Laguntis Maxius IPA is a great IPA. It has a ton of citrus flavor and aroma, and is extremely hoppy. It is still a well balanced beer with a lot of sweetness from the malts. This beer is good with food or on it's own. I highly recommend this if you are an IPA fan.
Recently, I've had a craving for scotch. Not wanting to spend the big bucks on Glenfiddich, I decided to try Dewar's 12 year old, double barrel aged scotch. Upon opening the bottle I noticed it smelled more like a bourbon than a scotch. Mixing it with water, I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth it was. Again, it did have similarities to a bourbon, but still had some of the classic peat, almost smokey flavors of a good scotch. I also tried a little "neat." It was still very smooth, and picked up a ton of flavor from the barrels it was aged in. The was great vanilla flavor with some interesting caramel flavor. Why this is still not in the same level as a Glenfiddich, it is still a very tasty, respectable scotch, and a nice way to bring in the new year.