Holy Mackerel Panic Attack

Holy Mackerel Panic Attack

Chilling out tonight. Kicked things off by playing a couple hours of my newest PS3 obsession. We then threw in a movie via Netflix On-demand – “8mm” starring Nick Cage. Not a bad flick, but not a particularly great movie either. Made back in ’99. I had never seen it.

Holy Mackerel Panic Attack

Now it’s time to move onto a beer. This bottle of Panic Attack brewed by Holy Mackerel caught my eye at the liquor store because of the awesome label. The fish is clearly freaking the F out because he realizes someone is fishing for him. I’m goofy at heart and couldn’t resist picking up a bottle.

Holy Mackerel Panic Attack

The beer pours with a bad-ass head. Fluffy like whipped egg-whites. Picture perfect and a great photo subject since the head simply doesn’t go away!

It’s got an interesting aroma which has me baffled. Slightly sour smelling.

Holy Mackerel Panic Attack

The brew is a Belgian-style, however I’m going to re-name the style of this beer: “wacky”. Describing the flavors is going to put me to the challenge. In a blind taste test I’d probably guess that the beer is a blonde…it’s got a little of that blonde stank to it.

It’s got some funky fruity notes swirling around in there, most akin to tangerine (I think). The more I drink, the more I feel like there is some kind of dark fruit kicking it also…cherry? Whatever it is, it is only a trickle of flavor to keep you guessing.

This brew is nothing like anything I’ve recently had, and possibly nothing like anything I’ve ever had. My hat goes off to the brewer for creating something unique. Although different, the flavors were a bit out there and I’m not sure I would buy it again. You should give it a go at least once to see what you think!

-Lost

Holy Mackerel Panic Attack

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

2 thoughts on “Holy Mackerel Panic Attack”

  1. This one is a local for me. I think it’s actually contract brewed in SC, but the founder/owner is down here in Ft. Lauderdale. I was actually invited to try the beer with him and a few others a couple of days before the release party. Alas, I couldn’t make that.

    But you’re right, wacky doesn’t begin to describe it. Very different. Owner Bob Gordash actually won the 1996 Sam Adams Longshot home brew competition. He’s one of two people to win that competition that have turned pro. Anyway, just thought that was interesting.

    Later.

    1. Rob:

      I think I had heard that this was brewed by a Longshot winner, but I had forgotten. Very cool that you got invited to out with the guy.

      As always, thanks for reading!

      -Lost

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