IPA NO5 – Collective Arts Brewing


From Collective Arts Brewing in Hamilton Ontario comes their “IPA NO5″ a New England style Double IPA.  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, pineapple, melon, juicy notes, sweetness, candi sugar, mild bitterness and some alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.2%.  This was a really good brew even if it is not the full murk of the style.

Commercial Description:  The 5th in our IPA Series. New England Double Dry Hopped Double IPA. Brewed with massive amounts of Simcoe and Citra hops, this IPA comes in at 8.2% ABV.

ART: MARIO CARPE
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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The Jungle Bird Tropical Dark Sour – Dandy Brewing Company


From the Dandy Brewing Company in Calgary Alberta comes their “The Jungle Bird Tropical Dark Sour”.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of big tropical fruits, tartness and some roasted malts.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, tartness, roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This was not your typical sour ale and takes its inspiration from Tiki cocktails from my understanding.  While I don’t drink cocktails I can say that this was really enjoyable.

Commercial Description:  An homage to the classic Tiki cocktail. This beer has notes of demerara sugar, bitter lime, tropical pineapple coming together for a refreshing sour that is like no other.

Kizuna Pineapple Sour – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks (Britannia Brewing Company)


From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in collaboration with Britannia Brewing Company both from Richmond comes their “Kizuna Pineapple Sour”.  The beer pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of pineapple, fruity sweetness and tartness.  The flavour is of pineapple, tartness, hint of wheat and some sweetness in the finish.  This is like an adult juice with a hint of sourness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 7.  This is probably my favourite of their sour series so far!

Commercial Description:  A delicately tart wheat kettle sour brewed with fresh pineapples.

Hot Trub Time Machine Part 2 – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks (Superflux Beer Company)


From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond in collaboration with Superflux Beer Company (formerly Machine Ales) comes their “Hot Trub Time Machine IPA Part 2″.  The beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head.  The aroma consists of mild tropical, pine, resin, citrus rind, wheat with a floral finish.  The flavour is of with hints of pineapple and citrus.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.9% with an IBU of 61.  This currently tastes like a massive West Coast IPA with the look of an North East IPA.  This was bottled and consumed on Jan 24th, 2018.  The original version of this from 2016 was far more fruity but I have a feeling as this one ages for a week or two the fruit notes will pick up.  Its a really nice West Coast IPA none the less.

Commercial Description:  Hot Trub Time Machine IPA Part 2:  A juicy, dank, pineapple explosion of tropical hops!  Featuring Denali & Vic Secret hops.

Hawaiian Ivory Milkshake IPA – 2 Crows Brewing (Kilter Brewing)


From 2 Crows Brewing out of Halifax, Nova Scotia in collaboration with Kilter Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba comes their “Hawaiian Ivory Milkshake IPA”.  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, juicy hops, coconut, resin and lactose.  The flavour is of pineapple, mango, citrus, banana, citrus rind, resin, lactose, yeast and medium bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 49.  Not as juice forward as many Milkshake IPA’s with a more pronounced bitterness but regardless it is a tasty juice bomb.

Commercial Description:  Milkshake IPA with coconut, mango, pineapple, banana, & lime.