Odell Brewing Co. Cloud Catcher – American IPA at 6.8% ABV | 47 IBU

Odell Brewing Co. Cloud Catcher American IPA at 6.8% ABV | 47 IBU (US$2.99 at Brix Bottleshop, 355 ml, best before 21-Dec-2018, acquired 22-Oct-2018, reviewed 27-Oct-2018)

Appearance: cloudy pale gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, moderate spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: cream, stone fruit, citrus, tropical fruit. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration bitter finish. (4/5)

I often find Milkshake IPA’s to be excessively sweet, and the bitterness too blunted by the lactose. This one, however, is fairly restrained in its lactose sweetness, which is all to the good as far as I’m concerned. This is especially the case in the finish, which is neither sticky nor excessively smooth, but exhibits a moderate lingering bitterness. Not necessarily one I’d personally have as a go-to – hey, I’m lactose intolerant – but I could see how some might. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze

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