Friday, August 7, 2009

Swans Extra IPA

Swans Extra IPA

Ratebeer 3.51 80st percentile
Beer Advocate A-

The beer in question is the closest one. Meterman seems very happy with his choice of the Swan's Scotch Ale.

Taste +4

The nose is quite pleasant with both floral and citrus hops. A hop assertive first sip lets you know that this IPA means business. After the hop bite is done, a wash of caramel barely sneaks in before the hops are back at it again. The hop finish is slightly citrus, but not grapefruit, more of a Seville orange.

Aftertaste +2

The bitterness lingers on for ages, imparting flavours floral hops that are not very astringent.

Alcohol Content 6.8% +1


Value +1

This was a great PNW IPA and it surely will make a regular appearance in the ARC beer fridge.

Ingame Enhancement +1

No gaming this afternoon; just Meterman and I draining some glasses at the best brewpub in Victoria.

Overall 9/10

What can I say, Swan's brews good beers.

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