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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Misthorn Winter Amber IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Misthorn Winter Amber IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.5%
Burnt sienna color. Aromas of fresh tangerine juice, ripe peach, fruit punch, and panettone with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length almond croissant finish. A flamboyant and fruity IPA with wide-appeal and in-check bitterness; akin to a radler.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fresh tangerine juice, ripe peach, fruit punch, and panettone
Taste Flavor: almond croissant
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flamboyant and fruity IPA with wide-appeal and in-check bitterness; akin to a radler.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

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

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87 Vancouver Island Brewing Raspberry Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
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American Style IPA

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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