Mill Street Brewery Rodeo Monk – White IPA at 7% ABV | 55 IBU

Mill Street Brewery Rodeo Monk White IPA at 7% ABV | 55 IBU (C$9.49 at Oak & Vine, 750 ml, bottle date 14-Feb-2017, acquired 27-Mar-2017, reviewed 30-Mar-2017)

Appearance: cloudy pale gold with one finger of dense creamy white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: doughy bread, white vinegar, pears, soap, oranges. (4/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration lightly funky finish. (3/5)

I… don’t know what the hell this is. It’s barely more than a month old, and it’s wax sealed, so I wouldn’t expect it to be spoiled, but it smells like nothing so much as salt & vinegar potato chips. It doesn’t taste terrible, but the aroma is fairly off-putting. I’m getting essentially no hop character, and to the extent there’s any funk at all, it’s not clean. Disappointing. (10/20)

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