Saturday, May 2, 2015

Celebrate May with Rogue IPAs

When hubby sent me a message on Facebook letting me know that there was a new Untappd badge -Celebrate May with Rogue IPAs - for drinking some hoppy Rogue brews, it seemed like a pretty good idea to join in on the celebration.

Of course, that was right after he sent me a link letting me know that May 2 is World Naked Gardening Day. Not such a good idea. Watch out for those twigs and berries!

It was a nice day, so I plopped myself into a chair on the deck, kicked back, and settled in to smoke a Rocky Patel & quaff a couple of cold ones.

Altogether, not a bad way to spend the afternoon.

Life is good.

Brutal IPA (5.80% ABV) is an American IPA.

I wouldn't call it brutal but I would call it delicious.

It pours a hazy, golden amber with a robust hoppy aroma with hints of pine, fruit, and citrus.

It tastes of sweet malts with a blend of sweet tropical, tart citrus, and earthy hops.

Brutal is pleasantly bitter yet mildly sweet. A good balance of flavors that lingers on the palate.

Very enjoyable.

7 Hop IPA (8.02% ABV) is an American IPA. So named because the beer was brewed with all seven varieties of aroma hops grown  at Rogue Farms.

It pours a cloudy copper color with an awesome lacing head. The aroma is richly hoppy and mouth watering.

The taste is big on grapefruit and pine. Deliciously bitter but not palate stripping. A touch of sweet maltiness balances out the flavors.

Tasty but not slam-back-able. A delicious sipper.

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