Though friends since childhood, Doc and Barley rarely get an opportunity to sample beers together anymore. Between wives, kids, pets, home maintenance, full-time jobs and that pesky 1,200 miles of geographic distance, they’re lucky if they can get together one or two times a year to crack into some suds. But thanks to the limitless powers of the intertubes, our intrepid heroes can digitize themselves a la Tron and enter a Virtual Tasting Room together. While their avatars may not necessarily mimic their actual physical appearances (Doc is MUCH bluer in person), at least it gives them an opportunity to crack open a bomber of beer together and describe the results for Alehead Nation.
For our first Virtual Tasting Note, Doc and Barley are sharing a bottle of Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA. Does it live up to its billing as the “best IPA in America”? Our two digital drinkers will be the judge of that.
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Editor’s Note: This is actually our second video tasting note, but the first was a “solo” effort as opposed to this joint venture. For the earlier video tasting note on the classic Ommegang Dubbel, click here.