Hi-Wire Brewing Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh. – American IPA at 7.5% ABV

Hi-Wire Brewing Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh. American IPA at 7.5% ABV (C$6.34 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 10-Sep-2018, acquired 15-Jan-2019, reviewed 23-Jan-2019)

Appearance: hazy straw with two fingers of rocky white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, resiny pine, white pepper. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (4/5)

Well, I guess I can’t exactly blame it for not being fresh, since they did date the can. (Though in a cryptic xx/yy/zz nomenclature that I strongly suspect is that godless heathen US-unique mm/dd/yy way of dating.) In my defence, it arrived in the province only a week ago, so I did buy it as early as reasonably possible. It’s definitely past its best-by, though, so there’s every likelihood it’s better fresh. On the other hand, other than being a bit hazy, it’s not really all that much like an NE-style – much more like the other coast, in fact. Decent enough, despite not really being in-spec. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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