Moody Ales West Coast IPA – American IPA at 6% ABV | 50 IBU (C$6.00 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 8-Mar-2023, acquired 4-Jul-2023, reviewed 9-Jul-2023)
Appearance: clear pale gold with two fingers of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: stone fruit, dank pine, caramel, citrus. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky finish with lingering piney dank. (3/5)
The pine grows in this one (which is welcome, given the ostensible style) and eventually takes its rightful place as the dominant flavour element, particularly in the finish. The caramel, which first seemed a little unbalanced, turns out to be about the right weight to support the piney fruity hops. I liked this a lot more at the end of the pint than I did at the beginning. (15/20)
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