WHATCHA SIPPING ON? I’m glad you asked. This evening I am partaking in a bit of Green Flash Brewing’s Palate Wrecker IPA.
NEVER HEARD OF ‘EM. They’re out of California. San Diego, to be exact.
WHYCOME IT SAYS ‘HAMILTON’S ALE’ ON THE LABEL? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Evidently, the beer was, at one point, brewed exclusively for a joint called Hamilton’s Tavern in San Diego, but became so sought after that it has been made available for the masses to consume.
EVEN US MIDWESTERN FOLK. Yup, even us lowly Midwestern folk.
WHAT IS IT. An IPA.
MORE SPECIFICALLY? Green Flash’s website boasts:
It’s the most complicated West Coast–inspired IPA we have ever brewed—mashing and sparging with hopped wort, in addition to our hop layering regimen for IPA.
SPARGING? DO I WANT TO DRINK SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN SPARGED? Sparging is another word for the lautering process of brewing beer. Get your mind out of the gutter. There are no seminal/bodily fluids involved.
BUT ‘SPARGE’ DOES KIND OF SOUND LIKE SOME SORT OF SEX GOO. I will give you that.
DO YOU LIKE THE BEER, TRUE OR FALSE? True! This is a hop-forward beer for all hop heads (though possibly no one else), with a stick-in-your-throat dankness that lives up to its name. I would highly recommend this brew to any fan of big, über-hopped beer.
DEEP THOUGHTS? This is the first beer I’ve tried from Green Flash, but I will keep a vigilant lookout for more of their beers to try in the coming weeks.
THAT’S ABOUT ALL THEY COULD ASK FOR, YOU BEING SUCH A BIG FUCKING DEAL AND ALL. Don’t they know it. Lucky fuckers.