Collective Arts Brewing Collective Project/ IPA No. 4 – American IPA at 6.4% ABV | 80 IBU

Collective Arts Brewing Collective Project/ IPA No. 4 American IPA at 6.4% ABV | 80 IBU (C$3.75 Gift – thanks, Rod H!, 473 ml, packaged on 24-Oct-2017, acquired 3-Dec-2017, reviewed 6-Dec-2017)

Great Lakes Brewery _Karma Citra IPA_ American IPA at 6.6% ABV | 65 IBU _(C$3.25 Gift – thanks, Rod H!, 473 ml, packaged on 27-Oct-2017, acquired 3-Dec-2017, reviewed 6-Dec-2017)_

Appearance: near opaque pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: juicy citrus, resiny pine, floral, pale malt, tropical fruit. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (4/5)

CA nails another one – I’d have to say this is even better than their IPA No. 1. I wasn’t previously familiar with Hallertau Blanc hops, which are apparently nothing like the noble Hallertau hops, but a Cascade daughter – and that, in conjunction with the Citra and Mosaic, make for an emphatic citrusy punch, backed up with some pleasingly dank pine and a very clean supporting malt. I guess this would be considered an NEIPA, given the juiciness, but there is some West Coast dank going on as well. I seem to recall somebody doing a “bicoastal IPA”, but haven’t had one – but in any case, that’s pretty much what this is. Really good stuff. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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