Circuitous Double IPA – Pueblo Vida Brewing


From Pueblo Vida Brewing out of Tucson Arizona comes their “Circuitous Double IPA”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of very juicy notes of tropical fruits, pineapple and lots of overall fruit notes.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, citrus, honey, mild resin, some bitterness and alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 8% with an IBU of 60.  This is an extremely good cloudy Double IPA and if you end up in Tucson make sure to grab some soon.

Commercial Description:  DOUBLE IPA BREWED WITH MALTED OATS…HOPPED WITH MOSAIC 3-WAYS (CO2 HOP EXTRACT, HOP PELLETS & LUPULIN POWDER).  TASTING NOTES: MANGO, PEACH, HONEY

 

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120 Min IPA – Dogfish Head Brewery


From Milton, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery comes their “120 Min IPA”.  The beer pours a very deep cloudy orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of alcohol, dark fruit, caramel and sweetness.  The flavour is of candi sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, sweetness, bitterness and alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at around 18% with an IBU of 120.  I am a big fan of Barley Wine and this beer is way more of one than it is an IPA.

Commercial Description:  Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it’s the Holy Grail for hopheads!  We brew 120 Minute IPA a few times a year, but it goes fast. If you find some grab a few bottles — some to enjoy and some to age.  Every Beer Has A Story…

Antipsipation IPA – Red Bird Brewing


From Red Bird Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Antipsipation IPA”.  Packaged products like this can are brewed at Factory Brewing in Vancouver due to the fact Red Bird Brewing is a very small Nano Brewery.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus with some malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, grain, resin and a good bitterness hit.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 65.  This is a nice West Coast style IPA and a nice change of pace with so many IPA’s being of the Juicy variety now.

Commercial Description:  Ever celebrated a journey that’s gone off the rails?  It was 1925 in Kelowna, BC.  Anticipation was high for the city’s first train, and a civic holiday was declared!  Alas, the festivities were cancelled when the train tipped near Brandt’s Creek and couldn’t make it to the party.  Undeterred, a crew got it back on track… and when it pulled into the station the next day, citizens enjoyed ANOTHER holiday.  When things derail, make sure you “cheers!” – preferably twice.

Spruce Willis IPA – Kettle River Brewing Co


From Kettle River Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Spruce Willis IPA” a White IPA with spruce tips. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruit, wheat and floral hops. The flavour is of spruce, resin, citrus rind, citrus, light tropical fruit, wheat yeast and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% and comes from the batch Lot 380. A well made White IPA is a treat and I consider this one in that category. 

Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter – Old Yale Brewing


From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter”.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, lactose and vanilla.  The flavour is of roasted malts, bitter coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, lactose, salt and some ash and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at a cool 6%.  This beer sounds like it would be really sweet but it is only lightly sweet and really tasty on a cold day.

Commercial Description:  The Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter joins our Trailblazer Series; a single batch limited release line that is here today, gone forever (once we sell out of our first and only batch). You can find the new brew NOW, for a limited time in the tasting room (in flights, pours, growler fills and 650 ml. bottles) and in select Private Liquor stores, restaurants and bars.