Tasting: November 23, 2014
Style: Imperial IPA
Beer #: 655
All I See is Green
I’ve said this before – but my wife and kids tolerate a lot when it comes to my quest for limited release craft beer. If we’re on vacation or just on the way somewhere, they’ve just come to accept me saying, “I’m going to make a quick stop”. Yesterday, the family went to New York City for the Christmas show and I felt that while we were walking around town that we might pass (or come close) a craft beer honey hole. A quick on-line search yielded a few names and the closest to our itinerary was a place called The Beer Pantry in Grand Central Station. The station and its grand style is something everyone should see, so it wasn’t a hard sell.
The Beer Pantry really is about the size of the pantry. You couldn’t have more than four people inside at one time. The inventory was separated by light, medium and dark. Because of the space the selection isn’t very big but certainly if you are catching a train and want a nice craft beer for the trip – it fits the bill. I particularly like that the sixteen ounce pour of All I See is Green came in a mason jar with a koozy – made to drink on the go. Sixteen ounces was $7 plus $3 for the glass.
All I Can See Is Green by Other Half is crisp with lemongrass and tangerine rind. A pleasant bitterness that doesn’t overpower while it lingers on the palate. Has just enough sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Has a tad bit of astringent booziness. I’m digging All I See is Green and I’ll put it at a healthy 93 points.
This Friday is the annual Bourbon County Brand Stout release and the family is already on alert that I will be on the look out.