Cabin Brewing Company Poster Girl – American IPA at 6% ABV

Cabin Brewing Company Poster Girl – American IPA at 6% ABV (C$4.72 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 23-Mar-2020, acquired 25-Mar-2020, reviewed 25-Mar-2020)

Appearance: crystal clear pink-tinged pale gold with two fat fingers of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dank pine, oranges, pale malt, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (4/5)

Smells and tastes nothing like you might expect given the way it looks. I was expecting a lot of hibiscis/floral notes, but in fact that’s pretty restrained, and even the blood orange is slightly beaten out by the dank pink resin. I love the fact that the hops still manage to take centre stage despite the presence of enough adjunct to turn the beer pink. Really nice, and not sweet at all. (16/20)

The labels says this is named in honour of Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl, the Canadian precursor to Rosie the Riveter. (I suspect she’s the true inspiration for that poster, though most [American] sources list others.)

8/10 #ryansbooze