Ode To "Sticky Fat": A 2017 & 2018 Side-By-Side

Ode To "Sticky Fat": A 2017 & 2018 Side-By-Side

I was going to do three year vertical of Sticky Fat when it came out this year, but as I've previously written, Half Acre did not brew it.

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So, as an ode to the fallen beast, I did a side-by-side with my last two cans, a 2017 and a 2018. Both have been in my beer fridge and kept cold, since their proper releases. Here’s what ensued.

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The 2018 seemed to still replicate the essence of Sticky Fat. It still had some warm pine and a rich roast to it. Not a black IPA, and not a full-on wet-hopped dark ale, but still a very drinkable, dark, pale ale. So, I did, in fact, finish the beer.

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The 2017 had no legs. Though it did pour a thick, rich head, and the nose had quite a roast to it, it wasn't very drinkable. I could barely finish it. The only redeeming quality was that leathery, lathering head that would not quit. It had a silky mouthfeel, but zero hop character to it.

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I no longer have any Sticky Fat lying around. I poured out my last drop. It's gone, but we will always have the memories.

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