Twin Sails Brewing Dat Juice – American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV | 25 IBU

Twin Sails Brewing Dat Juice American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV | 25 IBU (C$4.99 at Oak & Vine, 473 ml, packaged on 23-Oct-2017, acquired 7-Jan-2018, reviewed 8-Jan-2018)

Appearance: cloudy pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, wheat, tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (4/5)

This is obviously aiming for an NE style (a NEAPA?) and yeah, all the components are there: haze, juicy citrus, and low bitterness. But, I dunno. It just somehow falls short, not a lot of oomph. Maybe it’s the two months in the can – I can totally see this being brighter when fresh, and this style is certainly all about bright. It’s also extremely impressive that they’ve managed to wring so much citrus character out of the 100% Citra hopping, without any of the onion or cattiness that can so easily manifest. I feel like I should like this more, but I just don’t. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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