Evil Twin Brewing Ceci N’Est Pas A NE Style IPA – American IPA at 8.5% ABV

Evil Twin Brewing Ceci N’Est Pas A NE Style IPA American IPA at 8.5% ABV (C$7.16 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 17-Nov-2018, reviewed 30-Nov-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fingers of rocky white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pineapple, juicy citrus, grainy malt, pine, petrichor. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (9/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium bitter slightly warming finish. (4/5)

As far as I can tell, this is a “mostly one hop” juicy IPA, based on Citra. I guess it’s not technically an NEIPA because of the relatively high bitterness, but it’s juicy and bloody good regardless. (Even if its indefinite article is missing an “n”.) Big flavour, and the only hint of its elevated ABV is a very restrained warming in the finish. Really good stuff. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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