IPA #1
Last Best Eatery & Brewpub

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.5%
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Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 0%
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1
Ratings:
1
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Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
 
Alberta, Canada
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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver. Funny how IPA #2 was added before this one was - ordinality, people!

This beer appears a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with one sturdy finger of puffy, foamy, and mildly creamy ecru head, which leaves some defrosting windshield lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of grainy and crackery caramel malt, a bit of sassy white pepper spice, faint domestic citrus fruit pith, and a further leafy, weedy, and herbal hoppiness. The taste is semi-sweet grainy and doughy caramel malt, still mixed, but now also tropical fruity notes, a weak earthy flintiness, and more leafy, piney, and ethereally perfumed green hop bitters.

The bubbles are fairly capable in their supportive and sometimes playful frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with just a wee hoppy edginess nagging away. It finishes trending dry, as the malt continues a slow retreat, and the hops dig in for the long haul.

A very well-made and enjoyable hopped-up IPA, but balanced by the same expectant set of metrics. This would surely be a stellar go-to at the local pub, and the way that things are looking here in Alberta, that may very well be a thing soon.

Feb 21, 2016
IPA #1 from Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1 ratings