Friday, 4 November 2016

BREWERY:
Red Collar Brewing Company

LOCATION:
Kamloops, British Columbia

STYLE:
India Pale Ale

COLOR:
Copper

ALCOHOL:
6.25% @ 78 IBU's




Hey I'm back.  It's been over 2 years and I'm happy to be back.  What a good way to restart my blog by reviewing a brewery that's not only local but in a city where the citizens love their Buds and Old Milwaukee. 

To tell you the truth I've never really heard much about this brewery.  I just knew that it existed.  When I walked into my local beer store, I saw it and figured I'd give it a try.  I honestly have to tell you that it was really worth picking up.  I'm a huge IPA fan and when breweries change it up, it is always worth it.  Red Collar's IPA is no exception.  But seriously, that's insane that they can mesure the aclohol content to the second decimal.  6.2 6.3 but 6.25? Wow, it's been a long time for me.

When I first poured it, I can right away see the slight cloudyness in the beer.  No real carbonation bubbling up to the top.  As soon as I saw it in my glass, I knew that this beer is not going to be your regular, in your face IPA.  This beer is very subtle at first but leaves a great taste at the end.  The taste of this IPA is smooth and has a slight thickness to it.  In my world, unfiltered means thickness.  It has a deep citrus aroma which, to me, smells like a grapefruit.  That aroma balances really well with the sublte sweet caramel flavour.  It has a medium finish and a medium to heavy aftertaste.  

Sorry I couldn't be more detailed but it's been over 2 years.  In my opinion, this IPA is definetly worth a try.  It's not for people that want to try an IPA for the first time.  It's an excellent beer if you want just a little bit of a different taste from your regular IPA's. 

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