8th Street Ale - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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3.35/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed on cask at Four Peaks brewpub in Tempe.
Looks: like an episode of the View. The beer pours a hazy dark orange that blurs my fingers behind it. It's topped with a two-finger head of off-white marshmallow fluff that leaves thick walls of lace as I drink.
Smells: delicate. The Kentish hops impart a subtle bitter grapefruit flavor and not much else. Deeper investigation reveals notes of earthiness tinctured by honey, cloves and coriander.
Tastes: very English. Very sweet, with some white peppercorn and a soil-like character. I don't know if I'm a fan of these hops -- they have a bitter flavor that reminds somewhat of dish soap.
Feels: like cask ale. Nearly flat and nearly room temperature but smooth with a medium body.
Drinks: Four Peaks categorizes it as an English-style bitter, a beer I'm still trying to determine whether I'm a fan of. But I do appreciate adherence to style, and Four Peaks delivers in that regard. They even adjust the softness of the water used in each beer to reflect the region whence each style originated. Can't say I'll never try 8th Street again, but Hop Knot remains my go-to Four Peaks brew.
Serving type: cask
06-04-2010 20:24:40 | More by Phelps
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