Annex Ale Project Armchair Anarchist – American Double / Imperial IPA at 9.1% ABV (C$5.17 at Collective, 473 ml, best before 30-Nov-2022, acquired 23-Dec-2021, reviewed 4-Jan-2022)
Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, cereal grains. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-lively carbonation, sweetish medium duration warming finish. (4/5)
I never waved a black flag, but I’ve listened to Black Flag, does that count? The label says they used eight hops here, and brewer notes indicate “hops in the kettle, whirlpool, and three separate dry-hops using three different techniques: high krausen, standard dry hop, and a cold dry hop” – but nowhere can I find which hops. Clearly there’s a few of the starts-with-C usual suspects, but beyond that I’m not sure… which, I suppose, means it’s done fairly well, since nothing really stands out or dominates? I could have gone a little lower on scoring, maybe, but ultimately there’s nothing wrong with this, and although it drinks a little boozy, it’s certainly appropriate to the ABV. (16/20)
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