The wife grabbed this one for me. She knows that if the label says Great Lakes and/or Tank Ten to get it…regardless of what it is.
I knew this IPA, by way of its name, was going to be bitter, but I wasn’t prepared for how bitter it was. It poured out a medium amber colour and had a big frothy head. The smell of hops was pungent. I think they used all the hops they had in the brewery that day. Even by smelling it, I could tell that it was going to be eye-squintingly bitter.
I was right. It started off bitter and hoppy and just got more bitter as it warmed up. Now don’t get me wrong, that was exactly what I wanted that day. I had a bad run of IPAs over the last few weeks and this beer renewed my faith in the style.
I asked the wife to grab me another when she went next time and she did. I love her. My own personal beer shopper.