I am so glad today is over. I try to keep this blog positive, but I have to vent a little bit (if you’d like to skip the venting, please scroll down). I hate 2011. I cannot wait for this year to be over. This has been by far, one of the worst years I’ve ever had (with a few exceptions, although I can count them on one hand), at least family-wise. I’m lucky in the fact that for the most part, my family has been pretty healthy. Up until this year, I think the last time that I went to a funeral was in fifth grade. So, after a bad week at work, I found out another member of my family passed away. It’s like every time my phone rings after midnight or during work, something bad happens. I will be thrilled when this year is over. But, I did go to the gym and I benched 140 lbs. So, I’m having a brew before I get ready to see Aly when she gets out of work. And that, coupled with a decent brew will put me in a better mood.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to wikipedia, “The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), is a tiger subspecies native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, and has been classified as endangered by IUCN as the population is estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within the Bengal’s tiger range are large enough to support an effective population size of 250.”
Random: My theme song for this year has been Mat Kearney’s “Closer To Love.” Is it December yet? Seriously.
This brew poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, burnt orange color with moderate visible carbonation. The nose starts with a bit of pine and transitions into a caramel malt. This definitely seemed like it would be up my alley. On the first sip, I got some piney bitterness, but it quickly gets backed up by sweet malt and that took over until the bitterness came back in the finish. The body was perfect and the carbonation made this a really crisp IPA. The finish lasted awhile with the bitterness I mentioned before. I would definitely have this again. This could become one of my go-to IPAs and, even better, it’s out of a can! Get this and try as soon as possible.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0