Pours clear with an inch or more of off-white, meringue foam. Lather increases as it slowly recedes. Not much in the lacing department.
Aroma is wrong right off the start. This is an old beer. Resinous hops lead to an almost vegetal quality to the scent.
Taste is more of the same. There are sweet, caramel malts that try to hide the old hop profile. A bit of bitter bite in the finish but not overly done.
Light end of medium mouth with about the same carbonation.
The hop profile is what this beer is all about. Obviously I have a bottle out of its prime by a long shot. I might have to meander up to the brewery this summer and have a fresh one on tap. This also brings to mind bottle dating. Obviously my rating will reflect the old beer but I will try to be kind. Enjoy!