Banded Peak Brewery Up Track IPA – American IPA at 5.8% ABV | 40 IBU

Banded Peak Brewery Up Track IPA – American IPA at 5.8% ABV | 40 IBU (C$4.45 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 9-Dec-2019, acquired 9-Jan-2020, reviewed 17-Jan-2020)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fingers of rocky white head, good retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy tropical fruit, citrus, pale malt, pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth medium bitter finish. (4/5)

A well-balanced IPA that runs pretty much down the middle of the road for the style stylistically and structurally. Solidly made, with no one thing standing out in particular, other than the pleasantly juicy aroma. Just a pleasant, easy-drinking example of the style, whose restrained ABV means you can drink as many of them as you like. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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