Washington Nationals (77-47) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (58-67)
Friday 7:05, Edwin Jackson vs. Oh No, It's KK
Saturday 7:05, Gio Gonzalez vs. Roy Halladay
Sunday 1:35, Jordan Zimmermann vs. Cliff Lee
The Nationals have been in first place all season long and will continue to be. Of course, they stand a good chance to getting beat in the NLDS because they're retarded and are shutting Strasburg down, but whatever, their loss...literally. Jayson Werth is back in the lineup. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting again. Michael Morse's 2011 wasn't a fluke. Ian Desmond is off the DL. Adam LaRoche is still driving in run. Tyler Clippard , Sean Burnett, Ryan Mattheus, Mike Gonzalez, and Craig Stammen do a great job in the bullpen. Their rotation is what the Phillies was last year- dominant. You know, they're good, best record in baseball.
Got a variety case of Magic Hat, because I was in the mood for some different brews. Of the 4 beers in the pack, #9 was the only one I've had before.
#9- A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A beer brewed clandestinely and given a name whose meaning is never revealed. Why #9? Why, indeed. A sort of dry, crisp, fruity, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it.
My take- not my favorite of the Magic Hat offerings, but that's just this beer enthusiasts opinion. This is one of their flagship beers and their best seller, so they must be doing something right.
Hocus Pocus- Our take on the classic summer wheat beer. It’s a light, crisp ale for mowing lawns, hitting lazy fly balls and communing with nature. Glowing like brilliant rays of golden sun, its malty sweetness finishes tart and crisp. Hocus Pocus is best appreciated with a wedge of orange. Offered as a sacrifice to cloudless days.
My take- loved it, great summer brew. I wanted to just sit back and drink a 6-pack of these. Refreshing and crisp with a great balanced full flavored attack on your taste buds that you don't always get from a wheat beer.
Hex- Hex is a malty amber ale offering hints of toffee and caramel with its slightly smoky finish.
My take- I'm not really much of an Oktoberfest/Marzen guy, but this is Magic Hat's "Ourtoberfest" and is actually an ale. It definitely surprised me. Also, the logo is awesome, so it joined my bottle collection.
Hi. P.A.- is a medium-bodied groove with a fresh and fruitful nose of tympanic temptation. It begins and ends with a big hop bite that is itself forever balanced on the brink by a steady rhythm of malt. Dry-hopped for extra quenching in the face of heat and beat, it’s an ideal accompaniment to chilling out, turning inward or sailing onward through the music of the night toward the dawn of the mind. It’s the liquid way to say be here now lest you never come this way again.
My take- India Pale Ale fans need to get their lips on one of these. Floral/fruit notes in both the nose and taste. Hops are balanced well with malts, no bitter aftertaste. Yellow/gold in color with white head and that has lacing effect.