Yesterday evening, my friend Roger called and asked I wanted to join him and his wife Kristina at Parry’s for a couple of pints and a pizza. I promptly headed to Parry’s and they had a glass of Green Flash – Palate Wrecker (9.5% ABV and +100 IBUs) waiting for me. It was interesting because I took a sip and then Kristina had me try Odell’s Myrcenary, which is not a small beer, but I should have tasted it first because Palate Wrecker dominated the taste buds.
Kristina ordered some fried pickles that were excellent and we ordered a Summer of 2010 pizza with pepperoni, spicy sausage, jalapenos, and pepperoncini – it was spicy and tasty. For round two, I enjoyed Sierra Nevada’s Hoptimum (10.4% ABV and 100 IBU) and it went great with the pizza. I have had Hoptimum before and it was one of my favorite beers that I tried last year. The 2012 version was excellent two. If you like IPAs or Double IPAs, both of these beers are fantastic and I highly recommend them.
Double / Imperial IPA – http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/140 - BeerAdvocate
Green Flash – http://www.greenflashbrew.com/our-beers.php
Sierra Nevada - http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/hoptimum.html
Parry’s Pizzeria & Pub - http://www.parryspizza.com/parrysbar/