So, the other day i woke up and to my joyous disbelief i had absolutely nothing to do. I thought hey I’ll call a buddy, but I quickly realized, as it was a monday, that all my friends were either at school or working. Shit, what could i do? It came upon me like a wave against water, time to visit my non-corporeal Bro’s! NATURE AND BEER! SO i quickly drove to a special park among 100+ year fir trees where forest met mountains, and mountains met ocean, a place where I undertook something I’d never forget… a flat 2 hour round trip hike, it was pleasant.
I trudged along noting how the roots of the tree’s slowly coiled around forgotten bricks, the remnants of a bygone time. A placed rock path, a small brick retaining wall, and a out of place monstrously overgrown ornamental bush i believe is a rhodadendron is all that remained of what was a oceanside colonial community.
Oh wait there was also this whole heritage house:
After pausing to consider “change” and the relative dominance and immortality of nature versus humanity i got over myself and took a break at the end of my short jaunt into the woods. Upon taking time to sit and look out i realized it was time to say hello to my other friend.
The beer itself is sold as product of a ever increasingly vertically integrating profit orientated company. Why did i explain it that way? I thought it would be worth contrasting my apparent existentialism against some hard economic terms to y’know show my dynamism, diversity yo. Tangent aside this beer is made with hops grown by Rogue itself… ALL 7 OF THEM! So, was it 7 hop bitter, or 7 hop good, or 7 hop complexed? No, because hop variety count is not a measure of anything. So, what was this beer then? A pretty good if not standard ale. Its a crisp well balanced ale, with plenty of hop bitterness without destroying the pallet. There is a slight hoppy aftertaste but i really can’t taste the stated 90 IBUs. Now you may say Wait which 7 hops did they use? I would reply “I dunno, it wasn’t stated on the bottle and there was less internet in the forest than you might expect”. So all in all great hike, decent beer, smiles abound!
Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA- 3.5/5