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IPA Throwdown Challenge!

There's been talk for at least a year of this challange, but the time has finally come for... THE IPA BLINDFOLDED THROWDOWN CHALLANGE!

Beers "On Tap"
Southern Tier 2XIPA
Victory Hop Devil
Dogfish 90 Minute IPA

Objective: Identify the most IPAs to win bragging rights for a year.

Contestants: Gene & Rick

Strategy: Rick - Identify the hops in each beer to differentiate between IPAs.
Gene - Win.

Beer One
Rick: Identified citrus on the nose, but not much grapefruit. Tasty. "So sure" this is Southern Tier
Gene: Victory Hop Devil IPA
Results: Dogfish 90 Minute IPA (doh!)

Beer Two
Rick: "Mellow", honey. Victory's Hop Devil IPA, but switched to DFH 90 Minute IPA.
Gene: Dogfish 90 Minute IPA, but changed to Southern Tier.
Results: Victory Hop Devil (doh!)

Beer Three
Rick: Identified Cascade on the nose. CONVINCED this is the 90 Minute IPA.
Gene: Identified as Southern Tier, but changed to 90 Minute IPA.
Results: Southern Tier 2XIPA (insert failing trombone sfx here)

Gina and Laurie refilled all three glasses and allowed the boys to see the results for themselves. Both hung their heads in shame as neither identified a single IPA correctly.

Gene and Rick agreed the DFH 90 minute was their favorite of the three. Rick changed his "lawnmower" beer from Victory Hop Devil to Southern Tier 2XIPA.

It was decided that the IPA Throwdown Challange must become a yearly tradition, mostly in order for Gene and Rick to redeem themselves.

Soft Drink of the Week!
- Oceanspray Cran Lemonade (NEW)
- not too many fans of this one. All agreed it was too tart.

Gene's Wicked Ale Trivia
Q: What country's "Snow beer passed "Bud Light" to become the best selling beer in the world in 2009?
A: China

VIP Wine & Beer Tasting Saturday at the Limestone Road Premiere Wine & Spirits location featuring Lancaster Brewing Company.





Posted at 12:13pm on November 15, 2013 by Sabrina Sabia

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Comments on this post:

Thu, Nov 21, 2013 9:42am
This showed up in a thread on Allan's blog.. It is more appropriate over here... It's about beer.


Times were definitely different then.

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