Dandy Brewing Company Ultra Pale Ale – Session IPA at 2.5% ABV

Dandy Brewing Company Ultra Pale Ale Session IPA at 2.5% ABV (C$4.00 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 28-May-2019, reviewed 29-May-2019)

Appearance: clear deep gold with two fingers of loose pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, citrus, caramel. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium bitter finish. (4/5)

That’s more than a little impressive: despite the nearly non-existent 2.5% ABV, there’s a decent aroma and flavour going on here. I was expecting it to be pale and watery, and though it’s not exactly robust, it’s a long way from bland. If you wanted an actual breakfast beer (hey, I ain’t judging…) this could easily fit the bill. (But, a silver can with “ULTRA” vertically on the side? I suspect you can expect a fairly unpleasant letter from ABInBev’s lawyers in the near future.) (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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