Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dogfish Head Immort Ale

As college students are graduating this month, I was thinking back to my own graduation a couple of years ago. My senior year, I lived in a house with 16 other people and a few dogs, and a TV tuned to Beavis and Butthead at 7pm each weeknight. One of my housemates' parents made the trip from Maine to see their son graduate. They came a few days ahead of time like most of the other parents. But this dude was missing, they couldn't find him. Enter Ithaca PD. Questions, when we last saw him, we even volunteered the cops to search his room and offered them his film vial of pot (which they decided not to take because "you can't even find a kid these days that doesn't try that" and "we're investigators" so I guess marijuana confiscation was below them). The night before graduation there was a city-wide blackout, so a few of us were sitting in the dark drinking beer from the keg around midnight. Then a knock at the door. Had to be one of my housemates stoner friends. "COME IN!!!" a few times and the door opened. Butch cop down the hall with flashlight in my face asking if anyone had seen this dude. Anyway, I guess this guy didn't take a few exams in the last month and didn't want to graduate quite yet despite his 3.7 GPA in Applied Physics. He was just laying very low, his parents went home and he eventually took the exams he needed to and graduated.

Today I am drinking the other new beer I found at Total Wine on Friday brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. That would be Dogfish Head Immort Ale. This is like the 10th I've had from this brewery, and they really push the envelope every direction for sure.

Very nice malty and sweet caramel aroma. Strong caramel and very maple sweet flavors plus a powerful body blow of alcohol. Anyone see Pacquiao kick Hatton's ass last night? The alcohol in this beer is making me feel like Hatton. There are some decent raisin and vanilla flavors, very thick body too, but the alcohol just gets more and more prominent and annoying as this beer develops. Basically, too sweet and too much unbalanced booze at 11% for this to be successful. The cute name doesn't override the flavors, and at $5 for my 12 oz. bottle, I'll find something different next time. BTW, check out the best six pack from last night (or is that a 12-pack?).


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