Full Review

Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Misthorn Aurora IPA

Category: Flavored IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.9%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Misthorn Aurora IPA

Category: Flavored IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.9%
Bright copper color. Aromas and flavors of candied citrus, panettone with almond icing, and ripe mango with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish revealing impressions of raw radish and arugula finish. A rich and fruity IPA with dry and bitter finish; a flavorful IPA for the holidays.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: candied citrus, panattone with almond icing, and ripe mango
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of raw radish and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and fruity IPA with dry and bitter finish; a flavorful IPA for the holidays.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

Their Portfolio

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92 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Barrel Aged Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Ukidama Lychee Yuzu Saison 4.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Tidal Series Grapefruit Agave Gose 5.0% (Canada)
86 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.8% (Canada)
95 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager 4.8% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Islander Lager 5.0% (Canada)
94 Vancouver Island Brewing Victoria Dortmunder Lager 4.8% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Raspberry Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Mocha Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
85 Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Winter Amber IPA 6.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Champagne Powder Belgian Brut IPA 6.2% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter 8.2% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Broken Islands Hazy IPA 6.0% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Faller Northwest Pale Ale 5.4% (Canada)
90 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.6% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose 2.4% (Canada)
91 Vancouver Island Brewing Castles in the Sand Saison 6.7% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Twisted Stalk Blackberry Helles 5% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Ocean Sun White Sails Brewing Collab Double IPA 8% (Canada)
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90 Vancouver Island Brewing Mystic Ile Sauvage Brewing Collab Dry-Hopped Sour Ale 5% (Canada)
85 Vancouver Island Brewing Deadhead Land & Sea Brewing Collab Hazy IPA 4.5% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Dominion Dark Lager 5.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Victoria Lager 5.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Porter 6.2% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Aurora IPA 6.9% (Canada)

Flavored IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Flavored IPAs are a relatively new beer style developed and popularized in the mid-2010's. They are characterized by the addition of other flavor ingredients, most notably citrus fruit juices used to complement and augment the citrus-forward nature of newer hop varieties used in American IPAs.