When you are alone on an island, any beer is a good beer! This bottle was courtesy of Ian, who brought it out to me a couple of weeks ago as a birthday gift. Now that I have drank it, I believe that I am ready to leave this island and head back to the land of loved ones and beer. Farewell Race Rocks!
I paired this beer with my first ever batch of homemade potato crisps. I even made a green onion and sour cream mixture as a dip to satisfy one of my more recent odd cabin fever cravings. Many thanks to Ian for the beer; spoon it on!
Appearance: pale amber
Nose: nice and malty (bread) smells like beer
Palate: hops come out, lemon
Finish: hops stay out, grapefruit
Overall: like most West Coast pale ales, too hoppy for my pale ale itch; simple in a boring way, although it does not taste like it is 8.2%!
Rating: 2/5 Okay
As usual, here is a collection of my best photos from out at Race Rocks: April 11 to the present.