Profiled by Ken Carman
4.2 on BA, 3.8 UnTapp’d
I donâ€™t CARE if the can says â€œAmericanized.â€ When the almost fresh hop sense covers the Russian Imperial sense to the point of not being able to be sure itâ€™s RIP thatâ€™s problematic. In fact itâ€™s annoying.
The nose is hops, the mouthfeel is hops, the body is high side medium and the carbonation light: though plenty of brown-ish pillow foam. There is an obvious sense of complex malts but so far back to the nose, the palate, the taste itâ€™s tough to be sure.
Odd note: the can was so cheesy the whole top pulled off with great ease.
The hops are bitter and green grassy. Little to no flavor. So little hard to tell what kind.
My guess is the base is good. Just please, please, please, back the hell off from the hops.
Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”