Twa Dogs Beer Seas Between Us – India Red Ale at 7% ABV | 50 IBU

Twa Dogs Beer Seas Between Us India Red Ale at 7% ABV | 50 IBU (C$3.79 at Oak & Vine, 473 ml, packaged on 26-Sep-2017, acquired 21-Jun-2018, reviewed 24-Jun-2018)

Appearance: reddish-tinged pale amber with one finger of loose off-white head gradually diminishing to a creamy persistent cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: bready caramel, stone fruit, floral, hint of smoke. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, sweetish moderate bitter finish. (3/5)

Not really much of an IPA, if we’re being picky, and really more along the lines of a malty Irish Red – though presumably that comparison would make their Scots’ blood boil faster than my previous comparison to the English. And, I suppose, the bitterness is way out of spec for an Irish Red or Amber. OK, fine, I’ll grudgingly admit it’s IPA-ish – but it’s English-style, not American. Regardless of how you classify it, it’s not bad, though I find it a bit too sweet, especially in its slightly sticky finish. (13/20)

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