Recent escapades: Spent way too much money on a bottle of Brewdog's Dog A, Imperial Stout. Not usually a fan of stouts, but this one was a really positive surprise, even if I already had high hopes for it. It was surprisingly mellow and restrained, without knowing it was 15.1% alc. I would have guessed it to be less than 5%. Just all kinds of good, and lasted me for a good two hours. =)
Also tried a St Austell Proper Job, India Pale Ale. Definitely went to my personal top 5 list, even though many IPA drinkers don't seem to particularly care about it. Very fruity flavor, but the thing that struck me was how the taste of the hops was brought up slowly. Usually a beer that's as big on hops as this one is kicks your tastebuds into submission right from the get go, but the Proper Job built up really smoothly, taking its time, belying just how hoppy it ends up being. Probably one of the best IPAs to offer to someone who hasn't had one yet, giving them a smooth start. =)
Parks wrote:If the posts on this forum are any indication, the PD is like a Teebird with sunshine coming out of its butthole so hard that it flies faster.