Bellwoods Brewery Ghost Orchid – American IPA at 6.3% ABV (C$7.95 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 16-Mar-2022, acquired 7-Apr-2022, reviewed 10-Apr-2022)
Appearance: hazy opaque pale gold with one fat finger of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy citrus, vinous grape, resiny pine, oats & cereal grains. (9/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-low bitter. (9/10) Palate: smooth medium body, moderate carbonation, mildly sweet medium duration warming finish. (4/5)
I’m sure there are things in my life right now more exciting than a three week old IPA from Bellwoods. I’m… just… not entirely sure what they might be, right at the moment. They say they used the lion’s share of their Nelson Sauvin allotment for this one, but don’t specify that it’s actually a single-hop. Regardless, it’s lovely bright hops on a clean malt base, easy to drink, and definitely works for me. (17/20)
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