Vexillum Imperial IPA – Four Winds Brewing (Delta, BC, Canada)


Vexillum Imperial IPA – Four Winds Brewing Co., 9% ABV, 650ml, (Delta, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)

on the front-left label:

Vexillum, an ancient Imperial Roman symbol for strength and nobility. This insistently hoppy IPA reveals notes of Grapefruit and Melon while finishing bitter, yet affably balanced.


  • Style:Imperial IPA
  • Taste: Full tangy tangerine sweet malt grapefruit/melon hop exhale
  • Where I got it : traded with my brother
  • How much: ~$9 CAD – 650ml., Sometime in 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: 50/50

Visual: Pours golden orange with virtually no head, very thin hazy layer of retention, slow steady streams.

Nose: tangerine grassy hops, background alcohol. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: onset of heavy alcohol, micro half-creamy, mildly slick

Mid-palate: alcohol detection, tangerine hop oils, (lvl-6-sweetness), fruity-citrus malt, tangy

Finish: soft grapefruit bitter hops, lingering full maltiness, faint melon exhale

Summary: smooth-full tangy citrus malt, alcoholic but overall quite clean. Solid.