Who is Ted?

I'm the father of two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife. For fun, I enjoy the long hours of seemingly endless suffering that endurance sports (mostly running, cycling and triathlon)provide. During my "down time" I'm an avid beer snob and self-described gourmet chef (in other words I like to burn things on a stove or grill).

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Beer of the Week!

Nothing says Ironman training like beer!  Okay, maybe that's not exactly true, but good beer is a nice treat after all of those many miles of swimming, biking, and running.  Besides, writing only about training can get a bit dull.  And since it's summer (like winter, spring and fall, a good time to drink beer), why not contemplate a few of the beers that I've been sampling?  The first offering is . . . Sierra Nevada's Hop Hunter IPA (6.2% ABV, 60 IBU).  If you don't like Hops, this is a good place to stop reading.  This beer has a very wet, pungent hop essence.  It contains a "hop oil" that S.N. utilizes to add to the intensity of the hop flavor.  While the citrus and floral notes are still present in the nose, the hop oil adds a density to the taste.    If you don't love the flavor that hops impart, you won't like this beer.  For the rest of us, it's an enjoyable brew.  Maybe not quite sessionable , but definitely worth picking up a six pack.

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