Analog Brewing Ready Paler One – Session IPA at 4.1% ABV | 35 IBU

Analog Brewing Ready Paler One Session IPA at 4.1% ABV | 35 IBU (C$3.91 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 31-Jan-2019, reviewed 2-Feb-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy medium gold with two fingers (and growing) of rocky pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: citrus zest, pale malt, oats, grassy weeds, petrichor. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mild bitter slightly resiny finish. (4/5)

Drinks somewhat more bitter than the 35 IBU on the can might indicate, but I’ve noticed that seems to be the case with lower ABV Session Ales. That’s not a criticism, since that bitterness works fairly well with the flavour profile, which leans more towards IPA than ISA. Bonus points for the name, even though the videogame-inspired naming they like to use makes me wonder whether they really understand what “Analog” means…? (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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