Saturday, January 05, 2008

First Beer of 2008...


...And it's a good one.

At my end of year review I mentioned The Great Divide Brewing Company, a brewer who I only became familiar with late on in 2007, but impressed me greatly. My choice of first beer of 2008 certainly deserved to be thiers.

Titan IPA is my favourite of thier current roster. I don't usually go in for massivley-hopped beers, but this is an exception. Despite the aforementioned huge hop taste, Titan has a great, grapefruity (to me, anyway) tang to it and is soooo refreshing. If you want something different, something with a little more edge, then I would definately go for this. A corker!

4 comments:

Stonch said...

Hi Leigh. Have you tried Goose Island IPA, from Chicago? From your tasting notes above, I think you'd really like it. It is imported to Britain, so specialist beer shops should have it.

PS. Thanks for the kind words about my own efforts in your last blog post. Much appreciated!

John said...

Sounds like the ideal summer BBQ quaffer, I'd imagine it going well with a nice pork chop, the citrus taste you describe sounds like it would compliment the fat on the meat really well!

Leigh said...

yeah -i agree with that, john - although with the heat i would have to curb hitting too many bottles of the stuff! but the beauty of this for me is that the high(ish) alcohol content plays second fiddle to the taste.

Leigh said...

Stonch - yes, Goose Island are one of my all-time faves, but surprisingly i haven't tried thier IPA - i'll track that one down! thier honker's ale is outstanding -a real fave.