“Point Break” is a 1991 crime film directed by Kathryn Bigelow with script by W. Peter Iliff. It stars Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty, and Gary Busey. The film follows Johnny Utah (Reeves) who is an undercover FBI agent who is investigating a series of bank robberies that may be connected to a group of surfers. Bodhi’s (Swayze), the leader of the surfers, philosophy on life and the quest for the ultimate rush brings Johnny into conflict with his job. The film is great on action – surfing, sky diving, and shoot outs. This film is a cult classic.
The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies approves of Georgetown Brewing’s decision to make two different beers to go with this film – Johnny Utah Pale Ale and Bodhizafa India Pale Ale. It is my understand that the team at Georgetown Brewing loves this film.
Johnny Utah Pale Ale has an ABV of 5.6%. It is a hazy yellow-orange with a big frothy head. It has heavy grapefruit, citrus, and resin on the nose. It has a pronounced grapefruit and pine taste with grassy notes. It has a medium body, moderate carbonation, and crisp dry finish. It is refreshing and easy. If you identify with the green FBI agent who is pushed into a group of thrill seekers this is the beer for you. It will easily bring you comfortably back after a wild ride.
Bodhizafa India Pale Ale has an ABV of 6.9%. This beer is a hazy amber with a thinner head. It smells of oranges, passion fruit, and bread. It tastes of citrus and tropical fruits with a touch of oats and green grass and herbs. It has a lighter mouthfeel and less bitterness to it than other IPAs. This is a great juicy IPA. If you identify with the adrenaline junkies in this film, you will love its well-made rush of flavor.