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August 29, 2022 @ 06:08 pm πŸ”— Post Link

Gloucester Pool Cottage, Bdot, Family, IPA Fun Box 4th Edition, Tottenham Hotspur FC

MMM cake

MMM cake

We celebrated bdot’s 50th birthday at the cottage the past weekend. Her brother made a rare appearance for a fun weekend. She got to relax for the majority of the weekend. I was roped into cottage upgrades and deep frying so my day was pretty busy. Sadly by the time I sad down I had no momentum to paddle. Oh well. The lower deck level of the cottage is a completely different vibe then the upper. Remarkably so. There is a breeze most of the day too. It is an incredible space. We did relax in the evening for a rewatching of The Hangover.

Beer review

Beer review

Yes there was beer review! The adults sampled the IPA Fun Box 4th Edition from Refined Fool. πŸ›΅ Single Friend β€” 7% Cold IPA: An innovative beer unbound by the rules of regular IPA’s. Crisper, cleaner, and curiously crushable, this cold-filtered and lagered stag rides alone. Easily our favourite. All reviewed above 7 with a bunch of 8/10s. ⭐⭐⭐¾

🦈 Party Sharks β€” 6.5% Foggy IPA: Ultra hazy, silky smooth, fruit-forward. A tropical hop experience intended for parties of all shapes and sizes. This was awful. Some even gave it DNF. Steveo rated it a pack low of 0.5. Bill actually had a 6. All others 4 or under. Bleck! ⭐

🐈 Catstronaut β€” 4.5% Session Hazy IPA: An easy-drinking golden-hazed beauty. Dominated by citrus and tropical notes, it’s smooth-bodied and well balanced. Ranked in at 2nd. Lots of good grades 7s and 8s across the board. ⭐⭐⭐½

πŸ“š Illiterate Librarians β€” 5.6% Grapefruit IPA: An American style IPA featuring five different hop varieties and packed with heaps of real grapefruit. Mixed reviews. 6/3/5/6/4/4.5 Generally not favourable. ⭐⭐½

🚐 Van Full Of Weirdos β€” 6.2% Juicy IPA: A Simcoe-heavy IPA packed with bright tropical aromas and brilliant peach and citrus flavours. Ranked 3rd. Mostly 6s. Decent. ⭐⭐⭐

πŸ₯‘ Zane Lost His Avocado Bag β€” 7.6% Brut IPA: Light body, high carbonation, low hop bitterness, and a dry finish makes this champagne-like IPA is a pure delight. Borderline fail. Grades of 5/5.5/5/6.5/4.5/5/4.5 So another meh. ⭐⭐½

The drive home was long. Traffic in Barrie was bad and we stopped in Innisfil for dog training. It was hot. Really hot. I began to question reality. We did get Pizza and DQ in Alliston with Brian however. It was nice to finally crash on the couch and watch Tottenham win.