Monday, August 1, 2016

Sisyphus Apogee Perigee Pale Ale

Sisyphus Apogee Perigee Pale Ale. 6.5% ABV. 66 IBU.

Clouded, reddish hue, milky off-white head, leaving lace.

Nose is a tropical "bomb" as the kids like to say, a bomb exploding with mango and pineapple. Sweet and bitter together.

In the mouth: Big hop bitterness, earthy, spicy, and still loaded with tropical/citrus fruit. Great balance, great flavors, loaded up with malt, but bursting with hops. Big time tasty. This is my kind of pale ale. Put this one in the "save" box, guys.

What's that name mean? Here's what Sisyphus tells us: These words are related to space or something and we used Equinox hops in this APA - Which is also kinda spacey.
And here's what I found out on my own:

Apogee: the point in the orbit of a heavenly body, especially the moon, or of a man-made satellite at which it is farthest from the earth.

Perigee: the point in outer space where an object traveling around the Earth (such as a satellite or the moon) is closest to the Earth

Equinox: 1. Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.
2. Either of the two times during a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approximately equal; the vernal equinox or the autumnal equinox.

We learn so much when we drink beer. 


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