YOWZA! Apparently the folks at Flying dog take all of their series very seriously. The heat series seeks to provide a brew with serious heat to it without destroying the taste of the beer. Some “hot” or spicy beers provide the heat that is promised, but the flavor of actual beer is gone. These beers typically end up in our chili. However, this particular brew provides the heat that is promised while also giving the sweet and refreshing taste of a peach IPA. You will break a sweat while drinking this refreshing brew – weird…right? Good sipping beer and makes for great conversation at a party.
Appearance: Light golden with good carbonation. Light head with off-white color.
Aroma: Sweet, sweet peaches with a hint of vanilla and very subtle hop aroma.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and light – typical feel of an IPA.
Taste: First, a sweet taste of straight-up peach juice with just enough of a hoppy taste to let you know that it is an IPA. Immediately following the first sip as the suds go down, heat hits the back of your throat. The heat lingers throughout the entire drink, but the sweet peach flavor continues with every sip.
Overall: The heat of the beer is not as overwhelming as a typical spicy beer – it is much more balanced and does not burn your tongue as some hot sauces do. The heat stays with you throughout the drink, but it does not take away from the peach flavor of the overall brew. You’l break a sweat, but the other flavors keep you wanting more!
ES Rating: 4/5 suds
Cheese: Sweet Honey Goat Cheese with Blueberry Preserves
Appetizer: Bavarian Pretzel with Cheese Sauce
Entree: Grilled Sirloin with Green Beans and Twice Baked Potato
Dessert: Blueberry & Peach Cobbler served with Vanilla Ice Cream
Cigar: Nat Sherman Timeless