Ok, on to a new beer after running out to pick up my credit card that I accidentally left at the restaurant earlier this weekend. I know a few people reviewed this in recent weeks, but I cannot find their posts using BA's search. Maybe the beer wasn't in the text, but oh well. I'll just give my thoughts and anyone can chime in as they wish, as always . This evening's beer is Allagash Hoppy Table Beer. I almost overlooked it in the cooler of the store side of the restaurant we just returned from. First off, the head grabbed just under half the volume of the glass with an aggressive pour. The first pour was crystal clear, the second had a little haze, so apparently there was a little bit of yeast in the bottom. The head was still over half a cm as it settled while I typed this up, and seems to have settled in there. The nose has a little farmhouse nature to it. There's a tart fruit surface that I noticed first, but then a little musty to funky note. There's actually more of it than the Blackberry Farm Brett beer from earlier. The taste doesn't show this funk, though. In fact, upon tasting I am thinking the hop notes are combining with the yeast notes to mimic a nice funky farmhouse ale. A grassy crisp opening stays grassy as the crispness fades into bitterness. The bitterness comes as woodiness, and I am left wondering where the tart fruit came from in the nose. Re-smelling the beer... it's gone! The nose now has more of a floral to almost herbal note to it (along with the farmhouse notes). Oh well, onward with the palate... This beer has a dry bitterness by mid taste. The Belgian yeast makes a little appearance just past this, but the wood and earthy bitterness gains the end game. A water-crackery malt note starts to invade the bitterness with more warmth. A big cloud of lace now stares at me from the opposite side of the glass. The beer has balanced out a tad with warmth. My tongue tingles after every sip, and overall my palate feels a bit more refreshed than it did for the first half the pour. I think I have hit the right temperature here, and will continue to enjoy this the rest of the way. There's a nice bitterness to this beer, one that is strong early and in tune late. There is the slightest note of a clashing flavor that I get when hops meets Belgian yeast, but tis only a small dip in the road on this one. Not a surprise Allagash has made a quality beer.