Stuck working in damn Houston Texas, on my damn birthday no less, no family or friends (except y'all of course) and it's humid as all get out. I have possibly the worlds largest beer selection just down the road at Spec's Wharehouse and decided on some ice cold beer.
First I'm trying a 24oz, 6.7%, 2009 Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop Ale. It is excellent. The head is really soft and creamy light brown. This is very hoppy, but also has some nuts and spice to it that keeps it from being overly bitter. Some citrus flavors also, but just a hint. I don't like fruity beers too much and normally gravitate towards the bitter, hoppy beers, but this one has a great balance of flavors. Says it's a mix of New Zealand hops and N. American malts. Highly recommended.
Also got an old friend, Arrogant Bastard Ale. He ain't never failed me yet. Cheers!