The Hook & Ladder Brewing Company is brewed and bottled in Wilke Barre, Pennsylvania (contract brewed by Lion?). Part of the sales of the company are donated to a local burn foundation.
This beer pours dark copper, brown and orange in color with a half-inch of creamy very light brown head. It seems slightly hazy. The aroma is malty, fruity, and has what I can only describe as a near vomit smell. The taste follows the aroma. A terrible pale ale.