Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Atlantic Brewing Company's S.O.B., Special Old Bitter Ale
Happy Wednesday everyone! I don't know about you, but I cannot wait for the weekend to get here. Due to the weather, and honestly, just being kind of lazy, I haven't gotten out to do many runs recently, but I do have a beer review here! That counts for something, right? Atlantic Brewing Company's S.O.B, Special Old Bitter Ale, is another beer I picked up during my recent trip to Maine. The label claims the beer is a bitter and an IPA, so if I can expect one thing from this beer, it's hops!
The S.O.B. poured a dark copper color into my Hofbrauhaus mug (thanks Ben and Nancy!) with a large and foamy head. The beer has an aroma of caramel and citrus, and the taste follows closely. It's a bit more bitter than most English bitters I've had. Definitely more like an IPA. The malt backbone tries to stand up to the bitterness, but can't quite do it. As the name suggests, the bitterness is front and central. This is a mighty tasty brew that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Have you had the S.O.B.? What did you think? Use the comments below!