- Style: IPA
- ABV: 7.00%
- Season: Year Round
- Ease to locate: Sure, if you live in Texas. Otherwise, you need to do a little leg work and make nice with someone from the Lone Star state. Here's a link to their beer finder.
- Color: A pretty deep amber with bits of gold and orange. Slightly hazy.
- Head: Slight ivory colored dense two finger head with thick, sticky lacing.
- Aroma: Huge honking nose on this brew. Citrus (grapefruit, orange, a bit lemon), pineapple, floral and pine notes mix with a lighter scent of sweet grainy malts. Yum.
- Mouthfeel: Almost creamy on the tongue. Moderate amount of carbonation.
- Finish: Long. Starts with the citrus/floral note that smoothly moves to the sweetness from the grains and finishes up with a hit of pine that pleasantly lingers.
- Food friendly: Extremely. Try it with almost everything this summer. Grilled meat, poultry or shellfish. This would be a great choice for a warm weather curry dish. Serve it with peppery cheeses (like pepper jack) or salty cheeses (such as asiago.)
I've never been to Texas. In fact, if you don't count countless trips to Las Vegas or middle of the night stop overs at various airports, my experience with all things Southwestern is woefully lacking. I would love to take a trip to check out Austin's food and band scene. And who doesn't want to visit The Alamo just so when someone tells you to remember it, you can? But as of today, right now, my basic knowledge of Texas is limited to some weird mix mash of Ernest Tubb, True Grit, T-Bone Burnett, Blood Simple, ZZ Top and Bubba Ho-Tep. But I'm pretty sure that's accurate, right?
Some day I will visit the basement of the Alamo. And it will be epic.
One of the best things about starting this blog has been the opportunity to meet fellow craft geeks from all over the country. One such enthusiast actually arranged for me to receive a package of Texas brewed beer to try. How cool is that? Now this
|Oh, the stars at night....|
|Are big and bright.....|
|Deep in the heart of Texas.|