The wife picked this up during her last trip to the LCBO before Christmas. We wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near that place later than when she went. It’s a mad house of people who all of a sudden realized that they were having people over at some point in the next week and they may like some sort of spirit while they socialize. Morons.
Anywho, I caught wind of Garrison beers coming to the LCBO from a website called the Bar Towel. They have a section in their forums run by LCBO and Beer Store employees that lets us enthusiasts know of new beers coming to the shelves. I asked the wife to pick up whatever she could find from them and she grabbed an IPA. Good Girl.
It poured out copper and cloudy, already a good sign. When I smelled it, that lovely aroma of cascade hops wafted up and kissed me. Oh how exciting this is going to be! An IPA made with cascade hops!
When it was cold, it was a great tasting hoppy IPA. It had that bitter up front followed by a nice pine finish. It wasn’t too heavy and it wasn’t too sweet. Then it warmed up. It started to take on a more foot like smell. Not good smelling feet, if there is such a thing. It started to taste like feet too……not that I would know. I mean, friends tell me these things.
So, to sum up: if you like IPA, drink quick. If you like feet, drink slow.