Another weekend has come and gone. Although today has been uneventful, yesterday was quite busy. The day started off with Melissa and I participating in our first ever protest, a demonstration against the sale of angora fur at Macys. Angora comes from rabbits. We were a little nervous, but all of my worries disappeared when I realized I was going to get to dress up as a bunny for 90 minutes! I had a fantastic time spreading the good word and I received tons of hugs, high fives, waves from kiddos and even posed for a bunch of pictures.
On my last Julio’s beer run I decided to pick up some new Samuel Adams beers. It’s been quite some time since I reviewed anything from Boston Beer and I figured it was time to get back to it. A bottle of Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL is keeping me company tonight, while I kill time waiting for the second half-season of Walking Dead to get started tonight.
The IPL is a solid brew, with a very thick malty backbone, followed up by citrus hops. As far as IPAs/IPLs go, this is relatively mild. That’s not to say it isn’t hoppy (it is), but the significant caramel malt is the main player. It reminds me of a British IPA, which would tend to be more mild than its American counterpart.
It wouldn’t be a beer I’d buy again, as if I’m going for an IPA/IPL I want more hops. Nevertheless, it’s still a good brew and I’m going to enjoy finishing it off.