It’s been awhile since I posted. It’s been crazy at work (funny how popular clinical trials are now) and the free time that I’ve had, I have spent running on the treadmill downstairs. The blog also turned 10 years old this year. In short, I’ll still be posting, just not as regularly, but hopefully more than every two month. Let’s get to the beer.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “The Banzai Pipeline, or simply Pipeline or Pipe, is a surf reef break located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on O’ahu’s North Shore. A reef break is an area in the ocean where waves start to break once they reach the shallows of a reef. Pipeline is known for huge waves that break in shallow water just above a sharp and cavernous reef, forming large, hollow, thick curls of water that surfers can tube ride. There are three reefs at Pipeline in progressively deeper water farther out to sea that activate according to the increasing size of approaching ocean swells.”
Random: I went to Oahu as a kid and wasn’t the biggest fan of it. It was the most developed of all of the islands.
The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It took awhile to dissipate and left a small amount of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and bright yellow. There was no carbonation visible. The nose had some lemon and orange zest without much else. The taste had some citrus flesh, specifically grapefruit and orange. Booze came through as well. The body was on the heavier side with moderate carbonation. It had a quick finish with citrus. I enjoyed this beer a lot and would definitely have it again.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0