Monday, April 09, 2007

What do you mean by High Gravity?

Tonight, Amy and I went to Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta and I ordered 2 pints of Terrapin Rye Squared. It's brewed in Athens and after the first one, the waitress said "This is a high gravity beer'. Well, about two sips into the second one, my IQ dropped by 30 (and if you know me, you know that I don't have 30 points to spare. It was way too drinkable to have 8.5% alcohol). Be careful. I write this hoping that it will make sense tomorrow when my IQ goes back to a more reasonable number.
Rye Squared

Double the malt, double the hops, and double the flavor of the original Rye Pale Ale recipe. (Hence the name Rye Squared.) With its mammoth hop aroma, bitterness and flavor, this beer is not for the faint at heart. The Rye Squared clocks in at a hefty 8.5% ABV so double your pleasure and double your fun because Terrapin went a little crazy with this one!

Malt: 2-row pale, Munich, Malted Rye, Bisuit Malt, Honey Malt.

Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, East Kent Goldings, Fuggle, Magnum.

IBU's: 80
O.G.: 22.3
ABV: 8.5%

1 comment:

Just Blaze said...

here's another "high gravity beer..."

good ol' steel reel!

211 $5 a 12pk

and even 30 iq points lower you'd still probably be the smartest guy i know Sleazy E.