Happy Mother's Day! - hope all the Mothers out there are well taken care of - I'll be hitting the grill soon to prepare dinner for the Mother of my 2 wonderful daughters. She has requested the following: Grilled Filet Mignon with sauteed mushrooms and onions, grilled asparagus and a butternut squash risotto. Hey - that sounds wonderful to me, so I better get cooking!
Just uncapped a Double IPA to get the cooking mojo started. This IPA is a serious beer - 102 IBUs and 8% alcohol. Wowsa.... a bit of a sniff and I can detect some pine, lotsa lemon and a faint waft of Ganga... interesting. First sip and it is lighting up my tongue like a shot around the "horn" on the Lightning Ball pinball machine you see in the picture. Bells, whistles, Marching men Marching - yep right down the throat - spicy and bitter with no let up - ouch. Hmmm seriously this one is just Stoopid with the Hops.... I have had better Double IPAs (Green Flash and Dirtwolf come to mind), but this one is growing on me as I work through the first glass. Yes Lagunitas makes some quality brews. I'll keep the bomber handy as I grill up the Mother's Day menu mentioned above - Cheers!
Lagunitas Website -----> Massively Dry-Hopped for your Aromatic pleasure
Beer Advocate rating ----- > BA is 93 and the Bros give it a 90 (outstanding)
Slick Chick is coming along - Thanks to Dan!