From Canmore Alberta’s The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company comes their “Chinook Red IPA”. The beer pours a deep amber colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of sweet malts, earth, melon, citrus, toffee and brown sugar. The flavour is of earth, caramel, bread, brown sugar, melon, citrus, pine and mild hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.6%. This is a pretty good Red Ale but I would not classify this as an IPA in the least. There just is not enough hops bitterness for the style.
Commercial Description: Chinook Red IPA is a 6.6% abv ale brewed using three malts (2 Row, Munich, Crystal) and three hops (Chinook, Target, Pallisade). The result is described as a “ruby colored IPA with sweet malt flavours balanced by a big hop presence.”
I had a whole lot of this at a wedding in Banff last summer. I think it was good, then again, I thought my dance moves were good too…
I am sure your dance moves were good man. We all dance better after a few beer! It was a good red ale just not an IPA.
Yeah, seems that beer styles can be pretty subjective at times
You got that right! Central City Brewers & Distillers have made up some interesting styles the last few years lol.