hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Draft... This beer rocks!... Clear, very dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is chocolaty and citric with big, deeply roasted coffee notes, pink grapefruit and musk. Medium to full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Well-balanced flavor... sweet chocolate, caramel and toasted nuts play agreeably with moderate grapefruit rind bitterness. Lengthy, malty, citrusy-bitter finish. World class brew from an upstart operation! Lots of promise here.