Ecliptic Brewing Starburst IPA – American IPA at 7.8% ABV | 75 IBU

Ecliptic Brewing Starburst IPA American IPA at 7.8% ABV | 75 IBU (C$3.02 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 23-Apr-2019, acquired 14-Jun-2019, reviewed 22-Jun-2019)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of rocky off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, some soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: oily citrus peel, dank pine, pale malt, mixed fruit, hint of green onion and floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

The brewer says this is brewed with Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe – to which I say, shit yeah! Oily citrus peel and dank resiny pine on a clean pale malt base – what’s not to like? (Yes, there’s a little vegetal note there, but that’s not an off flavour, especially when you’re working with Simcoe.) It could stand to be prettier, sure, but couldn’t we all? (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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