Enough of the playing seer! Enough of the badly considered science!! Enough all ready!!! This is a blog about beer, isn't it. Well, I got out of the black shoes, jacket and tie at 9:38 pm so beer it is.
I have had a few of the Harpoon 100 Barrel series offerings before and generally liked them... though occasionally specifically not. It is a good idea to try something out without committing the customer to the experiment other than for the given small batch of brew. At 6.7% and only 38 IBU, it's no big hop bomb but it does good things. It pours with an orange glow, leaves a white froth and rim and has the aroma of orange marmalade. Not so much hot hoppy or even chewy as richly cheery as far as weight goes. I suppose I should ask about the delay in getting the wet hopping into the bottle - sort of the feature of the brew - and my recent acquisition. But such things are quibbles. It works. Reminds me of Youngs Special London Ale and its worthy imitators. But with a great mix of bittering notes - twig, citrus, mint - at play with the sweet malt.
It's going to be OK. No more bad science. No more bad ties. And a beer with plenty of BAer respect.