Cabin Brewing Company Something Else – American IPA at 6.1% ABV (C$5.26 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 16-Dec-2022, acquired 29-Dec-2022, reviewed 9-Jan-2023)
Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fingers of rocky pale ivory head, good retention and well-defined soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: zesty citrus, stone & tropical fruit, bready malts, light pine/herbal, faint coconut. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: smooth medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration bitter finish. (4/5)
A cynic might question whether this is actually something else, or just yet another contender in a very crowded (and hazy) field. However, one thing that does distinguish it, aside from being pretty well-crafted, is the surprisingly emphatic bitter finish, uncharacteristic of the all-too-often emphatically sweet examples of the style. All in all, I’d have to say that this does indeed qualify as something else. (16/20)
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