Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA
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This is a wet hopped IPA. Fresh hops were fresh from the Sartori Cedar Ranch and rushed to the brewery.
If you like the fresh hops, this 66IBU beer will make your palate sing. I have a cold, but the clogged nose could still pick out the floral and citrus hops. There was still a little caramel malt hiding in the background. The picture does it justice, the copper-ruby colour supports a medium pillow of head. After the head fades off, the ample carbonation keeps a layer of bubbles there at all times. With every sip, the citrus (grapefruit) and floral hops envelope the whole mouth. This all rides on a earthy caramel sweetness. The whole experience is a little chewy, with bitterness noticed primarily at the back of the tongue.
The aromatic and vaporous citrus hops leaned towards astringent. The finish was sadly rather short lived for a big IPA.
Alcohol Content +1 7%
It was nice to have the extra alcohol to chase this cold away.
I picked this up at Liquor Plus for $6.50 for a bomber. It was excellent and I plan to get an extra one or two for my father as a Xmas present.
Ingame Enhancement +1
Under threats of bodily harm from SWMBO, there was no gaming tonight. Tonight I shall only dream of whacking zombies online. And yes I used this category to pad up the score.
This is a great Canadian fresh hopped brew. If you love the hops, you will love this one. BTW I like the new bottle.
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