Here’s one that I brewed. I toasted black cardamom seeds in the pot before adding any liquid. For the base I used an American cream ale extract kit. I added Cascade hops to the recipe. Added mango to the secondary.
It smells like mango and cardamom like that Indian mango ice cream I can’t remember the name of.
The taste is perfectly balanced of tropical hoppy bitterness and sweet mango.
The finish is a soft mango ice cream that fades to cardamom tea.
I’ve been looking for these for a year. First recommended by some west coast partners. They said it was delicious. Couldn’t find it. That’s the back story.
Tonight I ask my wife to get my some beer, something summery. She comes home with the Pineapple Sculpin!
So here I am to tell you that the nose is pineapple juice and the floral scent of hops. It almost smells more like a cocktail.
It rolls in bitter across the tongue with a finish of tropical notes from the hops and juicy pineapple.
The hops stay with you like a bitter grapefruit peel.
A book I wrote is getting published. I can’t share it because I’m the ghost writer. I could have just linked it without taking credit but this is my blog and I felt entitled to a self-congratulatory part on the back.
Tried a Leinenkugel’s watermelon shandy.
I found the taste somewhere in between watermelon and watermelon flavoring. It was also quite biscuity.
I would rate it a 3 because it’s pretty good and I could see drinking it seasonally.
I think my buddy drifter.digital would like this one.
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I used to be the kind of guy who dumped a dram when a gnat landed in it. Now I feel the whiskey works better when it’s taken a life.