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Central Waters Brewing Co. Rift IPA – American IPA at 6.75% ABV | 50 IBU

Central Waters Brewing Co. Rift IPA – American IPA at 6.75% ABV | 50 IBU (C$4.72 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 3-Sep-2020, acquired 16-Oct-2020, reviewed 24-Oct-2020)

Appearance: hazy medium gold with a large rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and heavy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, resiny pine, bready caramel, tropical fruit. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, sweetish lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Brewer notes say hopped with Centennial, Simcoe, and Citra, and that’s pretty much what the aroma delivers: predominantly citrus and resiny pine on a bready caramel base, with a bit of tropical fruit in the background. There’s some West Coast influence here, and the final result is old school without feeling boring. Solid and enjoyable. (16/20)

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