Alright then.....back on topic:
(You can take that survivor stuff to some less important thread!)
I've got a 90 minute IPA poured for myself here, and my thoughts are as follows...
A nice golden amber, slighty off-white head, fine carbonation, a decent amount of lacing in the glass. The nose is definately cascade hops(I suspect dry hopped with it, the bottle says it's dry hopped but doesn't list which hops), but less so than something like Victory hop devil. The flavor is pretty tough to describe, there's a lot going on in this beer. First, for something that clocks in at 9% ABV, this beer doesn't pack the alcohol whallop one would expect. Don't get me wrong, the alcohol is certainly there, but it's buried underneath so much hops, toasted and crystal malt that you don't really notice it. For me, the first sip is an explosion of hops, piney and citrusy. That fades to a kind of thick sweetness, balanced out by a tremdous amount of bittering hops and a distict malt undertone. Halfway through a bottle, the alcohol content begins to make itself known by a very faint warming of the throat and chest as it goes down. The aftertaste is reminicent of grapefruit, and lingers seemingly forever. I have a feeling I'll be tasting this beer untill I brush my teeth and go to bed tonight.
[black]-"The further we go and older we grow, the more we know, the less we show."[/black]