Sunday, January 1, 2012

12 Beers of Christmas; Number 2

 12 Beers of Christmas; Number 2

I sampled beer #2 on my “12 Beers of Christmas & Beyond” List on New Year’s Eve, as I’m not really a champagne kind of guy.
I’m definitely not into large crowds, and New Years Eve has never been much of a big deal to either of us, so our celebration is typically a low key affair.   
Wreck the Halls
India Pale Ale (IPA)
6.5 % ABV
A muted amber in color with a tan head, aroma of citrus, heavy hops, and spices, taste was very bold & hoppy with a hint of sweetness and a mellow bitterness, finishes very clean for an IPA.
Our New Years Eve dinner was a Seafood extravaganza which started with an appetizer of “not so fried”, fried green tomatoes with basil & balsamic mayo, sautéed calamari in olive oil, white wine, & garlic, and a main course of grilled scallops; shrimp smoked & grilled, and grilled grouper, which paired very well with the Wreck the Halls IPA, as the bitterness of the beer complimented the sweetness of the scallops.



All in all a very good IPA
 Stephen