The Establishment Brewing Company Switched On – American IPA at 6.7% ABV (C$6.00 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 18-Oct-2023, acquired 30-Oct-2023, reviewed 1-Nov-2023)
Appearance: slightly hazy straw with one fat finger of loose white head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: sweet tropical fruit, caramel, mild dank pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration finish. (3/5)
I’m actually a bit disappointed, if I’m honest. I mean, it’s fine – but “fine” is not really up to par for this brewer, is it? Plus, the writeup on the web site made me think we were going to see a throwback WCIPA with loads of resiny pine – and this is definitely not that. Sorry, guys, you know I love you, but this is merely adequate. (14/20)
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