Pours a dark copper, very clear. Smells a bit sweet, with some nice earthy malts, though something is just not quite as round as it should be. The first taste is a bit malty and sweet. It follows out to be bitter and hoppy. Unfortunately its not the nicest bitter finish in the world. The bitterness at the end is harsh, and blends right in with the alcohol flavors on the back-end.
Impression: This is not the typical beer that I review. It is a brand carried exclusively by Trader Joe’s, and sold for about $2.30 for a bomber. For the price I was expecting something a bit worse. While it may not have the best flavors in the world, it exceeds what it needs to be worth its money. This is not a beer that will impress most people, but if you are low on cash and it comes down to this or Bud Light, go with this. I cannot recommend this beer whole heartedly, but I can say that when it comes down to it, it is a decent option.
Sometimes you have to make sacrifices, but when it comes to cutting down on your beer spending, this will make it a little less painful.