Chinook Red IPA – The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company

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.”