HOP2IT Virtual IPA - Cannery Brewing Company
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
3.05/5 rDev -3.8%
A 10th anniversary ale for Delancy Direct, brewed by Cannery Brewing out in Penticton. Sorry, but the label looks to me like it was designed on the old Super NES, for what it's worth. Comes in a 650 ml brown bottle, and pours out a clear copper hue with lots of carbonation activity and a tall loose frothy off-white head. Looks good so far.
Mild bready and biscuity malt on the nose, dandelions and herbal hops as well. Overall the aroma is quite mild and subdued, especially for an IPA.
Clean grainy malt, some bready dimensions up front in the flavour. Hops kick in shortly afterwards, and while my palate initially wants to read them as herbal and spicy, the telltale grapefruit pith character wins out, denoting an American hop presence, and therefore tipping things off the fence a but more towards American IPA in style. Citrus hops come out in the end, with a bit of a spicy kick on the side. Dry grapefruit pith lingers on in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium-bodied, dancing on the border of it, while the texture is watery and slippery, with low carbonation except for a brief kick on the finish.
Nothing really noteworthy going on here, especially for the anniversary beer of a beer distributor, although I do like the idea they came up with to commemorate an anniversary of theirs. Still an average IPA at best without much character or depth, just a lot of dry, somewhat astringent hop action. However there is still some hop action going on here.
05-14-2012 07:35:24 | More by IronDjinn
More User Reviews:
3.28/5 rDev +3.5%
650ml bottle, with some blurry 8-bit cartoon rabbit and hop cluster visual pun imagery on the aspirationally epic label. The first ode that I've seen to those who enable the connection between brewer, warehouse, store, and um, me. Also, the traditional 10th anniversary involves tin or aluminum, so shouldn't this be in cans?
This beer pours a very clear medium bronzed amber colour, with two standard fingers of puffy, foamy off-white head, which renders some nice variably webbed lace around the glass as it gently settles.
It smells of bready, crackery malt, a bit of mild citrus rind, and softly piney, floral hops. The taste is more soft cereal malt, a bit doughy, and plainly so, the subsequent expected hop incursion neither disappointing nor wowing - just some indistinctly bitter, slightly grassy flavours providing the necessary balance.
The bubbles are a bit peppy, but agreeably so, and verily supportive, the body medium light in weight, and smooth, given the lack of dissenting opinion. It finishes lightly bready and biscuity, the malt still doddering along, and the hops doing a pretty good impression of that shop that closes up just an aggravatingly bit too early.
I had suspected that this was just a re-label of the Indian Rock IPA, but, if my memory serves, this is a rather restrained version of the latter, which was a decently balanced incarnation of the style. Drinkable enough, but nothing that I would really want associated with my own 10th anniversary - which would be more a time of pompous excess.
05-30-2012 05:59:30 | More by biboergosum
3.1/5 rDev -2.2%
A - clear dark golden, thumb of white head retained fairly well, bits of random lacing
S - dry grainy maltiness, spicy and herbal hop aromas, a slight astringent
T - starts with a dry cracker malt, quickly moves to spicy hops, followed by a blast of grapefruit and astringent in your face, this lingers on which is a bit unfortunate
M - light start, but the over the top astringent takes over as well as a mild back of the throat burn
O - I had high hopes for this brew, especially after revisiting their Wildfire IPA recently which is one of my faves, this doesn't quite hit the mark, an average IPA
08-30-2012 02:54:58 | More by joemcgrath27
HOP2IT Virtual IPA from Cannery Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.