Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas? Hop'solutely!


I meant to post yesterday, but it was just too busy and too fun. So today is Christmas -- Merry Christmas! -- and while the family's here, I'm taking the opportunity to sample the bottle of Brew Works Hop'solutely "Triple IPA" Beau Baden gave me when I visited the Bethlehem and Allentown Brew Works last month. As you can see by the look on Cathy's face...it's bitchin'.

Okay, more than that. Hop'solutely is 11.5% and doesn't really feel like it; more like about 8%, but there you are. It's sweet and bitter, light and solid. The bitterness is intense, but enhanced by equally intense fizz. My only issue here is that it's maybe too too much...but that's the west coast IPA thing. West coasters would not like how sweet it it, but that's how it goes: vive la difference!!

3 comments:

Michael Pollack said...

An impressive brew. I am anxiously awaiting the next batch.

bill mc said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

Bryan Kolesar said...

I likewise got a fresh one from the source, just days after you apparently. (Ah, the thrill of following in the big guys footsteps!) Been holding on to it now for too long...was thinking it could be a good way to kickstart New Year's Eve with (with enough people) or bring it to a crashing halt (with not enough people to share!) Merry Christmas Lew...