Annex Ale Project / Blindman Brewing Terrestrial Magnetism – American IPA at 6.7% ABV

Annex Ale Project / Blindman Brewing Terrestrial Magnetism American IPA at 6.7% ABV (C$4.90 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 22-Feb-2019, acquired 22-Feb-2019, reviewed 22-Feb-2019)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with two fingers of loose white head diminishing rapidly to a persistent ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: zesty citrus, tropical fruit, resiny pine, pale crackery malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, moderate-low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-soft carbonation, off-dry medium duration slightly astringent finish. (4/5)

No, that’s not a typo: canned today, and I might’ve been the first person to buy it (in a can anyway), so there wasn’t much chance I wasn’t going to try it on the same day! And yes, I know what conical hopping is, but my brain insists on seeing this as “comically hopped”, so I have images of fright wigs and clown noses. The label also says it’s a “wild NEIPA” but I suspect that’s down to the use of Sacc Trois as opposed to any actual wild yeast inoculation. The aroma is juicy, resiny, and slightly funky, but the sweetness is restrained and the finish a very slightly astringent funky tart. It might not be much to look at, but it certainly doesn’t disappoint anywhere else. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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