Anchorage Brewing Company Unwanted Dead – Triple IPA at 10% ABV (C$8.90 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 7-Apr-2022, reviewed 11-Apr-2022)
Appearance: opaque medium gold with one finger of fine white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: zesty lemon, stone fruit, cereal grains. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate-soft carbonation, sweetish warming finish. (4/5)
That is some seriously creepy-ass, Garth Ennis Crossed level artwork – and I respect that. Brewed with Citra Incognito, DDH with Galaxy, Sabro, and Motueka. Ignoring for the moment Belgian IPAs (which aren’t really “IPAs”, right?) this is maybe the second IPA(-ish) offering I’ve ever had by this brewer (and the previous was a DIPA). In fact, that one was pretty similar, because the best comparison I can come up with here is a boozy lemon meringue pie – and the other I had was Double Pie Assassin. In my experience (for n=17, μ=7.7 & σ=0.77) Anchorage really shines with Saisons, and when they step outside their wheelhouse, you get something that might well be interesting – but probably isn’t masterful. (16/20)
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