Persephone Brewing Company Hazy IPA – American IPA at 7% ABV

Persephone Brewing Company Hazy IPA American IPA at 7% ABV (C$4.41 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 12-Apr-2019, reviewed 6-May-2019)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, citrus, dank pine, stone fruit, grainy caramel, faint green onion. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Quite a bit more aggressively bitter than typical for the NEIPA style, especially in the finish, but I’m OK with that. Hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Eureka!, all of which I heartily approve. There’s just the faintest vegetal green onion note as it warms, but it never actually gets to the point of cattiness that Simcoe sometimes can give. It goes quite a bit beyond “hazy” and well into “opaque and chunky” (seriously – there were flakes on the bottom of my glass) but that doesn’t bother me either, especially when the flavour is there – and it is. Nice one from a consistently reliable brewery. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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