RJ Rockers, 9.5% abv
“Ales from the Dark Side”
Aroma: Exceptionally hoppy on the nose, with a hint of a dark roastiness. The malts come through with a biscuit resonance.
Appearance: Opaque black in color, there seems to be a decent carbonation. It raised a deep tan head of tight bubbles that falls slowly.
Flavor: Very nice dark roasted flavors sit up front, with a kick of hops hiding behind the malts. Lots of pine and grapefruit from the hops.
Mouthfeel: Light on the palate, with a dryness to it. The carbonation is strong enough to match the feel of the brew.
Overall Impression: The beer itself is very good, but the hops aren’t present enough to consider it an IPA. That being said, if I see it again, I will pick it up again, because I really enjoyed it.