Inner City Brewing The 800 Block – American IPA at 5.5% ABV

Inner City Brewing The 800 Block American IPA at 5.5% ABV (C$4.45 at Okotoks Co-Op, 473 ml, packaged on 8-Feb-2019, acquired 5-May-2019, reviewed 5-May-2019)

Appearance: hazy pale amber with two fat fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, citrus, stone fruit, grainy caramel, dank pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (4/5)

The can says “Juicy stone fruit & tropical aromas. Dank & piney. Hazy goodness.” Yeah, OK, sure. At first, anyway, even if not quite as brightly (or dankly) as I might like. As it warms, the grainy malt comes a bit more to the forefront, though. Still and all, not bad, and a promising first offering from another new downtown Calgary brewer. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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