From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Juicy Tropical Hopped Sour”. The beer pours an orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruits, semi sweet notes and tartness. The flavour is of tropical fruit, tartness, grain and some sweetness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5%. This would be an amazing brew for a summer patio. Lets hope this one sticks around.
From Oceanside California’s Belching Beaver Brewery in Collaboration with the rock group Deftones comes there “Phantom Bride IPA”. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, sweetness, pine, resin and floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruits, citrus, melon, basically juicy hops, pine, resin, mild malts and a bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7.1% with an IBU of 70. I was a big fan of the Deftones in my past and I have heard great things of Belching Beaver Brewery and this beer delivered.
Commercial Description: Named after the ethereal song by the one and only Deftones, Phantom Bride IPA is a blend of Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops delicately balanced for the perfectly drinkable mix of citrus and hoppy goodness. A truly original Deftones/ Belching Beaver collaboration envisioned by Chino Moreno and skillfully crafted by Thomas Peters. Sit back, put on your headphones and drink away.
From Port Moody’s The Parkside Brewery comes their “Tropical Milkshake ISA” their Anniversary beer. The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruits, juicy hops, lactose and floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruits, juicy, lactose, resin, earth, dank hops and some bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 40. More dank and bitter than your average Milkshake IPA but I quite enjoyed it.
From Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert comes their “Kazu Maru IPA”. The beer pours a fairly hazy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of lots of fruit notes including citrus and grapefruit and floral hops. The flavour is of juicy citrus, grapefruit, stone fruit, earth, resin and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.7% with an IBU of 75. Its always nice to see a big fairly challenging IPA being made in the middle of nowhere!
Commercial Description: The fishing vessel Kazu Maru disappeared from the waters of Owase, Japan in 1985. A year and a half later it was found across the Pacific near Owase’s sister city Prince Rupert. Here it was lovingly restored and honoured. To this day the boat sits in the park across the street from the brewery. This bold yet balanced IPA is a salute to those who have fallen in love with the sea, and who have given their life to it. Out of chaos comes beauty.
From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Hot Take Zero IBU IPA”. This IPA has zero IBU do to adding all the hops after the boil. The beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma consists of tons of tropical very juicy fruits, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of mango, pineapple, citrus, juicy, caramel with floral and herbal hops but absolutely no bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7% with an IBU of 0. This is a really tasty beer but will be very confusing for people that expect a bitter beer when they drink an IPA. Keep up the amazing experimentation Twin Sails! This beer is discussed on the new IPA episode of Pacific Beer Chat.
Commercial Description: Hot Take is our Zero IBU IPA. We threw a ton of hops into this beer but managed to keep the IBU at zero by adding all of the hops after the boil. That meant, two huge dry hoppings as well as lupulin powder added during the whirlpool and recirculated during the last dry hop. Doing this allows the beer to keep all of that big fruity hop flavour and aroma with out any of the bitter flavour.