Two Sergeants Brewing Inc. 17 Pounder Left Coast IPA – American IPA at 5.6% ABV

Two Sergeants Brewing Inc. 17 Pounder Left Coast IPA American IPA at 5.6% ABV (C$4.01 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 14-Jun-2019, reviewed 28-Jun-2019)

Appearance: clear medium amber with four fingers of fluffy ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grainy caramel, pine, leafy weeds, citrus, earth. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-lively carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

Foamy as hell and almost impossible to pour, making me think it’s an infected can, but there were no off flavours or other clear indications of infection. (On the front end, anyway – as the pint progressed, the lingering bitter started to become slightly astringent, again making me think there might be an infection here.) The colour is slightly dark for an AIPA, making me think it was going to be more of an EIPA, but the hops are definitely American, and sorta left coast-ish, if somewhat old-fashioned. OK, but certainly nothing exciting. (12/20)

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