Pours clear with a huge amount of white, fluffy foam. Retention is quite good with lacing beginning before the glass even tips: sticky and web like.
Aroma of sweet caramel and toasted malt with honey fill the nose quickly. The hop profile is fruity and somewhat tropical: lemon, orange, etc. Some pine resin is there too.
Taste is caramel malt all the way through, including honey, that leaves a sweetness, almost cloying in the finish, thick, and syrupy. Toasted malt is there too while the fruity nose is lost. Not much of a bitter aftertaste, maybe none.
This is a medium mouth feel with light carbonation. There is a syrupy feel there too.
This beer has some good qualities. Easy to drink but I can't say refreshing as the sweetness is over done as stays with me. I would have it again, but there are a ton of west coast IPAs that would quench my thirst before I ever thought of having one of these. Enjoy!