Sunday, 27 January 2013

Tranquility IPA

BREWERY:
Moon Under Water Brewery

LOCATION:
Victoria, British Columbia

STYLE:
IPA (India Pale Ale)

COLOR:
Light Copper

ALCOHOL:
6.5% on the bottle, 5.2% on their website (which one??)
To me it's seems more towards 5.2%


I've never heard of this brewery/pub.  Am I out of the loop?  I don't think so.  Once again folks my selection for this week's beer proves a point.  That point?... Labeling.  I went into the liquor so my buddy can grab something and as I was walking by, this label caught my eye.  So I picked up the bottle and realized that I've never heard of it.  So what do I do?  Snatched it up of course and now it's on my blog. 

I love the smell of this beer because it's inviting and not overpowering.  Just has a really good citrus aroma.  Just smelling it, you know that this beer is going to be a good one.  The taste, to me, is fantastic.  It has a medium hop flavor combined with a light malt taste making this beer really well balanced.  It's really smooth, crispy and has a slight bitterness to the aftertaste.  I can drink this beer all day because it's oddly refreshing.  Who would think of it being that way?  It has 70 IBU's (not killer or in your face and not weak like Keith's IPA) and is dry hopped..... and refreshing. 

Oh by the way.....Keith's IPA isn't really an IPA.  They're faking it.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Hoptimus Prime Double IPA

BREWERY:
Ruckus Brewing Company

LOCATION:
New York, New York

STYLE:
Strong IPA

COLOR:
Light Copper

ALCOHOL:
9%



Right off the bat I want to say that I really enjoyed this beer.  The thing that I like most about it was that it tasted better and better the more you drank it.  Smelling this beer you notice that it has a really good citrus- hoppy aroma.  The flavour is something that is very unique.  It is so damn tasty!  It has a really good hop flavour, and equally impressive malt taste.  The hops are really well balanced with the malts in this one.  For a beer that is dry hopped, the bitterness is kept to a minimum but the finish does have that malty lingering aftertaste but not enough to keep me away from this one.  This beer is one that will definitely be in my fridge in the VERY near future.   

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Paddles Up Pale Ale

BREWERY:
The Cannery Brewing Company

LOCATION:
Penticton, British Columbia

STYLE:
Pale Ale

COLOR:
Light Copper

ALCOHOL:
5%



The bottle says "Small Brewery BIG FLAVOUR!" This beer truly stands up to that motto.  The smell is very light but you can, however, make out the citrus aroma.  When you taste it, you best be sitting down because the flavour hits you like a locomotive.  It literally takes over your senses and all you can think about is how good this beer tastes.  It's lightly hopped (not really noticeable at all) leaving this beer really refreshing.  It has a great malt flavour that tastes more on the sweet side.  Do I taste honey in the beer?  I think so!!  This beer is crisp and the finish is smooth and clean.  It leaves no residue on the back of your tongue.  This is a beer that one that you'd crave on a hot summer day.  Unlike a typical Pale Ale, it's a definite thirst quencher. (Just like the bottle says)

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Hop Ride IPA

BREWERY:
Tenaya Creek Brewery

LOCATION:
Las Vegas, Nevada

STYLE:
IPA (India Pale Ale)

COLOR:
Light Copper

ALCOHOL:
7.2%



Do not be afraid to try this beer because it's 7.2% ABV.  You can actually drink this IPA in the 650mL bottle, all by yourself.  To tell you the truth I didn't know the alcohol content until after I had it.  Then I was shocked to see that it's 7.2% ABV because I loved the flavor and it was very smooth. It's has medium hop smell with a hint of citrus.  Very inviting to say the least.  It's full bodied but won't leave you bloated.  It has a great hop taste, smooth malt flavor, and the finish is bitter at first but dissipates quite quickly leaving a fairly smooth aftertaste.  A definite must try for people that love IPA's that are really smooth and well balanced.