Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick strong sweet aroma of hibiscus, flowers, ripe tropical fruit, and malt. The color is a cloudy amber with a big fluffy head. the flavor starts out nice and flowery, light, but then becomes a bit sour and stings a bit. It has a slight chemical aftertaste with a hint of soap. Great at the beginning, but not so great at the end. I’m getting a bit of the onion hop flavor, too- kind of like Dale’s Pale Ale or Deviant Dale’s onion qualities. Still, it’s a pretty good beer, not necessarily a saison and not necessarily an IPA, I’d guess a simple Pale Ale flavor most defines this.