Flint & Steel Session IPA – Bench Creek Brewing

From Bench Creek Brewing out of very rural Alberta (Yellowhead Country) near Edson comes their “Flint & Steel Session IPA”. The beer pours an amber colour with a beige head. The aroma consists of lots of tropical fruits, melon, some caramel and floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruits, lemon rind, grapefruit, grainy malts, caramel, mild earth and a decent hops bitterness. Like all session IPA’s the body is not as big as an IPA but it does have more body than most Session IPA’s. The alcohol content comes in at 4.7%. I don’t enjoy every Session IPA as I really like the body and malt backbone that comes with a true IPA but this one does enough in every category to be quite interesting and refreshing. If you can find this beer either at the brewery or like I did in Edmonton in a Crowler pick it up.