Powell Street Craft Brewery Cumulus Lupulus – Session IPA at 4.3% ABV | 0 IBU

Powell Street Craft Brewery Cumulus Lupulus Session IPA at 4.3% ABV | 0 IBU (C$8.99 at Oak & Vine, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 31-Jul-2017, reviewed 2-Aug-2017)

Appearance: hazy pale straw with two fingers of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thick persistent cap, minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grapefruit, tropical fruit, light pine and dank resin. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart. (8/10) Palate: light body, moderate carbonation, crisp tart finish. (4/5)

Well, that’s different – and I mean that in a good way! I guess all the hopping must’ve been dry, because there’s no bitterness here at all, but there’s lots of hop presence (particularly Citra) on the nose. I’m hard-pressed to think of anything I’ve had before that’s remotely like this. It’s as tart as a kettle sour, but much more complex, and nowhere near as sweet as they typically are. I’ve had about ten beers by this brewery (alone or in collaboration) and this is either the best, or second-best, to date. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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