Core Sample Northwest IPA – Ridge Brewing Company


From Ridge Brewing Company in Maple Ridge comes their “Core Sample Northwest IPA”.  The beer pours a copper colour with a beige head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, dankness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, lemon, melon, some resin, dankness and medium bitterness that lingers.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.6% with an IBU of 62.  I have to say this is a really refreshing NW IPA and I look forward to finishing my growler.

 

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Jagged Face IPA – Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company


From Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company in Parksville on Vancouver Island comes their “Jagged Face IPA”.  The beer pours a orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, melon, citrus and floral.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, melon, stonefruit, caramel, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.2%.  Well my first taste of Mount Arrowsmith Brewing was a good one.  This is a very enjoyable IPA with lots of fruit flavours playing on the tongue.

Commercial Description:  Canadian pale & Munich malt complement select tropical hops including Centennial, Citra & Amarillo to create our flavourful version of a well balanced, but powerful IPA. Best enjoyed in a glass.

TIP HOP SPRUCE WHITE IPA – Dead Frog Brewery


From Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove comes their “TIP HOP SPRUCE WHITE IPA”.  The beer pours a golden orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of orange, tropical fruits, citrus rind, toffee, wheat, spruce, pine, resin and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 55.  This is an interesting new beer from Dead Frog Brewery and I recommend it if you like either a spuce beer or a white IPA.

Commercial Description:   A JUICY WHITE IPA BREWED WITH FRESH PICKED SPRUCE TIPS AND SIMCOE HOPS TO PROVIDE A TROPICAL PINE AROMA THAT’S FOLLOWED BY A CRISP, GOLDEN MALT PROFILE.

Food pairing as per brewery: CEDAR PLANK SALMON, ASIAGO CHEESE, SPRING SALAD

 

Summertime Coconut Hopfenweisse – Tin Whistle Brewing


From Penticton BC’s Tin Whistle Brewing comes their “Summertime Coconut Hopfenweisse”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of coconut, wheat, tropical fruit, citrus, banana and some sweetness.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, coconut, banana, wheat, bitterness, rind and pith.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 20.  This summer release reminds me of a cocktail almost and I feel that it will be really good for the hot summer months in the Okanagan or anywhere in BC.

Commercial Description:  This delight has a foundation of the classic Weizen in all its wheat glory but is partnered with tropical, bright, hoppy flavours – courtesy of Citra and Mozaic hops.  Coconut and banana flavours are the finishing touch.

Yakima IPA – Microbrasserie Le Castor


From Microbrasserie Le Castor in Rigaud Quebec comes their “Yakima IPA”.  Thanks to Cee of Beer & Other Shhh Podcast for this beer!  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head. The flavour is of orange, citrus, tropical fruits, juicy and floral hops. The flavour is of herbal hops, resin, orange, tropical fruits, mild caramel and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 75.  This was a really enjoyable IPA and I am glad I got the chance to try it!

Commercial Description:  This beer is a celebration of the mighty West Coast hop, grown east of the Cascade mountains. Multiple varieties are used in this ale, at several different points in the brewing process. With emphasis on late hop & dry hop additions, we serve up juicy citrus flavours & aromas on a bed of pale malt.