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Torque Brewing Inc. Red Line – India Red Ale at 6.5% ABV | 60 IBU

Torque Brewing Inc. Red Line – India Red Ale at 6.5% ABV | 60 IBU (C$4.36 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 27-Jul-2020, acquired 3-Sep-2020, reviewed 11-Sep-2020)

Appearance: clear deep amber with three fingers of dense ivory head, excellent retention and heavy chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: resiny pine, caramel, oily citrus, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly slick body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter finish. (4/5)

I had actually forgotten how much I like a nice Red IPA. This might not be “nice”, as in “plays nice with others”, but it’s also not terribly unbalanced – and, hey, I have a bit of a soft spot for the whole “hops and malt battling it out for dominance” school of brewing. Not to mention, it’s awful pretty. All in all, I can’t see how it comes away with less than an “A” rating. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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