Most of my friends know: a) I don’t watch sports, b) I don’t drink beer. You might wonder why I’ve written a post about a beer dedicated to the fans of a football team?
Here’s why. The Seahawks are in the Superbowl–again. All of Seattle is decked out in blue and green. Everywhere you look there are 12th man flags. This is why I’ve been feeling a bit like Scrooge of the Emerald City. So when I saw Dick’s Brewing Company’s 12 Man Pale Ale, I had to buy a case. Plus it was $4.99 at the Grocery Outlet, for a case of 12 (naturally!). How could I go wrong?
Dick’s Brewing Company describes 12 Man Pale Ale as follows:
A mild and pleasant ale with a touch of residual sweetness. 12 Man Pale Ale is a solid, easy drinking beer that goes down smooth but doesn’t sacrifice on flavor. Caramel and Munich specialty malts are combined with premium northwest 2-row malted barley to create a light copper color. We add just enough hops for a delicate bitterness, subdued hop flavor and a nice aroma. Fermentation with our house yeast creates a fine English style ale approachable by the beer drinking Sports Fan.
Of course I also needed input from Big Papa, my resident beer afficianado. Tasting notes per Big Papa (without having read Dick’s notes first):
Light bitter aroma. Pleasantly hoppy. A hint of citrus. Light on the palate. Hoppy finish. A tad effervescent (as one might expect with a fermented beverage). Pleasantly refreshing.
So drink up Seahawks fans! Happy Superbowl–and GO HAWKS!
Take the road less traveled, Beth