Troubled Monk Brewery Resting Beach Face – Session IPA at 5% ABV

Troubled Monk Brewery Resting Beach Face Session IPA at 5% ABV (C$2.48 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 25-Jul-2018, acquired 11-Sep-2018, reviewed 11-Sep-2018)

Appearance: clear straw with a short, short-lived loose white head and spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: pale malt, pithy grapefruit, grass and weeds. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter slightly oily astringent finish. (3/5)

Somewhat disappointing, and certainly exhibiting the “thin and watery” characteristic to which this style can sometimes be prone. The thinness of the body seems to contribute to the moderate bitterness finishing somewhat astringent. That slightly oily astringency is also the single biggest grapefruit characteristic of the beer, which otherwise I could believe derived its citrus character from hops. Yeah, I guess you could crush these at the beach, but why? (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze

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