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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20

adamjackson (1978) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 27, 2014  [delete] [move]

On draft at La Trappe in San Francisco. $11 a pint and no line. GREAT!A – Crimson gold with a 3 finger creamy head. Fades so slow with sticky lacing.

S – Nose is similar to elder. Smells like a pine cone with a lot of sweet esthers and nutty bits as well.

T – The taste is interesting. Clearly a west coast IPA. Sweet, borderline barleywine taste and a clear booziness that separates it from other imperial IPAs. A raw rind of lemon, grapefruit and clementines is there too. It’s a great beer for the abv. That’s pretty amazing about it.

M – Thick, malty and waves of hops.

O – I would actually say this is the closest to heady topper I’ve ever had with slightly more booze. In that regard, it’s like I’m drinking a heady topper in San Francisco minus the mineral water mouthfeel that heady has. Everything else is really similar

Also, had some pizza at my old favorite spot, Tony’s Great day in SF

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