to the SW regular production.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-17-2008 21:39:07
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