Razza Raspberry ISA – Bridge Brewing (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Razza Raspberry ISA – Bridge Brewing, 3.8% ABV – 35 IBUs, 650ml., (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*, seasonal)

printed on the front-right label:

“We’ve used 150lbs of locally sourced raspberries from the Fraser Valley to take our ISA to the next level for maximum summertime indulgence. Pouring slightly pink, with bright succulent raspberry aromatics. Look for soft tones of oranges, pink grapefruit and floral notes from the Centennial hops. Magnum adds a moderate bitterness to the finish.”

Ingredients: North Shore Water, Canadian Pale Malt, Caramel Vienna Malt, Munich Malt, Crystal 15 Malt, Honey Malt, Magnum Hops, Centennial Hops, Yeast.

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  • Style: (Raspberry) Flavoured ISA
  • Taste: Sharp hoppy bitter malt sour tangy mild raspberry exhale
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey, N. Bby
  • How much: $6 (after 10% off) – 650ml., September 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah

Visual: Pours cinnamon brown with a very small dissipating head, thin hazy retention, clusters of very fast streams.

Nose: fermented juicy sourness, caramel malts. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp-dull, incoming dry malt bitterness

Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, medium-high sour, (MAIN) brown sugar, barley malt -> med-high tangy

Finish: toasted malt exhale, grassy hop lingering bitter and lingering sour some funk.

Summary: Not fruity and yet not malty sweet, mainly dominated by bitterness and sour funk. Unbalanced and hardly sessionable, it drinks too rough.