Lone Wolf IPA – Fernie Brewing (Fernie, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: B-

Lone Wolf IPA – Fernie Brewing, 6.5% ABV – 650ml., (Fernie, BC, Canada)

from ratebeer.com:

“After many a request, plea, rally and occasional riot, Fernie Brewing has succumbed to the needs of the people. May we present to you our Lone Wolf IPA. A new 650ml product, this IPA has four select malts in combination with four classic hop varieties & time honored traditional brewing methods including dry hopping, resulting in a golden ale with exceptional flavour & complexity. A true IPA in every sense.”

  • Style: India Pale Ale
  • Taste: Softly bitter grapefruit hopped, brown sugar malts
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5.50 – 650ml., March 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: 50/50

Visual: Pours clear maple syrup orange/brown with minimal creamy head, thin layer of retention, some lacing, countless active streams.

Nose: sweet malts with a bit of honey and brown sugar (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: sharp-crisp hoppy bittersweetness

Mid-palate: cream-fizzy mouthfeel, (lvl-7)-malty sweetness, (MAIN) malts, brown sugar, honey, mild grapefruit

Finish: subtle bitter-hopped attack, lingering brown sugar malted hopped finish.

Summary: A rather softly hopped IPA and more on the sweet side. Drinkable and enjoyable, although it lacks some character.