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E9 Brewery Vertigo – American IPA at 6.5% ABV

E9 Brewery Vertigo – American IPA at 6.5% ABV (C$5.26 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 16-Oct-2020, reviewed 23-Oct-2020)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and heavy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, herbal, resiny pine, vinous grapes, coconut. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-soft carbonation, off-dry slightly sharp medium duration finish. (4/5)

Brewer notes say hopped with Sabro and Nelson Sauvin, and I get the expected coconut and vinous notes, but they’re behind a resiny pine and herbal presence that I wouldn’t necessarily associate with those hops. Good stuff, but slightly edgy. (15/20)

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