BillKismet (3823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brassy, light cream head, nice carbonation. From the first whiff, it’s evident that this is a Belgian influenced IPA. European-style hopping takes a back seat to spicy phenolic aromatics, notably clove and pepper. The body is similarly spiced, hops are there, but fall to the periphery. The phenolics at some point step into medicinal/band-aid territory, but not too bad. Decent.