BEEN A WHILE. It has indeed. I’ve been busy.
I THOUGHT YOU DRANK MORE WHEN YOU’RE BUSY. I do, but it tends to be more in the Old Milwaukee/PBR range. But I can relax again.
AND DRINK AT LUNCH. Shhh.
YOU’RE NOT FOOLING ANYONE. Probably not, no.
MIGHT THIS BE ANOTHER HOPPED-UP NUMBER? Why yes, it is. This is an IPA brewed with Citra hops. It’s rolling in at 7.5% ABV.
HOW’S THE TASTE? Excellent, particularly if you like the citrusy aspects of hopped-up beers. This has a really nice, clean taste with fruity aroma. For all of the hop presence, it’s not overwhelmingly bitter and there’s a dry finish. It’s almost tropical… I think. (My experience with such flavors starts and ends with Tropical Skittles, truth be told.)
DEEP THOUGHTS: I’ve heard a few people compare this beer to Ale Asylum’s Bedlam, but it’s really a different animal. With its Belgian influence, Bedlam has more of a complex and aggressive thing going on. I find Velveteen Habit to be much more drinkable. With Bedlam I’m usually one and done. With this, I could easily have another, and another. And possibly another.
DON’T YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK? Quiet, dammit.