Twin Sails Brewing / Collective Arts Brewing Thunder Buddies – American Double / Imperial IPA at 7.8% ABV

Twin Sails Brewing / Collective Arts Brewing Thunder Buddies American Double / Imperial IPA at 7.8% ABV (C$6.21 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 1-Feb-2019, acquired 22-Feb-2019, reviewed 25-Feb-2019)

Appearance: near opaque pale gold with one fat finger of creamy white head, good retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy tropical fruit, citrus, oats, resiny pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation tending soft, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (4/5)

I understand this is the second half of a collaborative effort, brewed at Twin Sails’ BC location, while the other was done at Collective Arts in Ontario. (I still haven’t seen the first one, though.) Vic Secret is one of my favourite hops, so no surprises how much I enjoy this. The flaked oats definitely contribute to a creaminess in the body, but I wonder if that’s why overall I find this just a touch too sweet for my preference. Fact is, it’s lots of fun, but the slightly sticky mouthfeel makes me think I wouldn’t want to drink more than one at a go. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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