food.pairing: Hopsickle


This is probably my favorite commercial imperial IPA.  This is a whopper anyway you look at it: over 9%, 100+ IBU’s and full of flavor. Everything an Imperial IPA should be.  There isn’t much that can stand up to this beer but the earthy/spiciness of arugula will accentuate the piney resin-like flavors found in this beer.  Also, this beer might be the only earthly thing that can stand up to blue cheese.  The carbonation will pickup the creamy coating from the blue cheese and wash it down. The hops will refresh your palate. The citrus aroma will pair nicely with the lemon and herbs as well as the strong flavors found in WILD Pacific salmon.

    

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    • Danyelle Eaton
    • August 18th, 2011

    Love it. Makes me want to head to the brewery for lunch.

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