Bad Elf Winters Ale
Another beer I bought because I liked the label, a mean looking elf sitting next to a cask with a mug full of swill. The bottle talked a lot about adding pounds of hops to every barrel, as a hop head I like that kind of talk on the labels. The Bad Elf Winters Ale is considered a English India Pale Ale, which should be a fairly malty and well hopped beer.
Even pour was not sufficient, needed a hard pour to bring up the head.
The beer was very clear, amber color with a thin white head and a steady column of carbonation bubbles flowing up the middle of the class.
Not much in the way of any aroma, what was present was sour and bit medicinal, also had a slight earthy note.
Very creamy, thin, and malty beer, no hop presence to speak of (this was categorized as an IPA…). A very slight fruity, lemon flavor finished the beer.
Smooth easy drinking beer, if it were lower in alcohol it would be a session beer. Not a complex beer, mild and very little flavor.
Mild Chinese food like Vegetable Low Mien
Tasting Method: 500ml Bottle
My rating: 7.5