Quidi Vidi Brewing Company QVxNF Milky Way – American IPA at 5.9% ABV

Quidi Vidi Brewing Company QVxNF Milky Way American IPA at 5.9% ABV (C$3.57 at NLC Stavanger, 473 ml, packaged on 27-Feb-2019, acquired 18-Mar-2019, reviewed 12-Apr-2019)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky white head, good retention and moderate stringy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: overripe tropical fruit, lactose, faint citrus. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate bitter slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

I was hoping this would be the star of the four pack, but in fact it’s a less than impressive offering. The aroma is dominated by overripe tropical fruit, and the finish is more bitter than appropriate, with an astringent edge. I wonder if this is oxidized, actually, but in any case it’s definitely not a good example of the style. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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