hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask... Muddy brown ale with a small, fragile, white head. Great retention. The aroma is fairly bland - some toasted grains and a rumor of earthy, spicy ghost pepper. Light to medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. Most of the nuances I enjoy about Terminally Ale are gone and replaced with muted, abrasive bitterness and mild, earthy, ghost pepper flavor, but disappointingly little heat. Even in the coarse finish, there’s only a suggestion of ghost pepper warmth after each sip, but it quickly fades.