From Goose Island Beer Company out of Chicago Illinois comes their “Midway India Session Ale”. The beer pours an orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of mild tropical fruit, melon and some sweetness. The flavour is of mild tropical fruits, melon, herbal and low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 30. Much like many ISA’s I wish this beer had some malt presence but it was pretty tasty.
Commercial Description: Paying tribute to the city we call home, Midway IPA is sessionable and refreshing, or as we like to refer to it – easy drinking. With a lower ABV, balanced IBU’s, and a tropical fruit aroma, make Midway your new go-to, have more than one, easy drinking IPA.
From Collective Arts Brewing in Hamilton Ontario comes their “IPA NO5″ a New England style Double IPA. The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruits, pineapple, melon, juicy notes, sweetness, candi sugar, mild bitterness and some alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 8.2%. This was a really good brew even if it is not the full murk of the style.
Commercial Description: The 5th in our IPA Series. New England Double Dry Hopped Double IPA. Brewed with massive amounts of Simcoe and Citra hops, this IPA comes in at 8.2% ABV.
From Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes the “Ascension Triple IPA”. The beer pours a cloudy deep orange with an off white head. The aroma consists of melon, tropical fruits, candy sugar, floral hops and alcohol. The flavour is of melon, tropical fruits, mango, candy sugar, honey, pine, resin, bitterness and alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 11% with an IBU of 70. For the ABV this stuff is ridiculously drinkable. I recommend picking up at least a bottle of this.
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 Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Huge Citrus Hazy Pale”. The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruit, melon and some sweetness in the finish. The flavour is of melon, citrus, tropical, grapefruit, orange peel, some mild biscuit, hops bitterness and resin. The alcohol content comes in at 6.1% with an IBU of 35. This is a pretty cool release from Moody Ales and I hope they keep up the Hazy releases.
Commercial Description: Inspired by the hazy beers that all you kids are going crazy for these days, our brewer Sho started working on this recipe over a year ago. He had never tasted a North East Pale but decided to brew something similar. After some experimentation he landed on using typical North West hops and leaving out the oats and lactose sugar commonly used in that style. Those decisions leave us with a very juicy, well balanced beer with a lighter body than it’s North East cousins. Huge Citrus gets a massive addition of Cascade and Mosaic late in the brew, and is then dry-hopped with copious amounts of Cascade and Mosaic hops while the yeast is still active, leaving a Huge Citrus aroma and flavour – notes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, orange, grapefruit & pomelo. We used Sacc Trois yeast to ferment this beer to really increase the juicyness, hazyness and to add a bit of funk. This medium to light bodied beer is very well balanced, juicy, not sweet and VERY crushable.