Holy CRAP this beer packs a mega-punch up front. It's a very full flavored pale, that is sadly (for me) both dry and bitter. I wish I liked it more - because I would be a lot cooler if I did. It's not bad, which means I'm sure some of my Hophead friends would love it. It is very smooth to drink, not heavy at all. But, wow! You just gotta keep livin' man.