Since fulsome is completely ignoring all forms of communication, I’ll continue stepping up and slapping him across the face with a suspicious haddock. The haddock in question this week is New Glarus‘ IIPA. The flavor and mouthfeel is very similar to a Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, but a little less malty. At 85 IBUs, it isn’t the most bitter beer I’ve ever had, but it is up there. The IIPA uses English Maris Otter malt, so that could account for the difference in the malt body. The hops have a hint of something Belgian, as well as the more usual flavors. The ABV is 9.75% when bottled, but this, like many New Glarus brews, will condition if stored properly. I don’t know where it would top out, but if I had a cellar, I would be keeping a couple bottles in a cool, dark place.
Overall Review: Any Given Morning (I would give this the highest recommendation, but the ABV makes it tough to have more than three or four and remain capable of winning an argument.)