The wife picked this one up the last time she was at the LCBO to grab me some regular beers. By regular, I mean craft beers that I’ve had before and liked. With the fridge so full of new beers, it’s getting hard to choose when I just want “a beer”. This will make it easier for me. Thanks babe.
Anywho, Mark was over for dinner because Julie was out of town and we don’t trust him to feed himself, so we made tacos. We had just had a high octane beer in Muffin Top so we wanted to tone it down a little for dinner. These two beers weren’t even downstairs, they were in the main fridge. How rare!
We read the can and were intrigued that it was a red IPA. I’m not sure I’ve ever had one of those either (remember my white IPA miscue? A quick check confirms, I have not had a red IPA). This poured out amber red with a big white head. The smell of hops was immediate and powerful. It tasted complex. Let me explain: It was sweet up front, like an amber, which slowly transitioned into a hoppy IPA which ended up tasting like something Mark and I called “fancy”. We couldn’t figure it out. The wife didn’t even know what it could be.
It finished well. It was smooth, no after taste, great mix of flavours. I was very impressed.
Now I retire to the smoking room. Fetch my pipe!
Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 6.3%
Vessel: Glass by way of can