This beer poured with a small to medium, tan colored head. Beer color is a dark copper. The aroma is a real mix. There is some caramel/brown sugar & malt, then you get some real hops. It almost seems like they are competing for who is dominant. The taste is toasty, almost a burnt quality. Caramel, spice. Some pine bitterness, especially towards the finish. The taste, like the aroma, seems to be going back and forth between malt and hops. A little on the strong side of medium bodied. A lot going on in the flavor department - reminds me a little of Real Ale Phoenixx, but not quite as strong.
New Belgium Brewing Company
Fort Collins, Colorado