Twin Sails Brewing Single Whammy – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 56 IBU

Twin Sails Brewing Single Whammy American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 56 IBU (C$5.00 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 23-Oct-2018, acquired 4-Dec-2018, reviewed 5-Dec-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fingers of rocky pale ivory head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy citrus, tropical fruit, pale malt, light dank pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

That’s some good stuff right there. My experience with Twin Sails has been a lineup of solid, if slightly unremarkable products, but this one breaks through to the next level. It’s definitely not a true-to-spec NEIPA, mostly because of the fairly beefy bitterness in the finish, but it’s certainly juicy and aromatic. Hop selection obviously has a lot to do with my attitude towards this: Galaxy and Vic Secret are among my very favourites, and they’re showcased to good effect here. Fair warning, though: I’m going to be deeply disappointed if this isn’t shortly followed by a “Double Whammy” DIPA. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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