Today we spent the day with our friend Johnson. He made us an awesome mushroom ravioli for lunch. We then went downtown to walk around and window shop. We thought our day was winding down and getting ready to go home, but then we stopped at a HUGE farm stand and picked up stuff to make veggie tacos and decided to stay for dinner. We swung by a public garden (see above picture) and stopped for mid-afternoon ice cream too. Great times all day.
Johnson, by the way, is not only a close friend, but also the creator of my graphics.
While helping Johnson make dinner I cracked open a bottle of Magic Hat Blind Faith. It’s an IPA, which I believe is some kind of limited series. Johnson isn’t a big beer drinker: he happened to have this one beer in the house. I lucked out in that I have never reviewed the Blind Faith before.
The brew is a relatively mild IPA. 6.2% ABV. Unsure of what the International Bitter Units (IBU) is.
It’s a burnt orange color and is quite hazy. The initial picture shows head, but don’t let it fool you. There was very little, and it rapidly disappeared into nothingness.
Although smelling citrusy, the main hop flavor I was getting was flowery. There might have been some grapefruit flavors in there, but muted if at all. The hoppy flavor lingers for a long time in the aftertaste.
I let the beer warm up a bit, as it was bitter when stone cold. As it warmed, it got slightly less bitter. Generally speaking it was hoppy, but not overkill. I enjoyed it and I think you will if you are either a hop-head or a person who don’t “the bitter” in moderation.