Lots going on over here…where to start? Over the weekend I went to Julio’s to pick up the critically acclaimed barrel-aged series of beers from Jack’s Abby. This Thursday is my deadline for Yankee Brew News, so I’m feverishly finishing up my column. The Boston Bruins are in the playoffs, so every other night I’m finding myself at a local bar cheering them on. It’s all goodness though; I like being busy, especially if it’s beer or sports related!
Tonight’s [hasty pre-Bruins] review is an absolutely DELICIOUS Imperial IPA from Firestone Walker: their Double Jack. This brew makes me realize that I need to hold an Imperial IPA blind taste test/review party with some friends. This one could very well rank up there with some of my other favorites. Sure, the beer is a pretty light golden and pours with a decent head, leaving perfect lacing. Screw all that visual stuff though…
The flavor profile is magic. Citrus, no…TROPICAL citrus abounds. The intense hoppiness is subdued by an equally intense sweet melted sugar taste. If I didn’t want to savor every last drop, I’d rub it on my body. That good.