|Rain in the morning led to a less humid 82F afternoon. Castles, 7/29|
|Thigh to waist courtesy Tropical Storm Dorian.|
Finished off the sesh with an X-treme IPA. Lagunitas Maximus. An Imperial IPA that pours a deep translucent amber with a thick, two finger, dark tan head. This one is not for the chugger. One or two will do at 8.2% ABV and a whopping 72 IBUs. "So hoppy it threatens to remove the enamel from one's teeth." Strong grapefruit citrus and woodsy pine in the smell. Dry up front with a fresh bitter hops taste that is balanced by a brown-sugar like sweetness on the back. Not a refreshing beer, but a strong satisfying beer to be sure. I rated this one an A-.
"We do dig the occasional Flip n' Whip,
a solid McMetz, or a Nack grab... but
balance is still the most important skill.
Ask anyone. Ride a pint. Taste the
hops. Slurp the malt. Drink the juice-
Live to ride another day... Cheers!"