Agent Orange IPA – Giggles & Warlock Craftworks (Richmond, BC, Canada)

Agent Orange IPA – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, 5.8% ABV, 650 ml., (Richmond, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)


on the front-left label:

“Agent Orange IPA: What happens when you combine a crisp refreshing IPA with mandarin oranges? Magic! Introducing Agent Orange IPA with fresh mandarin oranges featuring Galaxy, Citra, and Cascade hops!

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  • Style: (flavoured – mandarin orange) India Pale Ale
  • Taste: Sour tart tangy funk dull mandarin orange lingering bitter pith
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6.55 CAD – 650ml., September 2017
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours cloudy orange, not much head, ringed retention with a spotty thin islands, several spread out singular micro streams.

Nose: mandarin orange with some tart funk. Has a floral edge. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp-dull, citrus sour tart impression

Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), tart medium sour funk, persistent tanginess, dull mandarin orange, background malt

Finish: linger citrus peel bitter, mild orange exhale

Summary: Totally not what I was expecting, and not in a good way. The sour tart funk comes across as abrasive and unpleasant when combined with the bitter profile which has major orange pith nuances – the rough kind you get when you leave a slice of lime in water for a prolonged period of time. Drinkable, but not very enjoyable. Dull, disjointed, and not much of an IPA while taking the worst parts of a mandarin orange. 4 Mile Brewing’s Mandarin IPA [B+] is much better.

The Last Strawberry Wit – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks (BC, Canada)

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The Last Strawberry (strawberry wit), 4.9% ABV – 8 IBU, 650 ml., (Richmond, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)

-They’re finally opening up their own brewing facilities in Richmond after having contracted out their production to various breweries including Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove. Slated to be open to the public in mid-April 2016, be sure to check them out.


on the front-left label:

“A refreshing Belgian with fresh strawberries and sweetened with lactose. Delicately sweet and slightly tart.”

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  • Style: (flavoured – strawberry, lactose) Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Banana wheat malt strawberry roughness tangy sour sweet light milky
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn / N. Burnaby
  • How much: $6.30 CAD (after 10% off) – 650ml., October 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not too special

Visual: Unfiltered. Pours translucent marmalade orange without a significant head, ringed retention with islands, clusters of steady ultra-microstreams.

Nose: strawberry/mild banana puree, very light tangy-mostly fruity, traces of milky (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp-fizz-tingly

Mid-palate: banana wheat malt, strawberry syrup, wheat malt roughness, background tangy-(lvl-4-sweetness), light milky

Finish: lactose tangy sour, hints of pukey, dry banana wheat malt exhale.

Summary: Strawberry advertised, strawberry delivered – decent flavour, slightly thin from the mids to the finish, some roughness as well.