Yeah, you. I wanna stop being such a lame ass with my Tumblr and actually follow people who actually post stuff that I actually like (not saying that the people I follow now aren’t awesome, ijs) But iiiiiiiiiiif you post any of this stuff, … do something to let me know, I guess? Like or something?
Moreover, Idina Menzel
Rupaul’s Drag Race
annnnnd maybe some Steven Universe thrown in, every now and then.
’t IJ’s IPA (Picked up at de Bierkoning). A 3 of 4. Nice sticky, aromatic, bitter IPA. After several of ’t IJ’s offerings, it is clear they have hoppy beers down quite well. Nice creamy lacing that hangs around just about forever, and the nose is full of citrus rind and some faint tropical fruit. Drinks quite bitter with some sweetness near the finish that helps balance a bit, but this is quite solidly aggressive on the palate. Definitely American-style here - the focus is prominently on the hops, and the body is solidly bitter, yet somehow fades slightly to sweetness in the finish to remain very drinkable. Great stuff.
De Molen / ’t IJ’s Double IPA (Picked up at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam). A 3 of 4. Nice relatively thick body and lacing, and a quite sweet citrus presence on the nose. Some resinous notes as well. Drinks quite bitter (as a DIPA should), but there’s some nice balancing sweetness and the thick and oily body carries it well. Not the best DIPA I’ve had, but by far the best I’ve had from Dutch breweries.
Brouwerij ’t IJ Motueka Pale Ale (Picked up at De Bierkoning from @zijperspace /Ton Zijp himself - this was brewed on his 50th birthday). A 3 of 4 - a great pale ale, and as always, motueka is excellent. The nose is all hops - tropical fruit, a touch of pine, and quite a bit of melon and other fruit. Great lacing and drinks with a medium body that is somewhat oily on the palate. Decently bitter, but some relatively strong caramely sweetness helps balance. Great pale ale, and nicely puts the hops front and center.