Lost Craft Brewing Co. Sirius Premium Pale Ale – American Pale Ale at 4.9% ABV | 33 IBU

Lost Craft Brewing Co. Sirius Premium Pale Ale American Pale Ale at 4.9% ABV | 33 IBU (C$3.57 at NLC Stavanger, 473 ml, packaged on 25-Apr-2017, acquired 29-May-2017, reviewed 30-May-2017)

Appearance: initially clear pale amber (grows cloudy in the final inch) with two fingers of rocky off-white head diminishing gradually to a persistent cap, moderate patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: citrus, grass, pale malt, hint of pine. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry slightly oily bitter finish. (3/5)

The fact that this is apparently simply a renamed version of Sextant’s “Why So Sirius?” – in itself a contract brew – would not tend to endear this beer to me, even without the “Premium” on the label. (Though I suppose the fact that I never tried Sextant’s version, and the fact the Lost Craft bought Sextant, goes a ways towards ameliorating the former, if not the latter.) Though, y’know, it’s actually not terrible. A bit bland on the nose and on the tongue, yet with a finish that feels slightly like citrus oil and makes it feel slightly more bitter than the IBU would suggest. (11/20)

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