Dog Island Brewing Saints & Sinners – American IPA at 6.8% ABV | 74 IBU

Dog Island Brewing Saints & Sinners American IPA at 6.8% ABV | 74 IBU (C$4.23 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 22-Feb-2019, reviewed 25-Feb-2019)

Appearance: slightly muddy hazy pale amber with one fat finger of creamy ivory head, good retention and spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: zesty citrus, tropical fruit, caramel, resiny pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate-soft carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

Decent enough, but there’s a bit of astringency on the tongue, both up front and in the finish, that makes me less than completely thrilled with this. As well, the body tends just a bit full, and is not lifted at all by the fairly low carbonation. Some folks might like their IPAs thick and chewy, and I’m not opposed in general, but this one just leaves me slightly underimpressed. (14/20)

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