redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[ serving type: nitro-tap ]
Nice! Another fine offering from Kevin.
As this is a nitro push, you get the "show", when the show dies down, a velvet cream head with incredible lace all the way down.
A golden amber, slightly cloudy color.
Very smooth, first sips are more like a mild [or at least to this hop head] then the hop bitterness slips to the back of your tongue, and a nice rye finish on the sides of your tongue. Tastes like a velvet IPA! After half the pint, the wonderful IPA bitterness is very present in the aftertaste.
Very nice, gotta be careful with this as there is almost no alcohol taste, and the 7.5% easily slips up on you.
Very well balanced, I’d like to think this is what an English Cask conditioned IPA [with a little rye addition] might taste like.