Panic Attack | Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"

Panic AttackPanic Attack
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Panic AttackPanic Attack

Brewed by:
Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"
Florida, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by adkirkish on 07-03-2010

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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 58
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

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3.86/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark orange/amber; No head
S: Citrus/Apple, faintly sweet
T: Tiny, bitter kick; refreshing citrus (and almost woody) aftertaste
M: Surprisingly mild for 10% ABV! Thicker than most but it still creeps up on you.

Hardly seems as strong as it is. Moderate bite yet still has some personality.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased from one of the local cigar lounges.

A: A slightly amber/orange golden with moderate head and retention.

S: Slightly malt forward and sweet.

T: Pretty sweet flavor, (honey?) Mild hop and a little bit floral.

M: Mild carbonation and somewhat rich.

O: Not a great beer but not awful. Probably won't buy again.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a rather nice head that leaves a clump of lacing behind

Smell: Herbal elements dominate, with treacly sweetness underneath; fruity tones, as well, with orange peel and a hint of green banana

Taste: The treacly sweetness lays down a base, with orange peel, green banana and coriander developing in the middle; after the swallow, the beer gets very hot, with the fusel alcohol dominating the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very unbalanced and unpleasant to drink; too sweet and too hot; I would have a panic attack if forced to finish the bottle

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up as part of a mixed 6'er at Bottle Cap's in Daytona

A - Amber with a white foam head that settles to a thin 1/8". Lacing spots the glass.

S - Smells of sweet fruits and syrup with a bready cake aroma from the yeast.

T - Sweet fruit flavor gives to a sherry-like finish complete with a burn. A bit too heavy handed in the finish. Clearly BA classified this better as a Belgian pale than some odd "saison-tripel fusion" as the label says. Belgian yeast gives it a tartness with a slight amount of funk.

M - Just literally a hot mess. Too much spice notes and alcohol that isn't masked. One glass is more than enough.

O - Was glad to try but I'll pass. It is really not true to any Belgian style and is far too heavy to be enjoyable. Not terrible, but not solid by any means.

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Panic Attack from Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers "the garage project"
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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