New Heights Damguday VI IPA

I'm not hitting these things in order. I just had the Damguday V, and I loved that thing. I can only hope this beer is better than it. Yes, I know the VI is after V, but I also have an IV to get to after this one, so I figure I will give the three or four of you who bother to read these a little heads-up about my flaky order. It's not the way I like to do it, but this is what I'm saddled with.

The yellow-amber beer gets a nice, thick off-white head that takes a while to go down and clings to the sides of the glass like me clinging to the last beer in the cooler. The aroma is malt and citrus, and it is quite enticing.

First sip is not great. It's very harsh with heavy acid, the yeast is strong, the malt almost tastes off, and the bitterness lingers longer than the drink has any right to bring. No, this is not a sipping beer.

Tip-in is carbonation burn with acid burn (not the Angelina Jolie character from the famous movie Hackers) and dull pineapple and tangerine. The middle is actually pretty good with tangerine, orange, pineapple, and a bready malt with a highlighted yeast. The finish is what ruins the experience with bitterness, acid, burning, and hatred.

Bottom Line: If this is a limited run, its time has gone, and that's fine.

1.25/5

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