Rickshaw Raspberry IPA – Tree Brewing (Kelowna, BC, Canada)

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Rickshaw Raspberry IPA – Tree Brewing, 5.6% ABV, 650ml, (Kelowna, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)

printed on the back:

“Subtle aromas of fresh raspberry lead to a well hopped, well balanced IPA. Displaying classic flavors of grapefruit, wood/earthy notes and pine needles, the finish is dry with pleasant bitterness and raspberry notes. HOPS: Perle, Centennial, Cascade, Columbus, Crystal MALT: Pilsner, Vienna”

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  • Style: (raspberry) flavoured IPA
  • Taste: Burnt astringent sweet lager malt
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn @ Hastings/Burnaby
  • How much: $6 (after 10% off)– 650ml., December 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: it’s okay

Visual: Pours cloudy pale orange with a decent smallish foamy head, a nice layer of very sticky retention, lots of active streams scattered throughout.

Nose: orange citrus, hops. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: silky-creamy thick crisp mouthfeel, bright

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) orange citrus, toffee malts, grapefruity.

Finish: light raspberry exhale, super-soft lingering hopped simple bitterness.

Summary: Lots of orange and grapefruit citrus, light raspberry fruitiness to this IPA; The finishing hoppiness is rather simple however.