Annex Ale Project Petrichor – Session IPA at 4.7% ABV

Annex Ale Project Petrichor Session IPA at 4.7% ABV (C$8.49 at Oak & Vine, 650 ml, packaged on 5-Jul-2017, acquired 31-Jul-2017, reviewed 1-Aug-2017)

Appearance: slightly muddy pale gold with two fingers of dense ivory head, excellent retention and well-defined lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild/muted, crackery malt, light pine, faint citrus. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body tending slightly thin, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter and slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

Other than the slightly unclean muddy appearance, this is a pretty beer, with nice retention and lacing. Unfortunately, that’s the theme all the way through this beer: flashes of competence, but marred. The aroma, for example, is mild to the point of muted, without any bright hops shining through over the crackery/caramel malt. The finish is definitely lacking, too, with a tendency to thinness and sharpness. It’s not actually bad, but it’s not very memorable, either. (12/20)

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