Great Lakes Brewery Thrust! An IPA – American IPA at 6.5% ABV

Great Lakes Brewery Thrust! An IPA American IPA at 6.5% ABV (Price unknown, via trade, 473ml, no date or best before)

Pours clear pale amber with two fat fingers of rocky off-white head, great retention, moderate chunky lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine resin, citrus, tropical fruit, caramel malt, slight spice. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet and juicy citrus giving way to moderately strong bitter. (9/10) Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (5/5)

Another solid performer from Great Lakes Brewing. A little more body than the Canuck Pale Ale, a little less than My Bitter Wife. Pretty firmly splits the difference between the two in terms of ABV, presence, hoppiness, and so on. Juicy citrus and a slightly peppery finish make this extremely enjoyable. I’d be hard-pressed to pick a favourite among those three performers, but think this one just night be the front runner by a hair so have to rank it nearly identically to the other two. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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