Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Export Patient
Posted by Bull E. Vard
This is what I think of when I see Schlafly Export IPA. I don't think there's a more evocative beer bottle label than what appears on Export IPA. But, Export IPA also has substance. It's one of my favorite IPA's for the springtime and seems like a perfect accompaniment for a good WWII era movie not set in the war. Export IPA is more of an English style IPA than an American hop bomb IPA, so it brings some sweetness to counter the piney flavor. It's eminently drinkable and enjoyable.
I can imagine Ralph Fiennes climbing out of his bi-plane, opening up a leather trunk, pulling out a map and an Export IPA to drink. Or I can just imagine that I'm Ralph Fiennes in "The English Patient" (before he got all burned up) while I'm drinking a sixer.
Sixers of the Ralph Fiennes of beers are now available at your favorite KC package store.