*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 2-05-08. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*
Pours a rusty amber color with about half inch of foam--good retention.
Big citrus hop aroma on the nose, grapefruit, lemon, and orange zest. After it settles, the malt profile starts to show up; roasted malts, toast, caramel and a little buttery. For such a low alcohol volume (4.4%) it does not smell tame! One of the best smelling ambers I've had so far.
The taste showcases the malt a little more than the aroma. I get a good dose of toasted malt but it is quickly pushed back by some hop bitterness and finishes with some citrus.
Mouthfeel is thin with some bitter and toasty aftertaste but then again this is meant to be a session beer so one should not expect a big and heavy mouthfeel. Goes down very smooth and leaves a slight dryness on the palate which makes you want to take another sip. A very decent session beer.