Double IPA 128 – Farnham Ale & Lager


From Farnham Ale & Lager in Farnham Quebec comes their “Double IPA 128”.  Thanks to Cee of Beer & Other Shhh Podcast for this beer!  The beer pours a copper orange colour with a beige head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grass, pine and some bready and caramel malt notes.  The flavour is of herbal hops, citrus, mild pine, resin, bitterness, earth, caramel and some mild alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 7% with an IBU of 128.  I really enjoyed this beer and I am just happy I managed to get my hands on a can of it!

 

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Artisan IPA – Bowen Island Brewing


From Bowen Island Brewing now brewed in Kamloops by Kamloops Brewing Company comes their”Artisan IPA”.  The beer pours a copper colour with a beige head.  The aroma consists of floral and herbal hops with a hint of caramel.  The flavour is of herbal hops, caramel, brown sugar sweetness, some mild citrus and mild bitterness.  The alchol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 45.  This IPA could use some work as its quite low on the flavour compared to most IPA’s but its a good choice on a budget for sure.

Commercial Description:  This light golden IPA starts with a hoppy bitterness, followed by a medium level of maltiness and body, finishing with a refreshingly fruity grapefruit flavour.

Hazy Daze North East IPA – Howe Sound Brewing


From Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes the “Hazy Daze North East IPA”.  The beer pours a mildly hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, pineapple, citrus and floral hops.  The flavour is packed with fruit including tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, citrus, stone fruit, resin, herbal hops and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 25.  Howe Sound Brewing has once again created anouther tasty seasonal.

Commercial Description:  “Hazy Daze North East IPA is packed full of as many hops as we could get in it. Brewing techniques, the use of malted oats, and a massive dry hop give this IPA big tangerine, grapefruit, nectarine, melon, guava, mango peel, sweet white grape must, and berry notes. This beer is completely focused on hop flavour and aroma and best enjoyed as fresh as possible!” – Simon Jongsma, head brewer.

Food pairing as per brewery:  The beer has a lot of flavour and aroma so should not be paired with anything too strong. Good complement to fruit dishes, light salads, and more delicate meats marinated with citrus and mild herb seasonings. It’s a perfect beer for summer sipping and al fresco dining.

West Coast IPA – Trading Post Brewing


From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “West Coast IPA”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, citrus, tropical fruit and pine.  The flavour is of herbal hops, resin, pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, earth and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 61.  I am glad to see more options from Trading Post being bottled.  This was a great West Coast India Pale Ale.

Commercial Description:   Crafted in the West Coast tradition, this Special IPA is brewed with Superior Pilsner malt, 6 different hop varieties and 3 dry hop additions. Flavours of tropical fruit, pomelo and grapefruit evolve into pine and resin bitterness on the finish. Balanced by a medium malt body, this is West Coast IPA at its finest.

Kool Koala Double IPA – Twin Sails Brewing


From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Kool Koala Double IPA”.  This is the breweries second release from their new brewery only release.  The beer pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, very mild malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of and lots of hops bitterness, citrus, tons of tropical fruit with a mild alcohol finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.2%.  This is just anouther amazing release from Twin Sails Brewing!

Commercial Description:  Kool Koala joins our tasting room only DIPA series today. This one was heavily dry hopped with Galaxy, Motueka and Summer. These Aussie and Kiwi hops put forward huge tropical fruit on the nose with candy and tropical fruit on the palate. At 8.2% ABV, this one is way too crushable. Like our first TR only release, this one is very limited and likely will not make it past the weekend. Limit of 2 flats per person.