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Mountains Walking Brewery Seasonal Series Opaque Thoughts Pineapple – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV

Mountains Walking Brewery Seasonal Series Opaque Thoughts Pineapple – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV (C$10.50 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 17-Feb-2021, acquired 9-Apr-2021, reviewed 10-Apr-2021)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pineapple, lactose, stone fruit, vanilla, citrus. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly warming finish. (4/5)

Look, I know that this is the kind of beer that brewers sneer at, OK? But a lot used to (and still do, I suppose) sneer at NEIPAs too, so what does that mean? And, yes, I used to sneer at adjuncts too, and I don’t often rate “Milkshake” IPA’s very highly, usually because I find them too sweet. All of that aside, this is actually fun to drink, and not too sweet. It’s like a blender drink, actually, with lots of pineapple, sweet cream, and vanilla. It actually reminds me of drinking jug after jug (hey, she said she’d make ‘em as long as we drank ‘em, so I did my bit) of Painkillers on a catamaran after skin diving in the Caribbean. (Sigh… I miss skin diving in the Caribbean) Anyway, one of the better milkshake-style IPAs I’ve had. (16/20)

8/10 ryansbooze.com #ryansbooze

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