Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom Sweet Jane IPA – American IPA at 7.4% ABV | 85 IBU

Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom Sweet Jane IPA American IPA at 7.4% ABV | 85 IBU (C$8.49 at Oak & Vine, 500 ml, bottle date 15-Mar-2017, acquired 26-Apr-2017, reviewed 27-Apr-2017)

Appearance: clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and sticky soapy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: pine, tropical fruit, toffee and caramel, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter, moderate peppery spice. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter and spicy finish. (4/5)

Distinctly not what I was expecting: with a name (and a label) like that, you gotta realize people are gonna expect you to bring the dank sticky icky. And, while this is good, it’s not dank. Hoppy, yes – to the point where there’s a spicy, almost chili-like burn all the way down into the belly – but dank, no. On the other hand, now I’ve got Cowboy Junkies in my head, so it’s not a dead loss. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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