April has brought fantastic weather to the New England area. Where a month ago we were suffering from temperatures in the teens and 20s, the last five days have in the 60s and 70s. Unreal springtime weather. I’ll be sad when it goes back to being more seasonable (50s).
On Sunday I took an opportunity enjoy some sun, also taking in a bottle of Boston Beer Works Double Pale Ale. I wasn’t expecting much from the brew, as the Beer Works beers I’ve tried are usually average for me. They tend to be great introductory beers for craft beer newbies (which we need more of), but lack the uniqueness that make beers fun for me to review.
This bottle of Double Pale Ale wasn’t unique, but it sure was tasty as hell. It’s a hop-bomb, with heavy grapefruit flavors, mixed with a noticeable hint of tropical fruit. And best of all, it comes in 12 ounce bottles. All too often these imperials come in giant bombers that I’m stuck either trying to down in one sitting, or sadly pouring out when I decide I don’t want to get hammered on a Monday night.
Long story short, if you’re not afraid of “the bitter”, either pick up a bottle of this or swing by your local Beer Works for a pint.