I was at my local liquor store yesterday and for the first time I bought a big beer. One Liter of local craft brew 6% Devils Elbow IPA from Howe sound Brewing in Squamish BC (pronounced Skwah-mish near Whistler Mt for you skiers). I'm a fan of IPA's but there has to be more than just hops. This beer was sweet yet hoppy but not too malty (then again I think black coffee is sweet). The head lasted for the entire suckling session. Damn it was good. Now I have my cloning work cut out for me.
Here's a pic. In the Heineken bottle is my first Lager which I bottled tonight. In the back ground is my Guinness clone which a racked to the secondary tonight. I was drinking that IPA so I screwed up and used DME to prime the Lager. I imagine it will taste malty, oh well its not like I'm going to pour it out.