Poured clear on tap into a snifter for a nine ounce serving. There was a tiny bit of off white foam that quickly disappeared with no retention.
Like most beers in a bar it was served too cold, so I waited for it to warm up some before taking notes.
Aroma had sweet, caramel malt with a big grapefruit, citrus hop kick. Also detected some alcohol and as it warmed this got more potent.
Definitely have to drink this beer warmer if not the bitterness in the after taste will set you on your butt. That said there is a big caramel malt backbone that has a dark fruit middle with the hops coming on at the end. In terms of taste, I really didn't get much of distinctive hop taste, unlike the aroma. There is an slight second of bitterness to the after taste.
Good amount of carbonation for the style along with a light end of medium body. Slight oils on the lips and heat as the beer goes down.
Balanced fairly well but the bitterness and alcohol hang on towards the end. A little more smoothing out and this beer would be out of site. Enjoy!
The beer was enjoyable but the price of almost a buck an ounce turned my head and probably cut into my enjoyment a little. Nevertheless this is an above average beer that I would have again. Enjoy!