Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Big Dump, notes from the Rogue

A head for perspective, and an empty lineup...The big dump. 6/17

   This f*#king sucks.  It's a 40 minute trek to the ocean from my abode.  Checked the reports...all of 'em.  15-25kt. ENE on-shores, sectioned, disorganized slop.  Strong south moving currents.  Tide coming in. Chest to occasional head crap.  I've always said, you gotta go to know for sure.  Did it last Sunday, did it again today.  Those damn surf reports are pretty F'in accurate.  One extreme to the other...last week, not $hit, this week, big, windblown, sloppy $hit. No real surf time for 2 weeks now.  Aggravating. Very.
   A nice beer to drown one's irritating circumstances in is Flying Dog's UnderDog Atlantic Lager.  An American Pale Lager that taps the scales at only 4.7% ABV, you can throw back several to get the mood swing started.  Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a 1 finger cream head.  The smell of saltines...not salty, but crackery with excellent lacing.  Very smooth taste, not real light, but not overly heavy either, with a nice hop blend (28 IBUs), to give this a strong clean finish.  Probably one of the best of what I'd term this Summer's lawnmower style beers that I've had so far. While today's surf gets an F (as in F*#ked), I give this brew an A!
"You're not drunk if you can lie on
 the floor without holding on."
                         -Dean Martin

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