Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Long Hammer India Pale Ale

Time for a laugh. One of my coworkers sent this presentation to me a few years ago, but I laugh every single time I come across the email. Great, great stuff. If you don't know the answer to a question, you should still answer it in hopes of getting it partially correct or at least earning sympathy points. Now I was never on the end of things like these sad students, but I had college exams where the mean was in the 40% range, which is totally defeating the purpose of the class. When geniuses can get the best grade but are scoring around 70% (and I'm not talking about myself or my B average), it's an all-around frustrating experience. No one learns when the test material doesn't meet the course work taught.

They didn't study They didn't study birdiemum If you don't study... may as well be a little creative.

Have a new brewery and beer on the schedule for tonight, new in that I haven't had one recently or talked about it here before. I'm opening up Long Hammer India Pale Ale brewed by Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The bottle says "Liquid goodness since 1982".

There is a pretty decent grapefruit, hoppy and citrus aroma. The flavors mimic that exactly--good upper-level bitter grapefruit with a pungent lemon citrus quality. This beer is slightly sticky but with a light body and crispness. The aftertaste is a little more on the dry end of the scale with a slightly medicinal flavor in there too. Not bad, not complex, a bit one-dimensional.

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