Bowen Island Brewing Main Sail ISA – Session IPA at 4.3% ABV | 40 IBU

Bowen Island Brewing Main Sail ISA – Session IPA at 4.3% ABV | 40 IBU (C$2.00 at Okotoks Co-Op, 355 ml, packaged on 18-Nov-2019, acquired 1-Feb-2020, reviewed 1-Feb-2020)

Appearance: clear deep gold with two fat fingers of high-lofted loose pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel, floral, citrus. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, short duration mild bitter finish. (3/5)

Brewer notes say it’s hopped with Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade. Well, perhaps – but not very many of them! Despite its light malt bill, the hops still manage to take a back seat to the malt. On the other hand, it’s easy-drinking with no off character – even if it is boring. (13/20)

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