The Afternoon Show With Kelly WIPA
Last Best Eatery & Brewpub

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.1%
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Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 0%
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1
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Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
 
Alberta, Canada
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz glass in DT Calgary.

This beer appears a hazy, medium apricot amber hue, with one skinny finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and soapy off-white head, which leaves some decent ragged bonsai tree lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of grainy, bready pale malt, estery yeast, dried orange and lemon citrus rind, some witbier like spice (clove and white pepper), rock candy, and peppy weedy and starkly floral hops. The taste is bready, doughy pale and caramel malt, muddled citrus flesh, stale chewing gum, more heady clove, cardamom, and allspice, um, spice, earthy yeast, and weakening leafy, weedy, and still rather floral hops.

The bubbles are fairly restrained in their plain yet supportive frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and a bit tacky in its lackadaisical smoothness. It finishes trending dry, all yeast, overruled malt, and lingering Flemish spice.

Well, I don't know if Kelly Ripa is into Belgian witbiers or not, but her (sort of) namesake brew here has a certain predilection for them - this seems very much like a blend, wherein the base IPA cedes control to the guest yeast and spice. Not what I'm looking for in the style, I'm afraid - maybe this should indeed be a Belgian IPA.

May 27, 2015
The Afternoon Show With Kelly WIPA from Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2 ratings