Hi-Wire Brewing Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA – American IPA at 4.9% ABV | 35 IBU

Hi-Wire Brewing Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA American IPA at 4.9% ABV | 35 IBU (C$4.54 at Collective, 355 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 15-Jan-2019, reviewed 15-Jan-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy straw with one fat finger of rocky white head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, citrus, crackery malt, slightly dank pine. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (3/5)

A bit bandwagon-ish, I think. It’s not particularly “juicy”, coming across as a fairly standard AIPA. (It’s certainly not an NEIPA, by any means.) It might simply be that it’s a bit elderly and has faded, but the bottle isn’t dated, so I have little choice but to assume it was intended to be like this. All in all, not bad, but not memorable, and not one I’d seek out. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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