Ah, the final few days of 2013, and my final post of the year. It’s always great to look forward to a new year and a clean slate. I’m resolving to enjoy 2014 as much as possible, travel a ton (including a potential trip north to the next LIBA meetup), and not miss a post all year. We’ll see how I do with my resolutions, but it’s always good to start off on the right foot.
To that end, today I’m reviewing another beer from Natty Greene’s Brewing Company. I really enjoyed their Freedom American IPA last week, so I’m hoping the Southern Pale Ale is just as good. I started to get psyched right from the start when it poured out a dark copper color, very hazy, with lots of suspended sediment and a constant stream of tiny bubbles floating to the surface.
The aroma was a nice blend of floral hops and toasted malts, and the first taste is dominated by crisp but dry floral hops. This beer gets pretty dry through the middle, with some indistinct herbal notes, before closing on a sweet malted and caramel end note.
Overall, this is another really solid beer from Natty Greene’s. I’ve never been to Greensboro, North Carolina, where the brewery and brewpub are located, but if I’m ever in the area I’ll definitely plan on swinging by. In the interim, I’d definitely recommend picking up this brew from the store.