Saturday, 8 December 2012
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
Victoria, British Columbia
IPA (American Style)
Before I begin I really hope that I got a bottle that was past it's prime. I'm going to talk about this beer based on the bottle that I had. If you disagree with my findings, let me know by giving me details on what you thought of it. If it seems that I'm way off, I'll grab another bottle and update this post.
This beer has 80 IBU's (states 90 on it's website) so I'm thinking, hey I need to try this. I was really, really surprised by the week smell and taste of this beer. I think the caramel taste and hoppy taste were battling it out to see who wins in this one. Don't get me wrong, it did smell hoppy, (after all it is supposedly dry hopped too) but I had to smell it a few times to pick up the scent. The taste was hoppy but not as much as I hoped. It had a great carmel taste to it and it was pretty smooth. But the taste fell flat against my taste buds pretty quickly. The aftertaste was subtle and lasted for just the right amount of time.
Once again, I really hope my bottle was fouled up.