After pumpkin beer, Pat said he wanted something hoppy. The hoppiest thing I had in my fridge (that I was willing to share) was this guy. It’s from a Québec micro brew, and they are kinda hit-and-miss lately, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Once we opened it, however, we knew exactly what we were in for.
After taking the cage off, it took a little bit to get the cork out. When it did finally come out, the bottom was twice the size of the top. No wonder I couldn’t get that out! As soon as it was opened, the kitchen filled with the sweet smell of cascade hops! And a lot of them. It was a pungent smelling beer. We poured it out into the glasses, starting with mine. By the time I was done pouring Pat’s glass, about 3/4 of it was rocky white head that DID NOT go away quickly. Even though we poured it out slowly, he also ended up with pretty much all the chunkies in his glass.
It tasted like a wet hopped or a harvest IPA, like a few I’ve had in the last little while, but it was subtly different. It was a little sweeter than those ones were. I found it very strong for a 6.5% with 55 IBU, but that could also be the first three beers talking.