Core Sample Northwest IPA – Ridge Brewing Company


From Ridge Brewing Company in Maple Ridge comes their “Core Sample Northwest IPA”.  The beer pours a copper colour with a beige head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, dankness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, lemon, melon, some resin, dankness and medium bitterness that lingers.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.6% with an IBU of 62.  I have to say this is a really refreshing NW IPA and I look forward to finishing my growler.

 

First Descent Northwest IPA – Backroads Brewing Co


From Backroads Brewing Co the newest brewery in Nelson BC comes their “First Descent Northwest IPA”.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of lots of fruit including citrus, semi sweet notes and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, orange, mild tropical fruit, caramel, resin, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 53.  This is definitely a tasty IPA coming out of Nelson BC.  If you find yourself in the Kootenays make sure to check this brewery out.