Base Camp Brewing Company Ultra Gnar Gnar IPA – American IPA at 6.7% ABV | 60 IBU

Base Camp Brewing Company Ultra Gnar Gnar IPA American IPA at 6.7% ABV | 60 IBU (C$3.00 at Oak & Vine, 355 ml, packaged on 30-Oct-2017, acquired 7-Jan-2018, reviewed 9-Jan-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale amber with one finger of fluffy off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: toffee & caramel, citrus, hint of pine & grass. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium finish. (3/5)

Not too much gnarly about this – big malt front end, with at best moderate citrus, and a very faint pine. Yeah, OK, it’s got 60 IBU on the tongue, but it’s a blunt bitter, with no real edge or character. This might’ve been shocking if it were still the nineties (and people still used the word “gnarly”) but doesn’t hold a candle to modern A/IPA’s. (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze

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