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Strathcona Beer Company Get Down – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 30 IBU

Strathcona Beer Company Get Down – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 30 IBU (C$4.50 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 31-Dec-2020, reviewed 10-Jan-2021)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with two fingers of rocky pale ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sweet tropical fruit, coconut, stone fruit, herbal, resiny pine, citrus. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-soft carbonation, smooth slightly sticky finish. (4/5)

Hopped with Vic Secret, Galaxy, and El Dorado, with oats in the malt bill and a lactose addition. Not bad, with a fair amount going on in the aroma, but for my preference it tends to be a bit heavy on the lactose sweetness. I also find it a bit light in the pine and the citrus, both of which might have helped in moderating the sweet had they been a bit more emphatic. Not bad, but could probably be a lot better with a few tweaks. And, in fact, it might well be that it’s just a bit too old, but I can’t tell because there’s no packaging date. (14/20)

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