From Burleigh Brewing in Burleigh Heads in Australia comes their “FIG JAM IPA”. In Australia FIG JAM is an acronym for Fuck I’m Good, Just Ask Me. Gotta love a cocky brewery! The Beer pours a copper colour with a white head. The aroma consists of stone fruit, caramel and floral hops. The flavour is of brown sugar, caramel, sweetness, citrus, lemon, pineapple, stone fruit and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7% with an IBU of 70. I quite enjoyed this and I am happy I got the chance to try it. I am glad my friends and family buy me Beer on their travels.
Commercial Description: Traditionally, India Pale Ales (IPAs) were brewed extra strong and hoppy to last the long journey by boat from England to India. These days, we brew ours that way because we love it. And, you know, for history and nostalia… The incredible balance of Burleigh Brewing FIGJAM India Pale Ale belies its 7.0% abv and 70IBU IPA statistics. The fine balance of malt, hops and alcohol is deftly managed through five separate hopping phases, delivering the classic IPA characters of floral hop aromas and a distinctive hop character on the finish. All the ‘punch’ of an IPA, carefully delivered with Burleigh Brewing’s trademark balance.
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 Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes the latest in their “Shiva White IPA”. The beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma consists of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, wheat and floral hops. The flavour is of grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pineapple, wheat, resin and lots of hops bitterness. This beer has a very dry finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 64. If you enjoy a good wheat beer crossed with an IPA this White IPA will be right up your ally. I know that I quite enjoy this beer!
Commercial Description: Shiva: A light and refreshing White IPA that features grapefruit notes and hefty bittering to sastify your hop fix. Featuring Citra, Amarillo, & Ekuanot Hops and a American-Belgo Yeast Blend.
From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “High Socks Mosaic IPA”. The beer pours a very cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of pineapple, dank hops, fruity and floral hops. The flavour is of pineapple, tropical fruits, dank hops, herbal, resin and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7% with an IBU of 45. Like the beers before this one this is a really tasty beer coming from Twin Sails.
Commercial Description: 100% Mosaic IPA is another one of our single hopped NE style hazy IPAs. This time we used Mosaic, one of our favourite hops. You’ll get big notes of Pineapple and candied tropical fruit followed by some slight resinous, dank flavours. We kept the body big to hold up to the huge flavours of the Mosaic hop and for a beer that clocks in at 7% ABV, it is incredibly crushable.
From Vancouver BC’s R&B Brewing comes the “Shake Your Fruity Milkshake India Pale Ale” the newest beer in their Mount Pleasant Series of beers. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tons of fruit including orange, pineapple and berries with lactose. The flavour is of lactose, orange, pineapple, tropical fruits, berries, citrus rind, mild resin, earth and some bitterness. This beer has a ton of body from all of the oats used. The alcohol content comes in at 7.3% with an IBU of 38. The Milkshake IPA isn’t for everyone but I am a total convert. Keep these fruit bombs coming with the nice sweet finish.
Commercial Description: What is a Milkshake IPA? It’s not just a clever name — these are hoppy beers, brewed with oats and lactose sugar in order to produce a thick, milky, sweet, and often fruity brew. To the beer world, this brew style resembles a classic milkshake. Brewed with oats and apple puree for a soft and full body. Primary flavours are of juicy orange and pineapple.