Russell Brewing Company Hazy ISA – Session IPA at 4.3% ABV | 36 IBU

Russell Brewing Company Hazy ISA Session IPA at 4.3% ABV | 36 IBU (C$2.63 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 355 ml, packaged on 23-Aug-2018, acquired 19-Sep-2018, reviewed 22-Sep-2018)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with two fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and well-defined heavy soapy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: grapefruit / citrus, stone fruit, oats, hint of melon. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration finish. (4/5)

A very impressive intersection of the NEIPA and ISA styles – probably the best hazy ISA I’ve ever had, and one of the best by Russell I’ve ever had. Unlike so many ISA’s, this doesn’t come across as thin or astringent, but rather has juicy and robust aromas and flavours, with a clean, more-ish finish. This is a Session you would actually want to session! (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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