This is by far one of the most carbonated beers I have had in recent memory, as soon as I popped the top off it was flowing out of the bottle and spilling all over my counter top! Every pour was a close call and I think I ended up cleaning up as much as I was able to drink down. Very annoying.
I was really looking forward to drinking Hop Back Summer Lightning after I picked it up at Sam's Wine and Spirits. Great label, a decently priced import and golden ales are usually great summer brews. I ended up being very disappointed with the end result. This stuff has some serious bubbles to it that made it not only hard to drink but the burp factor was dangerous to say the least. What little flavor I could discern through the foamy mess was very tart and thin. Not really worth all the effort, which is insane to say when talking about a beer.
Pass on this stuff unless you have a fetish for hiccups. A total and absolute let down.
Musical pairing: the Monkees- S/T (another bummer of a British export)