Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California. This is Limited Release from Two - 'Aught - 11, which I guess is 2011. The front of the label says, "The first sip is for thirst, the second one for pleasure. The third sip is for knowing, and the fourth for pure madness."
There is the usual microscopic story on the side, which hopefully you can read below, but basically they are comparing making a beer like this with conceiving and raising a child. It's a terrible metaphor and has grammatical mistakes to boot. While trying to be funny they said, "Eventually it stays out all night and comes home with it's skirt on backwards. You know how it is." Um, no I don't, actually. Perhaps you could enlighten me a little more of this intriguing tale. This beer was aged for over a month prior to bottling. O.G. 1.096; Alcohol 10.6%; I.B.U. 69.39.
Isn't "Gnarly" what Sean Penn says in Fast Times at Ridgemont High? Oh, and "You Dick". I bet Spicoli taught Lagunitas their grammar!
Malty sweet caramel aroma with a spicy black pepper partner. Sweet flavor start with a bitter answer. Caramel with bread, sweet candy, brown sugar, sweet apples. Then spicy black pepper and citrus orange really give a hard bite and bitter this baby up. The spice and bitterness are further accentuated by the medium-plus carbonation. Tangy and boozy come next. The alcohol is a very prominent warming standout with a steady burn by the end of big 22. Nice, sticky medium body holds up to a lot of big attitude in this beer. Really nice flavors throughout. Priced at $4 this is a great buy! If I have any criticism it's that the sweetness in the beer gets a little tiresome by the end of the entire bottle. However, a must try beer!
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