Brewery Bhavana Yield – Session IPA at 4.5% ABV

Brewery Bhavana Yield – Session IPA at 4.5% ABV (C$4.95 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 20-May-2020, acquired 9-Apr-2021, reviewed 9-Apr-2021)

Appearance: murky opaque pale gold with a massive foamy pale ivory head, good retention and moderate stringy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, zesty grapefruit, sweet cereal grains, resiny pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-lively carbonation, off-dry short duration finish. (4/5)

I had instant regret when I finally found the date code, which wasn’t much put to rest when I got nearly overflowing foam upon cracking the can, and a huge loose head that grew while the pour became steadily murkier. Then I smelled it, and thought it might not be so bad. After tasting it, I concluded it really wasn’t so bad at all, with lots of flavour for a very mild ABV. Now I have regret that it might have been so much better when fresh. Oh, well – my regret is at least somewhat tempered by the fact that it’s beer o’clock on a Friday afternoon…  (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze

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