I can’t say conclusively whether it’s more time having passed or whether it’s having tasted more “homebrew” IPAs at the weekend, but tonight Flasher tastes MUCH better – enough that it has become the favourite of all my beers.

I think there may have been a difference between my idea of an “IPA” (commercial IPAs) and those brewed by the homebrew community – the later has a much stronger hop taste which can be unnerving at first, but once you get used to it there’s no turning back. Just like when you can no longer eat food without chili.

I think I’m starting to become a hop addict. Just like I’m a chili addict.