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Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co. Melody West Coast IPA (Release 05) – American IPA at 6.5% ABV

Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co. Melody West Coast IPA (Release 05) – American IPA at 6.5% ABV (C$3.45 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 16-Nov-2020, acquired 18-Nov-2020, reviewed 22-Nov-2020)

Appearance: clear pale amber with short, short-lived loose pale ivory head, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: resiny pine, grapefruit, caramel & toffee, stone fruit, light melon. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (4/5)

Brewer notes indicate Simcoe and Amarillo hops. I’d prefer a bit brighter and lighter, but it’s a solid classic WCIPA, cleanly implemented. Better than their NEIPA, and probably my high water mark from this brewer so far. (15/20)

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