From Duncan BC’s Red Arrow Brewing comes their “Threesome Ale” a beer combining Hemp, hibiscus and honey. The beer pours a reddish colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of honey, hibiscus, herbal notes and a sweetness. The flavour is of herbal from hops or hemp, hibiscus tea, honey some mild bitterness and a mild sweetness in the finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5.3%. Maybe not amazing but it was an enjoyable mix of flavours to be sure. I wouldn’t hesitate to try it again for sure.
From Duncan BC’s Red Arrow Brewing comes their “Idle Hands Oaked Orange Ale”. The beer pours a brown colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of orange, oak, orange rind and some vanilla. The flavour of orange, more citrus, oak, earth, toffee and vanilla. The alcohol content comes in at 6.66%. I am not really not a fan of orange flavour in beer but I am always excited to get new beers from hard to get breweries in Vancouver. This beer was not really my thing but I am sure that there will be lots of people that quite enjoy this.
Commercial Description: This belly warming brew clocks in at 6.66% and will help ease the chill of those winter nights. A malty ale brewed with candied orange peel and oak, this beer has a warm embrace followed with flavours of orange blossom and vanilla bean.
From Duncan BC’s Red Arrow Brewing comes their “Midnight Umber Ale” an Amber Ale. The beer pours a very deep ruby colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of roasty malts, nuts, toffee and some fruit. The flavour is of roasted malts, sweet fruits, nutty, toffee, caramel and some earth. The alcohol content comes in at 5.1% with an IBU of 33. This is a quite enjoyable amber ale with lots of interesting flavours playing around in your mouth.
Commercial Description: Every brewery needs a guardian. Meet ours, Christopher; the all seeing gargoyle. He’s been watching over the building for years. As the bell tolls in the darkest hour Christopher is always keeping a watchful eye. Midnite Umber Ale pours ruby brown and has notes of candied apricot, toffee and brown sugar balanced by a solid hand of southern hemisphere hops. The best of tease and temptation.
From Duncan BC’s Red Arrow Brewing comes their “Sweet Leaf IPA”. The beer pours a deep amber colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, mild roasty malts and some fruity notes. The flavour is of roasted malts, citrus, tropical fruits, resin, earth and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 65. This IPA is much roastier than most but it is also very tasty. I look forward to getting more of this beer as well as trying more of their offerings.
Commercial Description: Distinct, pungent and floral, Sweet Leaf is an essence of the Island. This IPA is balanced by a medium malt profile and has aromas of stone fruit followed by a tropical, floral hop flavour.