Red IPA – Postmark Brewing

East Vancouver has yet another craft brewery!  Welcome Postmark Brewing located in Railtown a neighborhood in East Vancouver to the local scene.  Their first of 4 staple beers to be ready for sampling is their “Red IPA”.  The beer pours a reddish amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, fruits, sweet malts and some floral hops.  The flavour is of a fruitiness including some orange and citrus with pine, hops bitterness, caramel and some mild roasty malts.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% with an IBU of 50.  If this beer an indication of what can be expected from Postmark Brewing then people better take notice as this is one mighty tasty beer.

Commercial Description:  An American IPA full flavoured and well-balanced with a reddish amber color.  The beer is medium bodied with a balancing malt backbone,  The specific combination of hops leads to a citrus, tropical fruit aroma and flavour, with a subtle bitterness.  The IBUs, or international bittering unites, are on the low end of the spectrum at 50, with very little residual bitter hop flavor after taste.  This IPA is built to be enjoyed in volume not test your hop endurance threshold.  The hop and malt aromas intensify as the beer warms.

Food Pairing as per brewery:  Curry, spicy Mexican, strong cheese, sweet deserts.

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