An Ode to DocBy Bobby HughesTen short months ago Doc rode into town.Reuben’s white whale- A Phillies’ ace at last!Never had a hurler with such renownRequested to pitch for us in the past.Roy’s pinpoint control led to perfectionIn May. Cuttered! So cuttered! Faces brokeEvery night. Our hearts won, our affectionHis- how much more joy could he evoke?On the mound for his October debutWe knew he would win, but saw so much more.Roy no hit the Reds and his legend grew!This beast of a man that we all adoreStill has chapters to write in this Fall’s tale,Leading the Phils to baseball’s holy grail.
Damn straight, Bobby! For that, I'm going to crack open a six pack of Back in Black, a Black IPA brewed by 21st Amendment Brewery in Cold Spring, Minnesota. Packaging is cool. The six pack of cans comes in its own box, none of that plastic ring nonsense. The scene on the box and also the cans depicts the "One if by land; Two if by sea" ride of Paul Revere fame. This beer is described as an American IPA brewed with rich dark malts. (Fuck! I just broke my glass. Stupid chair!) These came back from my friend's Atlanta trip a month or so ago. Thanks again. 6.8% alcohol. 65 IBUs.
Roasted chocolate aroma, with a little citrus way underneath it. The flavors start out rich and malty as well, but a large lemon citrus flavor is equally present. A little smoky. Lightly burnt coffee. More lemon. A little nip from the hops and yep, light bitter is prevailing. This beer is smooth with good texture, tasty flavors, perfect carbonation and great balance. I like it though I don't feel any IPA in this guy at all. That's not really a bad thing as I don't want anyone messing with one of my favorite styles anyway. I believe Black IPAs are also called Cascadian Dark Ales, and that's what I am going to call them from now on, too. Lemon left behind on the palate. Very interesting all around. Try it when you can.
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