Purchased at Iron & Glass, Minooka on 2023-07-14. Has a date on the can bottom that I cannot read. Old eyes.
Pours opaque, typical for the style. Some white foam but nary any head. Despite the lack of physical foam some lingers on top and on the edges throughout the tasting. Gold in color.
Aroma makes me think more of a West Coast IPA: very dank, pine, resin, and grapefruit. Some sweetness. Hints of orange.
Taste isn't as acute as the nose. Dank with resinous pine. Grapefruit is more muddled. Definite sweetness in the finish.
Medium body, possibly thicker in the middle but thins in the end. Some hop bitterness and tingling on the side of the mouth from the carbonation but that is the only place the carbonation really hits. There is some hop burn in the back of the throat. Dries.
It has been sometime since I have done a American craft beer review. I took a bad turn to bourbon; what an ugly hobby. I went with Phase Three since they typically have beers that are solid. I would have to say that DDH Filter Wave falls into that category: solid, but I don't feel it really gives much more than that. I would have this again but I there are other beers I would easily grab before this one. Enjoy!
Oh, I do like the fact that I can have an ounce or less of bourbon and come back months later without much of a difference in taste perception.