From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Weekend Warriors Double IPA” a taproom exclusive. The pours a very cloudy orange with an off white head. The aroma consists of tropical, citrus, juicy hops, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit rind, bitterness and resin. The beer comes in with a New England IPA aroma and a Pacific North West IPA. You are doing yourself right to try this beer. Make your way out to Chilliwack soon before it is gone.
From the Dandy Brewing Company in Calgary Alberta comes their “In the Bleak Midwinter: Black IPA”. The beer pours a deep brown with a light brown head. The aroma consist of roasted malts, smoke, mild fruit and herbal hops. The flavour is of caramel, roasted malts, citrus, tropical, earth, burnt coffee and medium bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%. The Dandy Brewing Company makes really tasty beer and this black IPA is no different. It is both IPA and a bit stout and 100% tasty.
Commercial Description: A fruity Black IPA. With only a kiss of roast, this black IPA is fresh and juicy but dark as the coldest days of winter. Citra and Mosaic are late hop additions to avoid the biterness and focus on aroma.
From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Finger Guns Simcoe IPA”. The beer pours a hazy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, grain, floral hops and herbal. The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, herbal hops, grain, dankness and some low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7.2%. If you like a good juice bomb and Simcoe hops then you need to try this.
Commercial Description: 100% Simcoe IPA. Finger Guns is the next adaptation of our award winner Day Blink pale ale. We hit this beer with a huge dry hop of Simcoe which is instantly noticeable on the aroma. Lots of dankness and peach aromas until front with a soft juiciness in the finish. This beer is definitely one of our favourites in the single hop series and we’re excited to add it to the list!
From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their latest release the “Tart IPA”. The beer pours a very cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of juicy citrus and mild tropical fruits with floral hops. The flavour is of citrus, tropical fruits, some herbal hops, mild tartness and a low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 25. This is an enjoyable twist on a New England IPA and I look forward to having more.
Commercial Description: Worlds are colliding! Loads of juicy hops combine with a puckering tartness, resulting in a beautifully balanced Tart IPA bursting with flavour.
From Outcast Brewing currently brewing out of Coulee Brew Co in Calgary Alberta comes their “Wannabe IPA” a Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head and good lacing. The aroma consists of grapefruit, citrus rind, tropical fruit, floral hops and a hint of malt. The flavour is of grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus rind, pine, mild caramel and some bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.9% with an IBU of 40. This one basically tastes like a Session IPA and is quite interesting.
Commercial Description: Wannabe IPA is a pale ale that is heavily dry hopped twice with Galaxy and Mosaic Hops. Expect big aromas of tropical fruit and citrus with a slightly fruity and subtle, dry bitter finish. It’s the pale ale that wants to be an IPA.