Kushy brew

Couch Kush, Track 7 Brewing Company

Double IPAs are no joke. The heavy hoppiness makes them decadent and filling. So when I heard that Track 7 Brewing Company combined this extra hoppy spirit with the flavors of cannabis terpenes (aromatic oils), I was intrigued. Enter Couch Kush ($7), an Imperial New England-style IPA brewed with Zkittlez (an indica-dominant blend of Grape Ape and Grapefruit terpenes). It’s bitter at first, but sweet on the finish with citrus notes perfect for the warming weather. It’s also no slouch at 9.1 % alcohol by volume, but the brew is so smooth and refreshing it’s sure easy to throw back a few. Maybe that’s just the power of terpenes. 5090 Folsom Blvd, track7brewing.com/the-other-side.—Jeremy Winslow