HGH poured a clear, dark amber color with a thumb width, off white head. The nose is inviting, clean and hoppy with sweet malt that balances everything perfectly. The body is short, has a nice malt base that is sticky and ends with a crisp, bitter finish. There was some ringed, hanging lace left on the glass.
Overall, this is just a wonderul beer. It is big and bold yet balanced and refined. HGH hides its big ABV very well, and one of the best new beers I have tasted in a long time.