Sunday, October 27, 2013

Beer and burgers

I was in the Greater Hartford area to visit with family and we decided to go to Plan B for dinner. Burgers and beer, yum!

I got the special burger of the week - The Jack on Jack! Sweet Jack Daniels glazed beef, Jack Daniels aioli, Monterey jack cheese, frizzled onion, lettuce & tomato! - on a pretzel roll. NOM!

Unfortunately, without any consideration for my need for brewski fulfillment,  my chauffeur (hubby) had taken the day off. Consequently, I couldn't sample as many of the brews that were available on tap as I would have liked, but I managed to pick a couple of good ones. So, it's all good.

I started out with Six Point Resin IPA and finished with Abita Purple Haze. Both good, but in entirely different ways.

Resin (9.1% ABV) is an imperial IPA brewed by Six Point. It was served in a stemmed chalice and arrived with the wisp of foam that left behind loose, chunky lacing.

The aroma is boldly hoppy, lots of pine and some bitter citrus.

The taste lives up to it's name. It has a big resinous and grapefruity bite and a mouthwatering bitter punch. A hophead's beer for sure.

The mouthfeel is somewhat creamy and smooth, it's a mouthful.

I've not been a big fan of Six Point brews, but I'm in love with this one!

Overall: very good.

Purple Haze (4.2% ) is a fruit beer brewed by Abita. It arrived in a shaker pint with the remnants of foam on top. It's actually almost purple in appearance.

The aroma was all raspberry, leaving no doubt about what to expect.

The flavor upfront was raspberry followed by some wheat. This is a fairly sweet beer, barely bitter. Clean finish with almost no aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is light with good carbonation.

This is a good beer, but nothing special. It didn't wow me but I did enjoy it.

Overall: good.

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