Last evening we hung out with friends Greg and Heather. We hung out, enjoyed a bitch’in thunderstorm and played Bohnanza and Bananagrams. Due to the excess (and by excess I mean STUPID) amount of beer I have on hand right now, I offered to do a mini tasting session. The brews I brought over were part of the stash of beers that my mother recently brought back from North Carolina and the PA/NJ area. Over the next few days I’ll be recapping our thoughts.
The first beer we tried was Hi-Wire Prime Time, a 5.5% American Pale Ale. High-Wire is out of Ashville, NC. My understanding is that Ashville is a beer mecca; I need to make a visit there.
Heather wasn’t much of a fan, nor was Greg. I was neutral on it. As far as pale ales go, it was more on the hoppy side than the sweet side. I picked up some pine and floral flavors.
As an aside, I’m pretty sure I’ve over-done it on the hoppy beers and I’m not currently giving them a fair shake. After I plow through my current stash it’s going to be time to make a move to other styles more regularly…