From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Okanagan comes their “India Pale Lager” a growler fill I picked up at the brewery. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, floral hops, mild malts and a noticeable sweetness. The flavour is of tropical fruit and citrus, some earthiness, thin malts and a pretty strong hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 46. While not having a huge bitterness this IPL has more of a North West IPA style than the English IPA that Red Collar produces. I would pick this IPL up at the brewery again any time and if it made its way to bottles I would not hesitate to pick up a bottle either.
Commercial Description: A new-world take on the Czech-style pilsner. A golden bodied crisp lager fused with citrus and spice aromas from Ahtanum and Amarillo hops.