Dog Island Brewing Wyld Stallyons – American IPA at 6% ABV | 15 IBU

Dog Island Brewing Wyld Stallyons – American IPA at 6% ABV | 15 IBU (C$4.23 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 9-Jan-2020, reviewed 12-Jan-2020)

Appearance: unclean hazy deep gold with two fingers of fluffy off-white head, excellent retention and heavy soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: citrus zest, stone fruit, wheat, tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, medium duration finish. (4/5)

I like the (I suspect only semi-)ironic name and artwork, reminiscent of a high school garage band that does AC⚡︎DC covers. The appearance of the beer itself is slightly less impressive, with a slightly dirty cast in addition to its haze. Lots of fruit on the nose, which stops just short of being brightly juicy. Initially there’s an emphasis on a grapefruity citrus zest, which gradually fades into stone and tropical fruits on a sweetish, almost lactose wheat- or spelt-like graininess. Decent overall but nothing earth-shattering, and not a lot of “wild” character. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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