Driftwood Brewery Limb From Limb – Rye IPA at 7% ABV

Driftwood Brewery Limb From Limb Rye IPA at 7% ABV (C$7.38 at Collective, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 31-Jan-2019, reviewed 2-Feb-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and heavy chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: bready rye, resiny pine, caramel, earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter, mild spice. (8/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky lingering bitter slightly spicy finish. (4/5)

Look, I know that Driftwood is a BC brewery, but the label notes go a bit far even for BC, what with the whole “the trees had it coming” theme. (But yes, yet another beautiful label!) Oh, wait, now I get it: Lumberjack hops. A new one on me, but it seems well-suited for a Rye IPA. This is a solid example of that style, with balanced rye spiciness complementing an emphatic hop bitterness. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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