Midway ISA – Goose Island Beer Company


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.

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Hazy White IPA – Field House Brewing


From Field House Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Hazy White IPA”.  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consisted of orange and general citrus notes but juicy in general with wheat hints.  The flavour is of orange, mild tropical fruits, citrus rind, spices, wheat, mild bitterness and some yeast but not super juicy overall.  The alcohol content comes in at 7% with 30 IBU.  While not super juicy this is a really enjoyable hazy IPA.

Commercial Description:  This juicy wheat beer was infused with the freshly squeezed juice and zest of hundreds of lemons and oranges during multiple stages of the brewing process. Adding hops, juice and coriander during fermentation gives us the extra flavour and hazy appearance that makes this white IPA so luscious.

 

Sartori Harvest IPA (2017 Edition)- Driftwood Brewing


Well it is that time of year again! Driftwood Brewing out of Victoria BC has brought us their 2017 version of their wet hopped “Sartori Harvest IPA”.  In traditional fashion I could not find this beer in Vancouver but I did find it while in Kelowna.  The beer poured a fruity tropical notes with floral and herbal middle and some pine at the end.  The flavour is of mild resin and bitterness, herbal notes, mild hint of malts with mild tropical fruits and a pine finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 7%.  I was happy to finally really enjoy a bottle of this as the last few years it didn’t do it for me.  I hope next years batch is as good or better than this version.

Commercial Description:  This wet-hopped IPA can only be brewed once a year when, in the midst of the hop harvest, fresh Centennial hops are spirited from Sartori Cedar Ranch near Chilliwack to our Brew Kettle in Victoria. Sartori’s fresh hops have a delicious profile unique to the patch of land they cultivate in the Columbia Valley making this limited release singular and remarkable.

 

19 IPA – Vancouver Island Brewing


From Victoria BC’s Vancouver Island Brewing comes their “19 IPA” actually an India Session Ale.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruit, bready malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of mild resin, citrus, mild tropical fruit, bread and caramel malts, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 47.  While calling it an IPA is a miss representation it is a pretty darn tasty India Session Ale.

Commercial Description:  Tropical in taste with floral notes, this everyday IPA was made to accompany you on any adventure.

Bread Winner Multigrain IPA – Twin Sails Brewing


From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Bread Winner Multigrain IPA”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, orange, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus rind, orange, mild tropical fruits, grains, dankness from the hops and medium bitterness.  This one has tons of body.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 50.  This is anouther winning East Coast IPA from Twin Sails Brewing and you shouldn’t miss it.

Commercial Description:  Bread Winner – Multigrain IPA double dry hopped with Simcoe, Columbus & Centennial. We brewed this beer with a combination of barley, wheat, rye, oats and spelt. Expect a rich creamy mouth feel from the complex 5 grain malt profile combined with big fruity and dank hop aromas. This is definitely one of the more complex IPAs we’ve brewed to date.

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