A: Nothing out of the ordinary. Nice deep brown color. Foam head was semi-thick, tan with medium sticky lacing.
S:Very subtle notes. Light grain/malt and a faint hop aroma. But yet it's appealing. (UpDt-There's more grapefruity and pine and spice than I detected 2-yrs ago)
T: Dry and crisp, with almost no malt sweetness. The hops have a bitterness. that build very slowly Very light but complex notes of flavor. Some coffee, grapefruit, burnt caramel, and a little pine. A little alcohol upfront, then pretty much hidden. (UpDt: No alcohol , and malt sweet is just low...like bitter chocolate, otherwise my older description stands)
D: Really, really unique brew. Not sure I've had anything close in terms of how fresh and dry, and at the same time complex. This is a top tier brew in terms of craftmanship and innovation. (UpDt: I'd changr my summary statement on this brew to, "excellent level of craft artisanship combos into perfect flv meld", rather than "reallyx2 unique". But stil a top shelf choice....anytime.)