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Buffalo 9 Brewing The Ridge By Midday – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 60 IBU

Buffalo 9 Brewing The Ridge By Midday – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 60 IBU (C$4.32 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 1-May-2020, reviewed 6-May-2020)

Appearance: hazy straw with two fat fingers of rocky white head, good retention and moderate chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, melon, caramel, citrus, light pine. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration building finish. (4/5)

Ummm… with minimal haze and a beefy bitterness, and no juiciness to speak of – what, exactly, makes this an NEIPA? This is apparently the first offering from these guys, and while I have to admit it’s a damn sight better than the first one I had by the other military-themed brewery in Calgary (how is that even a thing now?), it’s still not exactly one for the win column. I’m being as generous I can possibly can here to the new guys, but the fact is you could drop a full point from pretty much all four categories, easily, given how far outside of the style spec everything lands. Drinkable but forgettable. (13/20)

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2 replies on “Buffalo 9 Brewing The Ridge By Midday – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 60 IBU”

Thanks for the feedback in your review. We agree the haze isn’t where we wanted it to be and we are going to make some tweaks/changes in batch #2. Cheers.

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