Imperial White IPA – Bridge Brewing Co. (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)


Imperial White IPA – Bridge Brewing, 8.0% ABV – 75 IBUs, 650ml., (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*)

printed on the front-right label:

“Clocking in at 75 IBU and 8.0% ABV, this bold yet balanced Imperial White IPA is well hopped with Magnum, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops. Aged with White Wine Oak, look for hints of fresh crushed gooseberries, passionfruit, and white peach along with light oaky tannins.”

  • Style: (white wine oak aged) Imperial IPA
  • Taste: Tangy creamy thick subtle white peach bright fruity toffee malty biting dry hops
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn, N. Bby
  • How much: $8.25 (after 10% off) – 650ml., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados:

Visual: Pours cloudy orange-brown with a very small foamy head, 1mm layer of retention, clusters of slow steady micro streams.

Nose: faint peachy apricot (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: crisp-thicker-full, incoming fruity hops

Mid-palate: cascading creaminess, (lvl-5-sweetness), white peach, fruity bright-half toffee barley malt, tangy

Finish: biting dry bitter hops, white oak, residual malts.

Summary: The advertised fruit flavours of gooseberry, passionfruit and white peach are slightly exaggerated with mostly white peach being displayed. Solid nevertheless, enjoyable texture and flavours.