Old Ruffian poured a clear, mahogon color with a pen width, off white head. The aroma is clean, with some sweet fruit, bready malt, and herbal hops. The first sip is smooth, malty, and slightly sweet. The hops come forward, running the course of the body as they get bigger and bigger. The finish is very, very dry with a huge, long lingering bitterness.
Overall, this is a very good beer that extreme hop heads will adore. This is a sipper for sure, a hop assault on the palate that could pair with big, flavorful dishes. Drink this now or lay it down, the choice is yours.