Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Beer #1

Beer #1
(from World Beer Cup Loot)

Propeller Brewery, Nova Scotia, BC CANADA
Propeller IPA
ABV: 6.5%

Propeller Brewery History
Appearance: Pours with thin white foam layer which dissapates into a ring. Very clear dark golden color.
Aroma: Earthy, spicy slight grapefruit/orange citrus hop aroma with faint malt aroma. Weak hop aroma for an IPA.
Taste: Slight caramel quickly dissapates, dry followed by harsh bitterness and alcohol, which become the dominate flavors. Piney, spicy hop flavors
Mouthfeel: Very thin, light.
Overall: An interesting mix of an english & american IPA flavors , but lacking the aggressive american IPA floral character. The bitterness and alcohol are overpowering the biscuty malt character. Has a hint of caramel malt, but not enough. Flavors and aroma are more of an english IPA, where the IBU's and abv are more american. A solid english IPA, but not an american IPA.


David said...

I am so jealous of your haul.

Looking forward to see what other gems you procured.



marcus said...

I feel kinda guilty, but I will be sharing with friends who are beer geeks. There are many interesting beers that I can't wait to taste!