The Eldorado Single Hop IPA – Fernie Brewing

From Fernie BC’s Fernie Brewing comes the “The Eldorado Single Hop IPA” a beer part of their IPA series.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, lemongrass, floral hops and caramel.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, lemongrass, herbal notes, caramel, leafy, grassy and medium bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.8% with an IBU of 75 – 80.  I like a good single hop IPA and this one has enough flavour to not be one dimensional and be quite refreshing!

Commercial Description:  Eldorado Hop is the focus of this single hop IPA. In addition to the stone fruit flavours of the Eldorado Hop, we have added distinctive Lemongrass, to provide a little extra citrus zing.

Citradelic Single Hop IPA – Big Rock Urban Brewery

From Big Rock Urban Brewery in Vancouver comes their latest creation the “Citradelic Single Hop IPA” a beer that only uses Citra hops but has been hopped many times with it! The beer pours a copper orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of earth, caramel, citrus, floral hops and some sweetness. The flavour is of earth, pine, resin, citrus rind, mild citrus and bready malts. The alcohol content comes in at 6.55 with and IBU of 60. I would have to say this is the best beer I have had from Big Rock BC or AB. It is a big but balanced IPA and quite enjoyable I just wish the citrus would come through a little more.  Sadly this beer is only sold in BC currently.

Commercial Description:   The band takes the main stage. The amps turned up nice and loud so you can feel the fuzzy guitar tones wash over you. A kaleidoscope of colours paints the backdrop, shifting and morphing with the crowd. You can taste the smooth citrus and tropical tones from the Citra hops.   The moment is perfect.