Thursday, May 7, 2009

Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA

On my way to work this morning, after I dropped off my 2-year old and turned off the "kiddie songs in Spanish" CD, that song Easy by Lionel Richie came on the radio. Made me think of a Faith No More concert that I won tickets to from the local Rock radio station when I lived in New York a few years ago. First, the remake of that song by Faith No More was a little shocking, not exactly their style. But at the concert, even as a girl asked me to slow dance to that song, the slam dancing still continued in front of the stage. Slow slam dancing. And it's not like I haven't heard the term moshing, but I guess I was on the generational border of those two terms. Anyway, as Beavis and Butthead quipped, "What's so easy about Sunday morning, anyway?" followed by "And Sunday afternoon's no picnic either." Good stuff. I guess they just didn't have the Easy Button back then.

So I got home from work, and it's about damn time that Total Wine starts sending out their circulars again with the coupons on the back. Before they even opened that store in Pembroke Pines, I used to get one per week. Now it's been 6 months with none. So anyway, I got a $3 beer coupon. Well I actually got two. I'll let you use your imagination on where the second came from. It's Total Wine's thoughtfulness which gives me just one more reason to love that store.

Today I am in for another Saranac beer. I had one a few days ago but I had never seen their Saranac Imperial IPA before. Brewed by Matt Brewing Company in Utica, New York, apparently this is the first in a new series of special brews called their High Peaks Series. I'm hoping they started out with a great one.

Strong hoppy and floral, slightly citrus aroma. First sip gives a nice bitter bite with grapefruit and other citrus flavors mixed in. The beer is kind of thick in a good way but seems slightly flat and lacking balanced carbonation. The progression and aftertaste is also nice and lasts, I just wish it would've lasted longer. There is 8.5% alcohol content in this guy, but it's barely even noticeable. Great beer. Not awesome, but for the price, I would buy more of these again for sure.

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