Blindman Brewing Blindman River Session Ale – Session IPA at 4.4% ABV | 26 IBU

Blindman Brewing Blindman River Session Ale Session IPA at 4.4% ABV | 26 IBU (C$3.62 at Okotoks Co-Op, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 30-Oct-2018, reviewed 2-Nov-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy and pithy citrus, tropical fruit, pale crackery malt, floral, hint of pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly light, moderate carbonation, off-dry short mild bitter finish. (4/5)

No BO/BB dates but they usually do them with a sticker on the four-pack carrier, and mine must’ve fallen off. (Other than that, the cans are nearly perfect, with OG, FG, ABV, SRM, and IBU. Just add a date and I’ll be happy!) Seems fresh, in any case, and has loads of flavour for a very low ABV beer. I first reviewed this at the Alberta Craft Beer Charity Festival a couple of years ago, and I think they must have dialled it in somewhat since then, because I definitely like it more now. It’s light without being watery, and flavourful without sacrificing refreshment, making it an extremely drinkable beer and a definite go-to to keep in the fridge. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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