, Hop Henge Experimental
, Palate Wrecker
, and Jewbelation 15
. I smelled some Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier
from Bayreuther, but I couldn't taste a damned thing by that time.
This was the second night in a row I had Hop Henge. The first night I had a 5oz of both that and Gubna, and made the mistake of drinking the Hop Henge first. It really isn't that
hoppy, but for some reason I could hardly taste the Gubna at all after that. I do love the Hop Henge, though, it has a really nice combination of pine and citrus notes. The malt is really laid back, but that's ok becuase it's so fresh the hops are far from bitter, and it's just enough to support some of the fruitier undertones.
By the time I got to the Palate Wrecker, it almost seemed like an even hoppier version of Hop Henge. It seemed like the balance was pretty similar, but I can't wait to try it first of the night on Monday. I know people talk a lot about caramel malts with it, so I was hoping for something like Ska Decadent underneath, but it was totally lost on me by that point.
The Jewbelation 15, though. I had it once before last December, and this has to be the most malt forward sipper I've had. It's amazing that I can drink a 5oz after Sculpin, Hop Henge, and Palate Wrecker, and it doesn't even skip a beat.