Maui Brewing Co. / Breakside Brewery Laulima Belgian IPA – Belgian IPA at 7.1% ABV

Maui Brewing Co. / Breakside Brewery Laulima Belgian IPA Belgian IPA at 7.1% ABV (C$3.91 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 13-Sep-2018, acquired 31-Jan-2019, reviewed 7-Feb-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with one finger of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, moderate spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: candi sugar, funky esters, stone fruit, floral, grassy hay, white pepper. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild funk. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mild bitter slightly funky finish. (4/5)

A mild, Belg-ish IPA that does a pretty good job of hiding its larger ABV. Nothing too exciting, but no real negatives either. (I wonder, though, how an OR-HI collaboration decided on “Belgian IPA” as the style. Seriously?) (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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