Imperial IPA for Autism – Central City Brewing (Surrey, BC, Canada)

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Imperial IPA for Autism – Central City Brewing, 9% ABV, 650ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada) (*local craft beer*)

On the back label:

“Autism now affects 1 in 88 children. In BC, rates have increased 78% since 2006 and are growing rapidly. We have teamed up with Simon Fraser University to run groundbreaking Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy trials. $2 from every bottle of this Limited Edition Imperial IPA for Autism goes towards this program.”

  • Style: Imperial IPA
  • Taste: Thick heavy sweet malty caramel orange citrus bitter hopped alcoholic
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $7 – 650ml., July 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: suitable for those who like it alcoholic

Visual: Pours translucent light copper brown with a small okay-lasting head, half-sticky lacing, a thin layer of micro retention, just a few tiny steady streams.

Nose: super thick malty. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: subdued incoming alcohol bitterness, soft creamy mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-heavy sweetness, (MAIN) caramel, malts, orange citrus, bitter peel

Finish: stealth resiny hopped bitterness, lingering hops.

Summary: Full-bodied, heavily sweetened, malted and taxing on the palate, this one goes better with some food. Too heavy for me, somewhat out of balance.