Snake Lake Brewing Company Miss Mermaid – Session IPA at 4.5% ABV | 20 IBU

Snake Lake Brewing Company Miss Mermaid Session IPA at 4.5% ABV | 20 IBU (C$2.92 at Collective, 355 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 12-Apr-2019, reviewed 15-Apr-2019)

Appearance: opaque straw with one fat finger of creamy white head, good retention and spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: tropical fruits, citrus, pale malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-soft carbonation, short mild bitter finish. (4/5)

Snake Lake is proving to be one of the most reliable breweries, new, local, or otherwise, that I can think of – they simply don’t do bad beer. I waffled a little on my scoring here: basically the conundrum was, do I score it as if it were an APA, or do I make accommodations for it being a Session? Ultimately I decided to score it as a straight APA, so you can think of it as being better than the score would imply, for a Session. It’s definitely got big flavour for such a low ABV, and any way you slice it, it’s definitely refreshing. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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