Bellwoods Brewery Jutsu – American Pale Ale at 5.6% ABV

Bellwoods Brewery Jutsu American Pale Ale at 5.6% ABV (C$3.98 at Bellwoods Brewery, 500 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 29-Aug-2016, reviewed 30-Aug-2016)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with one finger of rocky white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grapefruit, mango, pale malt, grass, stone fruit. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (9/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration mildly bitter finish. (4/5)

Looks like grapefruit juice, smells like grapefruit juice, tastes like grapefruit juice… well, sort of. Lovely beer, well balanced, great character – too bad it’s so fugly. Just a pleasure to drink, though. Think a lovely IPA, then reduce the bitterness slightly, without reducing the flavour, and you’ve got this. One of the best APA’s I’ve ever had, I think. In all honesty, if you told me I could only ever drink this, ever again, I wouldn’t complain too much. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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