India Summer Ale
Persephone Brewing

India Summer AleIndia Summer Ale
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
5.5%
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3.73 | pDev: 16.35%
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7
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Persephone Brewing
 
British Columbia, Canada
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle - so, now we have another meaning for 'ISA' - when will the grammatical nonsense stop?!!!

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with one skinny-ass finger of weakly puffy, somewhat foamy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some mountain-top snowline lace around the glass as things quickly abate.

It smells of sort of dank pine resin, muddled domestic citrus rind, bready and doughy pale malt, and further leafy, weedy, and kind of soapy floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, some biscuity white cereal, edgy white grapefruit and underripe navel orange citrus, ethereal tropical fruit notes, and more testy leafy, herbal, and resinous green hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly active in their sometimes fizzy, but more often frothy manifestations, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, just some citrus and pine astringencies getting a little too big for their britches right about here. It finishes off-dry, but not by much, as the malt continues to turtle, leaving the scene to those hipster hop, um, 'scenesters'.

Overall, this is quite a decent version of the India Session Ale, reworked here to have a supposed summer twist. Lots of varied hop bitterness abounding all around, enough to keep the Gambrinus pilsener malt verily on its toes, and one's tastebuds equally on guard. Good stuff.

May 04, 2016
India Summer Ale from Persephone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 7 ratings