Zero Issue Brewing Carnage (Issue 12) – India Red Ale at 5.9% ABV

Zero Issue Brewing Carnage (Issue 12) India Red Ale at 5.9% ABV (C$3.91 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 12-Jan-2019, acquired 15-Jan-2019, reviewed 24-Jan-2019)

Appearance: slightly murky reddish-tinged amber-brown with one finger of rocky ivory head, good retention and well-defined soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: grainy caramel, resiny pine, citrus. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Predominantly malt on the front end, making it feel like more of a Red or an Amber than an IPA, except in the lingering bitter finish. Perhaps not malt dominant, but certainly malt forward, though one might argue the bitter finish is a form of malt/hop balance. Decent enough, regardless of what you call it. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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