TIP HOP SPRUCE WHITE IPA – Dead Frog Brewery


From Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove comes their “TIP HOP SPRUCE WHITE IPA”.  The beer pours a golden orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of orange, tropical fruits, citrus rind, toffee, wheat, spruce, pine, resin and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 55.  This is an interesting new beer from Dead Frog Brewery and I recommend it if you like either a spuce beer or a white IPA.

Commercial Description:   A JUICY WHITE IPA BREWED WITH FRESH PICKED SPRUCE TIPS AND SIMCOE HOPS TO PROVIDE A TROPICAL PINE AROMA THAT’S FOLLOWED BY A CRISP, GOLDEN MALT PROFILE.

Food pairing as per brewery: CEDAR PLANK SALMON, ASIAGO CHEESE, SPRING SALAD

 

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Full Time IPA – Beau’s All Natural Brewing


From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario comes their “Full Time IPA”.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head and floaties.  The aroma consists of citrus, grapefruit, pine, mild malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of herbal hops, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pith, pine, caramel and medium bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.7% with an IBU of 60.  Beau’s All Natural Brewing knows how to make a tasty beer and this one is no different.

Commercial Description:  Full Time I.P.A. pours hazy deep gold with a dense white foam. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and pine abound. The flavour mirrors the aroma impressions with pronounced juicy fruit. A balanced bitterness underpins the flavour. This medium bodied ale finishes dry with lingering hop and fruit notes.

Food pairing as per brewery:  Chipotle & mango salsa with spiced tortilla chips, BBQ beef burgers with caramelized onions and sharp cheddar, ginger-cookie-&-cream-cheese ice cream sandwich.

Twenty Pounder Double IPA – Driftwood Brewing


From Driftwood Brewing out of Victoria BC comes their “Twenty Pounder Double IPA”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head that leaves lacing on the glass.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, caramel and some floral hops.  The flavour is of mango, pineapple, tropical fruits, sweetness, resin, pine, caramel and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 9%.  With tons of fruit flavours and hops bitterness this is a really tasty Double IPA and well worth finding a bottle or three of it.

Commercial Description:  An agent of delivery for hops! As always, we believe in balance, so the double-shwack of hops is supported by a dense-but-clean malt base. Huge fruit in the form of mango, passionfruit, guava, citrus and pine makes this a hop head’s delight.

The Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire – Dead Frog Brewery


From Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove comes their “The Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire”.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, coffee, pine, citrus and some floral hops.  The flavour is of roasted malts, coffee, earth, pine a hint of citrus and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 50.  I was hoping for a little more fruit characteristic but I did quite enjoy this brew.

Commercial Description:  SPARKS FLY WHEN BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOPS MEET A DARING AND ROASTED MALT BASE.  THE HOP FLAVOURS AND AROMAS OF A POWERHOUSE IPA ARE BALANCED PERFECTLY WITH THE DEPTH AND INTRICACY OF A COMPLEX DARK ALE.

Food pairing as per the brewery:  GRILLED PORK, SPICY CHICKEN TACOS, SWISS CHEESE

 

New Wave Milkshake IPA – Bieres Jukebox


From Bieres Jukebox subcontracted at Oshlag Brasserie & Distillerie in Montreal comes their “New Wave Milkshake IPA”.  Thanks to Cee of Beer & Other Shhh Podcast for this beer!  The beer pours a very cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange juice, tropical fruits like mango and pineapple and some mild lactose.  The flavour is of orange juice, pineapple, mango, vanilla with some grain, resin, pine, lactose and a mild bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.1% with an IBU of 50.  This Milkshake IPA is not as sweet as some but it is quite on point with tones of fruit flavours and a lower than average bitterness.  I really enjoyed this beer and am stoked I had the opportunity to try it out!

Commercial Description:  No time for the flat iron! Take out your hairspray, adorn your prettiest magenta glitter vest and vibrate in tune with the hippest synthesizer in town!  Jukebox New Wave Milkshake IPA is in the house!  With its opaque orange juice-ish hue, its decadent tropical hoppiness and its luscious lactose and vanilla sweetness, it will knock the white socks off of even the most seasoned IPA enthusiast.