Pours out clear, dark amber. Not much head. Initial aroma is definite “classic beer” like the Miller and Bud my dad used to drink. Not necessarily a bad thing, and definitely a memory trigger.
Taste is subtle – not terribly assertive. Everything seems to show up only as you swallow. I suppose there’s a little bit of malt there, but really it just says “beer” to me – nothing else stands out. A shame, given how much I like their Optimator brew.
Aftertaste is similarly absent anything but “beer”. I suppose that’s better than the “fellated a pine cone” aftertaste I get from the all-too-common IPA, but it isn’t much to recommend this.