I miss shag carpeting.
Correction, I missed shag carpeting, as in I was not around for its short-lived and mercifully extinct time frame.
Big overstuffed fluffy blankets, however? I’m totally game. I am not afraid to assert my love exceptionally soft blankets and everything they are.
This is why I was intrigued by Fuzzy Huggers (IPA, 6% ABV) by Magnanimous Brewing. What intrigued me most was the fact that they managed to use the two most luxurious sounding hop names, Vic Secret and Cashmere. I know of breweries that adore Cashmere to an almost unhealthy level, but I’ve never seen anybody play with them both.
And my goodness, was this beer as luxuriously soft as it promised to be. It definitely qualifies as a New England IPA, with a thick, lightly orange juice-colored hue and an aroma big on notes of tangerine, orange, and lemon.
The flavor, oddly enough, is as soft and pillowy as a New England IPA could possibly be. It is amazingly refreshing, with big citrus notes that are just hoppy enough to know that hops were used, but there is no overpresent bitterness at all. It manages to stay just south of crossing that hoppy line in the sand, and I’m still amazed they were able to make a beer this nuanced.
Is it as warm and wonderful and inviting as one of my super soft blankets? Yes it is. I’m just going to say it and I think that it’s amazing to behold. Does it make me want to crack open a beer?
No. I’m exhausted. I want to go to sleep.
Drink Florida Craft,
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