I notice that when you're drinking a beer and it happens to look REALLY good and you snap a pic, the pic doesn't quite do it justice. The shot I posted of my red lager did not look nearly as good as it did in person but lighting, condensation, etc. is going to alter things.
Same with the pic I posted of my IPA. It's darker in the pic than in reality.
I know it's not "Village Taphouse Clear" but it actually looks pretty nice in person. It's def not a chill haze issue. The other thing is it doesn't seem to have a giant head on it or anything - I'm not sure why. It's what I would consider moderate/low carbonation but I'd still expect some head. It just doesn't tend to generate much.
When I have a low/moderate carved beer I typically have to pour with some vigor and then I get a nice head. Meaning that I let it drop a bit from the picnic tap to the glass. It needs some agitation to get the CO2 out. Think nitro pours... where all the nitrogen wants out of the beer quickly. Or, a better analogy might be that of a sparkler used on a beer engine.
Plus the haze is what I have come to expect in a nice hoppy beer with dry hop character, so it looks great to me!
Edited by nettles, 06 December 2014 - 10:01 AM.