A- / 4.15
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5
Style: American IPA
Purchased: $2.19 at Wine Gourmet in Roanoke
This beer is a very attractive sunflower color with a tight two finger beige head. It's sticky and retains about 1/4" the whole way down, with good lacing.
Aroma is thick and resinous, citrus, grassy hops, maybe Columbus? Nope, the bottle says Amarillo, and I can see it now. Some candy-like malts in there as well.
Flavor is big and hoppy, herbal with citrus notes. Hop-heavy like an IPA should be. The bitterness on the finish is near perfect for the style. The lingering herbal pine taste makes a nice touch.
Sits pretty evenly on the tongue, dry and full-bodied but not syrupy.
This is a very nice offering, true to style and bold as the label claims. My first beer from Boulder, and I'm impressed.