Coal Harbour Brewing Co. Cosmic Fusion – India Pale Lager at 5.2% ABV

Coal Harbour Brewing Co. Cosmic Fusion India Pale Lager at 5.2% ABV (2018 Craft Beer Advent Calendar #21, 473 ml, packaged on 3-Aug-2018, acquired 30-Nov-2018, reviewed 21-Dec-2018)

Appearance: hazy deep gold with one finger of fluffy off-white head diminishing gradually to a persistent cap, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pine, citrus, tropical fruit, caramel. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Medium body, lively carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

I suppose if one absolutely must have a Lager, this is one of the best types to go with. One sure way to win my approval is to go nuts with the hops, even if it is a Lager. On the down side, seriously? This is now the fourth instance of a second beer by the same brewer in this year’s calendar. I suppose I shouldn’t be confusing the calendar with the beer, but I’m getting pretty cranky with the former… (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

2 thoughts on “Coal Harbour Brewing Co. Cosmic Fusion – India Pale Lager at 5.2% ABV”

    1. Well, sort of. I continue to monitor the 1001 group, and engage in conversation if plussed in, but I just don’t have the time to spend at it. (Read: to waste at it.) Something had to give, and since this is my preferred repository for reviews, and Untappd my more-or-less official record of what I’ve tried when I go shopping, it wasn’t going to be either of them. Plus, I can’t NOT engage morons in arguments about religion and politics, so that was a huge time sink. All in all, I feel good about the decision… and you’re always welcome here, of course!

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