I paid a quick visit to Rattle & Hum, on 33rd Street in Manhattan. As always, the list of 40 drafts was a bit overwhelming, though the printed menu divides things up neatly by style, approximate IBU, portion size, RateBeer rating, ABV and State or Country. As it happens, I struck gold twice.
Light orangy amber in the glass with a medium off yellow head. It has a nice citrusy hop aroma with just a hint of malt. The flavor starts with orange and orange peel, opens into attention grabbing hops and what seems like a bit of crystal malt. The medium mouthfeel shows slight silkiness. The finish just brings it all together in beautiful balance. Great non-hop-bomb IPA. 7.5% ABV, 70 IBU
A Belgian Strong Ale, this pours peach with an ample bubbly head. The rich apricot brandy nose has lots of yeast masking bready malt. The flavor is super malty with candy and fruit, mouth filling and palette coating. Absolutely delicious lingering through a long finish drying out a little on the end. 8.5% ABV
I said that the 40 draft choices are a bit overwhelming (never mind the bottle choices!). The printed list is 8-1/2 x 14 inches, landscape mode, 3 columns wide. As for the chalk board version (get your magnifying glass here, and I apologize for the crappy quality):