“Then what kind of school are you running here, where a boy like Souhel can get these kinds of grades?” In late October, as conflict had broadened throughout the Republic of Croatia, the U.N. secretary-general again designated the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, as the“lead agency” to coordinate humanitarian assistance in an internal conflict zone. Because the UNHCR had managed the large aid effort in northern Iraq earlier in the year, it was the obvious agency to task with the difficult and unfamiliar job of providing aid to besieged or displaced people who, because they hadn’t crossed international borders, lacked the official status of refugees. After some spotty and tangential answers, I finally said,“I can’t get my ideas from my head out.” She nodded: this was a typical response for people suffering from aphasia, a language impairment related to brain injury. I also had something called dysarthria, a motor speech impairment caused by a weakness in the muscles of the face, throat, or vocal cords.
Taste: It’s really hard to groove on the nose of this beer for very long without wanting to take a sip. The aromas just kind of beg you to partake, so I shall. This beer nears 100 theoretical IBUs. As such, you’d expect it to kick the crap out of your pallet and send you home to suck on ice cubes. Not here though. The beer starts with that same sort of tropical sweetness you get in the nose. It’s very soft and easy on the tongue — really enjoyable. Somewhere around mid-pallet the grapefruit/pine/dank taste creeps in, just in time to keep the beer from being cloying or juice-like. The finish is probably the only point in this beer where the bitterness really becomes evident, lingering with a grapefruit pith kind of feel, drying you out ever so slightly, begging you to take another sip. And so I shall.
- Limited, March 2013 Release