Me and the V-Man were in Manhattan the other night. He wanted to go to the Apple Store to check out some Ipods, and being a bit of a luddite, especially when it comes to the latest in computer gadgets, he asked me to come along to offer my insights. He was leaning towards a Nano, but was wowed by the Ipod Touch, and has now become an Itunes addict. “Crack-like” is how he describes it.
We decided to stop at the Corner Bistro for a burger and a beer, but the half hour wait for a seat sent us scrambling to the White Horse for some eats. Afterwards, we stopped at the WXOU Bar on Hudson Street. I was looking for the roommate of an old girlfriend who is married to one of the owners, and the V-Man just figured “what the hell, I have nothing to lose.”
I had the Southampton India Pale Ale. This poured a cloudy amber, with a frothy head that left a beautiful belgian lace to the bottom of the glass. Apricots on the aroma, and citrus fruit on the taste, not overly bitter, dry with a gorgeous mouth feel, this is a helluva beer. I am giving it an 8.5/10.