Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks Valis Imperial IPA – American Double / Imperial IPA at 9% ABV | 68 IBU

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks Valis Imperial IPA American Double / Imperial IPA at 9% ABV | 68 IBU (C$7.67 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 25-Apr-2017, reviewed 25-Apr-2017)

Appearance: clear deep gold with one fat finger of fine white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dank resiny pine, citrus, pale crackery malt, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly slick body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and sweetly warming alcoholic finish. (4/5)

Well, damn, that’s something: I did not expect this to be the star of the evening. I was going to launch into a hypothetical discourse about whether the appropriate response to the name of this thing was something along the lines of “Valar Dohaeris”, but after having experienced its dank booziness, I conclude that the only appropriate response is, “Another, please.” Highly recommended for hop-head boozers like myself. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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