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BEER! I totally deserve it, honestly!

I would tell you about the last few days at work (crazy, frustrating, interesting) and about the meeting yesterday (wherein I was grateful old!manager and new!manager were not in the same STATE because the vitriol on the conference call was bitter enough the melt the phone lines) or about the meeting today (during which, pointed questions were asked by Big!Boss to new!manager about WHAT he does, the answer to which seemed to be, "uhm, dunno!") but why should I go on about that boring stuff, when.... BEER!

Seriously, this is the best blogging topic, ever. Beer is awesome, and when it's not, it's usually awesomely awful, so pretty much a win either way.

Behold, the BEER!



Today I had to share with Jazzy Girl, as she is no longer sick. This is a new flavour (for us) from Steamworks, a microbrewery here in Vancouver. I love how Steamworks is going going for a Steampunk style bottle.

The Pretty: Nice colour. The name is Imperial Red, but it was closer to an amber, I think. Lots of bubbles and a nice head.

The Smell: Sharp and grapefruity, a little yeasty.

The Feel: Medium body, smooth, almost velvety in the mouth.

The Taste: Started lightly sweet, but followed up with the grapefruity. Bitter finish, even more so that the previous beer. At 75 IBUs, I understand why.

This one is a little bitter for my taste. It's kind of hit or miss for me on bitters; there are some IPAs that have higher IBUs that I really like them, but I'm not really crazy about this one. If you LIKE the bitters, you will probably like this.

Steamworks also makes a nice Raspberry summer beer (Frambozen) that I will have to review when it's in seasons again.

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lunabee34
Feb. 28th, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
I'm like that with bitter beer as well. Sometimes I dig it and sometimes it's too much, and I don't know exactly what the difference is.
retro_rider55
Mar. 1st, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
I concur with both of you.
lunabee34
Mar. 2nd, 2014 03:00 am (UTC)
I wonder if it's how dark or light the beer is. I'm not a huge fan of dark beer, so super dark + bitter is not good for me. By the same token though, if a beer is too light and bitter then all you can taste is the bitter sometimes. IDK :)
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