Objective: Identify the most IPAs to win bragging rights for a year.
Contestants: Gene & Rick
Strategy: Rick - Identify the hops in each beer to differentiate between IPAs.
Gene - Win.
Rick: Identified citrus on the nose, but not much grapefruit. Tasty. "So sure" this is Southern Tier
Gene: Victory Hop Devil IPA
Results: Dogfish 90 Minute IPA (doh!)
Rick: "Mellow", honey. Victory's Hop Devil IPA, but switched to DFH 90 Minute IPA.
Gene: Dogfish 90 Minute IPA, but changed to Southern Tier.
Results: Victory Hop Devil (doh!)
Rick: Identified Cascade on the nose. CONVINCED this is the 90 Minute IPA.
Gene: Identified as Southern Tier, but changed to 90 Minute IPA.
Results: Southern Tier 2XIPA (insert failing trombone sfx here)
Gina and Laurie refilled all three glasses and allowed the boys to see the results for themselves. Both hung their heads in shame as neither identified a single IPA correctly.
Gene and Rick agreed the DFH 90 minute was their favorite of the three. Rick changed his "lawnmower" beer from Victory Hop Devil to Southern Tier 2XIPA.
It was decided that the IPA Throwdown Challange must become a yearly tradition, mostly in order for Gene and Rick to redeem themselves.
Soft Drink of the Week!
- Oceanspray Cran Lemonade (NEW)
- not too many fans of this one. All agreed it was too tart.
Gene's Wicked Ale Trivia
Q: What country's "Snow beer passed "Bud Light" to become the best selling beer in the world in 2009?
VIP Wine & Beer Tasting Saturday at the Limestone Road Premiere Wine & Spirits location featuring Lancaster Brewing Company.
This showed up in a thread on Allan's blog.. It is more appropriate over here... It's about beer.
Times were definitely different then.
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