The Code East Coast IPA – Bomber Brewing


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!

 

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Big Boy Pants Double IPA – Twin Sails Brewing


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.

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Blood Alley Extra Special Bitter – Russell Brewing


From Surrey’s Russell Brewing comes their “Blood Alley Extra Special Bitter”.  The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of caramel, mild roasted malts, fruit and floral hops.  The flavour is of roasted malts, caramel, grapefruit, pine, resin and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 50.  While this is not your typical ESB because the bitterness is a bit to high I quite enjoy it.

Commercial Description:  Blood Alley Bitter is an Extra Special Bitter named after a notorious cobblestone laneway in Vancouver’s Gastown district. At 50 IBU’s this beer is slightly higher in bitterness than the average ESB but it is well-balanced by the rich, roasted malt flavours.
Stylistically, the malt side is very English, but the hops are all floral US varieties. Brewed with only the best including: 2-row Pilsner malt, Flaked Barley, UK Crystal Malt, and a touch of UK Chocolate Malt. We use Columbus hops in the brew kettle, and dry hop with Cascade and Willamette.  PART OF THE RUSSELL BREWMASTER SERIES – a succession of small batch beers crafted for an unconventional beer drinker.

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Slam Dank IPA – Twin Sails Brewing


From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Slam Dank IPA” hopped with Mosaic, Columbus and Apollo hops.  This beer pours a cloudy orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of very dank hops almost reminiscent of a grow op, resin, floral grassy hops, tropical fruit and citrus.  The flavour is of orange, tropical fruits, caramel, resin, pine, very dank, herbal hops and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.5% with an IBU of 55.  I wish I had found a full 4 pack of this beer and not just the one can I traded for as it was really great.  Unfortunately this beer is basically gone now but it was worthy of a review anyways.

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Apex Double Pils – Bomber Brewing


From Bomber Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “Apex Double Pils”.  The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, peach, tropical fruit, biscuit and floral hops.  The flavour is of and a pretty good bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.8% with an IBU of 48.  This beer really surprised me being a pilsner I did not expect this much hops!  I really enjoyed this beer and I usually don’t enjoy this style.  This is not your Parents pilsner (well unless they were really cool).

Commercial Description:  A panoramic vista of hop aromas await you from the peak of this piney hop mountain.  This is  the ultimate epitome of a crisp and aromatic pilsner.  Enjoy from a cozy confine of your choice.

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