coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewery. Itís an IPA/saison hybrid, Iím told. More to the point, I suspect, itís their IPA after the saison yeast jumped the fence, as it were, and rutted. I normally wouldnít rate the product of such an illicit union expect for the fact that itís better than their regular IPA -- by a small measure. Itís got all the odd aromas, flavors, and mouthfeel of their IPA, but itís mellowed a bit, with some additional grassy notes in the aroma and a small measure of sour and funk in the flavor.