I love weekends when the weather is like this. I got a bunch of home improvement projects done today and spent most of the day outside. The meow even came outside to hang out on his leash. He really loves the outside. He just sits there and chews on the grass and looks at the birds. It’s quite cute, although I bet my neighbors think it’s incredibly odd. So, onto a brew that just made its way to New Jersey, and from a brewery that I really like.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Palate Wrecker was originally brewed for the Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. It’s the most complicated West Coast–inspired IPA we have ever brewed—mashing and sparging with hopped wort, in addition to our hop layering regimen for IPA. By popular demand, it is now released for the world to enjoy.”
Random: I love putting together stuff from Pottery Barn. The directions are great and all the holes are predrilled perfectly. It doesn’t take much to make me happy.
This beer looked beautiful on the pour. It poured with a thick, slightly off white head that was about three fingers high in my Flying Fish tulip glass. The head dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body of the brew was a clear, amber color with little carbonation. The nose was just as amazing as the pour. It was filled with fresh grapefruit, pine and a bit of booze…definitely a hop head’s dream. The taste had many of the same flavors I found in the nose. It was filled with grapefruit, but pine was a bit more apparent on the taste as opposed to the nose. Despite the intense bitterness from the 100+ IBUs, there was a malt sweetness that balanced it out. The 9.5% alcohol really didn’t make much of an appearance which could be dangerous. The body was towards the heavier side and came with low carbonation. The finish was long and hoppy. This was just a great beer. I enjoyed every second of it. I would definitely have this one again. Search this one out immediately!
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0