From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes the latest in their “Shiva White IPA”. The beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma consists of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, wheat and floral hops. The flavour is of grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pineapple, wheat, resin and lots of hops bitterness. This beer has a very dry finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 64. If you enjoy a good wheat beer crossed with an IPA this White IPA will be right up your ally. I know that I quite enjoy this beer!
Commercial Description: Shiva: A light and refreshing White IPA that features grapefruit notes and hefty bittering to sastify your hop fix. Featuring Citra, Amarillo, & Ekuanot Hops and a American-Belgo Yeast Blend.
From Surrey’s Russell Brewing comes their “Punch Bowl Grapefruit IPA”. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of grapefruit, lemon, honey and floral hops. The flavour is of grapefruit juice, grapefruit rind, lemon, honey, caramel and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 65. This beer has almost hints of a radler with grapefruit juice added to the brew. Even with the beer being a bit juicy it is a very refreshing IPA and I would bring pick it up again soon.
From Troubled Monk Brewery in Red Deer Alberta comes their “Pesky Pig Pale Ale”. The beer pours a golden to light copper with a white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, mild dankness, grassy, grain and a mild hint of citrus. The flavour is of grassy hops, earth, resin, citrus, grapefruit rind, grain and a fairly good hops bitterness kick at the end. This is a West coast pale ale through and through. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. This beer boarders on some of the IPA’s on the market. It’s good stuff!
Commercial Description: Pesky PIg Pale Ale is named after Francis the Pig who stole the hearts of carnivores and vegetarians alike in the summer of 1990. This 220 pound porker evaded his fate by jumping a wall, navigating the slaughterhouse and escaping into Red Deer’s parkland. It was 5 months before this feral fugitive was finally captured. Raise a glass to the little piggy that never went to market. Rejoice that he left these pastures on his own terms; proving you can’t tame a free spirit.
From Parallel 49 Brewing out of East Vancouver comes the “Tricycle Grapefruit Radler”. The Radler is a style that is exploding in Vancouver currently and is a mixture of beer and some king of fruit juice or pop. The radler pours a very cloudy orange with almost no head. The aroma consists of citrus, grapefruit and finishes semi sweet. The flavour is of citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit rind and lemon. The beer has an almost soda like carbonation. The alcohol content comes in at a low 3.5% alcohol. You will probably not find a more refreshing style of beer for the summer! The low alcohol content and the easy drinking style will make for a summer favourite.