Thursday, June 18, 2009
Propeller IPA (Nova Scotia)
Ratebeer 3.46 81st percentile
Beer Advocate B+
I like a good strong IPA, or a very mild IPA. This one is in between; with a faint nose of piney hops and caramel malts. The taste was very similar, rather watery medium feel with a slight ice-cool backbone. You could only pick up slight piney hop resin but not citrus. Only a trace of vanilla sweetness.
There was more of a malt sweetness than you would expect from an IPA. It lingered a little, but then it was gone.
Alcohol Content +1 6.5%
IPA's must be strong to be flavourful IMHO.
I originally gave it a +1. Then I tried the Granville Island Brockton IPA and decided this was a better mass produced IPA.
Ingame Enhancement 0
More Elvis Costello talk (variety) show distain. I felt like reaching into the TV and tightening Elvis's cravat until he shut up.
This is an OK IPA; certainly better than that other Nova Scotia IPA Alexander Keiths. It was no where as good as Stone IPA or Brockton's IPA.