Harpoon The Long Thaw

Harpoon The Long Thaw

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been dealing with a minor water leak in the house. It was coming from the rafters, so we initially thought the roof could be leaking. Soon, we realized that it wasn’t the roof, and was more likely a leak in the sprinkler system. The drip was SUPER slow, amounting to a single drop every 45-60 minutes. Well, this morning I woke up to a fun surprise – water streaming out of the rafters, running along the molding near the roof-line, and in turn, running down my walls in 10 different places. #FMyLife We finally got the damn sprinkler line shut off a little after 2pm, but not before the most horrid smelling water stunk up our whole house. On Tuesday, contractors come in to tear up the walls and see what kind of damage we have. Check this video out to see what it was like.

It’s a good thing I have a positive attitude, because that shit would break a lot of people. About 4 hours later and I still smell of all that nasty, orange water that I had to clean up. Ick! I’m looking on the bright side though. It’s Friday and it’s gorgeous out.

A bottle of Harpoon The Long Thaw is in my hand. It’s probably WAY over-due to drink this, as it is a winter-time seasonal IPA. I still have far too much stuff in the fridge to review, which is why this has sat so long. The beer is technically a white IPA. It’s not the hoppiest IPA out there, but it’s no slouch either. It actually reminds me of an English IPA, as it’s has a solid malt balance. It finishes with a orange-citrus flavored twist, which make for a good ending. Not too shabby, although really nothing stand-out about it either, which sums up my current view on the IPA scene across America!


Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.