This next beer was enjoyed outside on a deck overlooking a beautiful sunset with my wife while her dad babysat our little man. Hurray vacation!
Beer Name: Stump Knocker
Brewery: Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, FL)
Style: American Pale Ale
Description: Brewed to be smooth drinking and hoppy, this pale ale received a “generous” amount of dry-hops. My can was served alongside a chilled glass (which I just rolled with).
Appearance: Cloudy, reddish/amber body with about finger of white foam up top.
Smell: Juicy, tropical fruits mixed with a bit of grapefruit.
Taste: More of the fruity notes present in the aroma, coupled with caramel malt. Finished crisp, with a subtle blend of earthy and piney hops and perhaps just a bit more grapefruit mixed in.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.
Hype: I think I’d heard of this brewery at some point, but I’m not aware of any particular hype around this one.
Overall: A nice little brew that made for some easy drinking outside. It leaned towards one of my favorite flavor profiles with the caramel malt which was a definite plus in my book. While I wouldn’t quite rank this as a superlative brew to go out of your way for, I would certainly order it again if given the chance.