India Pale Lager – Red Collar Brewing

From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Okanagan comes their “India Pale Lager” a growler fill I picked up at the brewery.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, floral hops, mild malts and a noticeable sweetness.  The flavour is of tropical fruit and citrus, some earthiness, thin malts and a pretty strong hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 46.  While not having a huge bitterness this IPL has more of a North West IPA style than the English IPA that Red Collar produces.  I would pick this IPL up at the brewery again any time and if it made its way to bottles I would not hesitate to pick up a bottle either.

Commercial Description:  A new-world take on the Czech-style pilsner. A golden bodied crisp lager fused with citrus and spice aromas from Ahtanum and Amarillo hops.

red collar ipl

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s