Speakeasy Double Daddy IPA

June 23, 2010

I loved this beer.  It was to my tastebuds a typical West Coast Imperial IPA: High Alcohol (9.5% ABV), caramel malts, and hoppy as a mofo, with some mango and orange peel mixed in there as well.  The Speakeasy Double Daddy IPA poured a cloudy orange with nice head retention.  Mr. JK loved this one too.  We paired it with some skirt steak and broccoli rabe*, and it was fantastic, 8/10.

*MR. JK and I have perfected the art of cooking greens.  We blanche the greens (in this instance, broccoli rabe) in rapidly boiling salted water, then plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking, and then drained and squeezed to get as much water out of there as possible.  With broccoli rabe, the peeled stems are added first to cook them some more than the leaves, which cook quickly. Minced garlic and ginger are tossed into a hot wok with some sesame oil and cooked quickly, and then the greens are added to the wok, along with some super hot pickled peppers that Mr. JK picked up on one of his Chinatown excursions.  Tasty stuff!


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