This beer…this one I was scared of. It had a masked turtle executioner on the label, like a really pissed off Donatello who worked for some deranged sector of the Foot Clan (yes, I still watch TMNT)
Earlier in the night, my wife made a god point; most of the beers (read: all) I have in the fridge are craft beer, traditionally made with no preservatives. Thus, they have best before dates. Now in our house, we abide by these, especially, now, when it comes to beer. So when it came time for beer number three on the night, I decided to look at some of the ones that I’ve been holding off on to see if any were close to going “bad”. This beer we bought in Florida….in March. Best before date…..Third week in May. Date consumed…..fricking June 16!
Needless to say, this is not the beer that I wanted to drink, but there was no point in letting it sit there any longer, it’s not like will get better in the fridge for a year. Beer doesn’t work that way. This guy had a bunch of spooge sitting on the bottom that needed to be mixed in before I can drink it (the main reason it and 4 others have been sitting in the fridge for so long…spooge beer)
So with a name like Hopsecutioner, you knew it was going to be hoppy. That it was, but good hoppy? Not so much. It was really bitter and didn’t have that nice pine flavour I like so much about IPAs. Kaylin tried it and said she liked it, but I can’t trust her, she thinks Mad Tom tastes like diesel. She’s clearly bonkers!
Update: Mark had a fresh one and really liked it.