Revival Brewcade Orange Morty – American IPA at 7.7% ABV

Revival Brewcade Orange Morty – American IPA at 7.7% ABV (C$4.45 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 10-Jun-2021, reviewed 10-Jun-2021)

Appearance: hazy medium gold with one finger of loose pale ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: orange creamsicle (orange juice, lactose, vanilla). (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, low tart. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly creamy body, moderate-low carbonation, medium duration lightly warming finish. (3/5)

Meh. It’s got some of the creamsicle character the label promises, but it needs to go more one way or the other. That is, it’s a little creamy, sure, but only a little. The low carbonation, rather than contributing to a creamy mouthfeel, just makes it feel a bit anaemic and flat, almost watery. Either go heavier and creamier, or lighter and brighter. Definitely not the best example of the style I’ve had. And, I haven’t had a lot by these guys, but despite wanting to like them on general principles (come on, a retro arcade/brewery?) they really aren’t crushing it (for n=5, μ=6.7 & σ=0.9). (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze

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