From Fernie BC’s Fernie Brewing comes the “Lone Wolf IPA”. The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, fruity notes of citrus, sweetness and caramel. The flavour is of caramel, resin, fruity citrus, sweetness, bitterness and lots of pine. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 65. This is definitely an enjoyable IPA and I would recommend picking up a bottle for yourself.
Commercial Description: This IPA has four select malts in combination with four classic hop varieties & time honored traditional brewing methods including dry hopping, resulting in a golden ale with exceptional flavour & complexity. A true IPA in every sense. A well balanced N.W. IPA with Cascade/Centennial Final and Dry Hopping for that citral finish.
From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “West Coast IPA”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, citrus, tropical fruit and pine. The flavour is of herbal hops, resin, pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, earth and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 61. I am glad to see more options from Trading Post being bottled. This was a great West Coast India Pale Ale.
Commercial Description: Crafted in the West Coast tradition, this Special IPA is brewed with Superior Pilsner malt, 6 different hop varieties and 3 dry hop additions. Flavours of tropical fruit, pomelo and grapefruit evolve into pine and resin bitterness on the finish. Balanced by a medium malt body, this is West Coast IPA at its finest.
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.
With the Release of the sequel to my favourite hockey movie on Friday March 17th 2017 Goon Last of the Enforcers, Bomber Brewing in Vancouver made “The Code East Coast IPA” and its Official. The beer pours a mildly cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of pineapple, citrus, caramel and dank hops. The flavour is of resin, pineapple, citrus, overall fairly juicy with caramel, pine and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.9% with an IBU of 69 just like our favourite goon Doug Glatt’s number. Pick up a six pack soon and go see the movie in theatres in Canada now!
From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Big Boy Pants Double IPA”. This is the breweries first release from their new brewery only release. The beer pours an orange colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, herbal, citrus and some resin. The flavour is of dank hops, resin, herbal hops, earth, pine, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 8.1% with an IBU of 65. This is an amazing Double IPA and I look forward to more from this line.
Commercial Description: Big Boy Pants is the first of a series of very heavily hopped Double IPAs. This beer was hopped with over 6lbs per barrel using Simcoe, Apollo & Columbus hops and finished with Mosaic lupulin powder. If you’ve ever wondered what putting your head into a bag of hops was like, take a whiff of this beer and you’ll get a pretty good idea.