coolpop (1304) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in taproom. Pours golden with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is lots of juicy hops -- citrus, some pine, a bit of dank earth -- and some caramel. Flavor is moderately bitter with lots of complex hop flavor. Some bready, caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel, slightly slick. I liked this a whole lot better than the regular Battlefield IPA, which, frankly, I think is not good (soapy, dirty, oddly hopped). The fresh hop variation fixes the problems. Fresh, clean, flavorful.