|Holidays 66th, 6/5/14|
|45th Street, 6/19/14|
|Rt 90 Bridge, 62nd St. 6/25/14|
The colors of Summer. Fresh fruits and veggies. Strawberries, 'lopes, watermelon, and grapefruit. Yeah, Grapefruit! Two brew hits I've found this summer. A slammin' double IPA and a smooth Shandy. Starting with The Stochasticity Project, Stone Brewing's answer to the summertime blues. Grapefruit Slam IPA, 95 IBUs of dry hopped goodness. The 8.2% alcohol level won't take ya much passed the bomber level. Notes of lemon citrus and pine, but an intense aroma and taste of grapefruit. No surprise as this semi-sweet badass concoction is brewed with grapefruit peel. Plenty of up front caramel maltiness provides balance. One and a half finger head and excellent lacing followed a cloudy amber-orange pour. Rated an A.
"It's not how many, it's how tasty."
Cutting the grass the other evening and wanted a smooth refresher that wouldn't knock me out when I was done with the lawn. Traveler Beer Company's Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy. This is not a fancy craft beer, but it fills a niche. Not too fruit juicy, and not too fizzy either. Pours a hazy/pulpy orange with a thin head; very little lace. Thin feel with a lemon-grapefruit aroma. Only 7 IBUs so not hoppy dry, but a refreshing grapefruit bitterness. At 4.4% ABV...have another. Rated a B.