Bad Tattoo Brewing Co. – West Coast IPA

Bad Tattoo Brewing Co. – West Coast IPA

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Aroma
3.4 out of 5
Appearance
3.9 out of 5
Taste
3.8 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.7
3.7 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: India Pale Ale
  • Brand: Bad Tattoo Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A nice caramel and grapefruit kick to a West Coast IPA

  • Cons:

    Not an overly BC-flavoured IPA

  • Conclusion:

    A balanced, piney IPA with a bit more variety of flavour than you may expect

Bad Tattoo Brewing Co. - West Coast IPA Review Bad Tattoo Brewing Co. – West Coast IPA Review

From Penticton BC’s Bad Tattoo Brewing Company comes the West Coast IPA. This native art – adorned bottle was designed by Jeff White of the Kettle Valley Tattoo Company for a local, artistic infusion.  At 65 IBU and 6.2% this BC IPA cuts down the middle for expected intensity and flavour. From the bottle this Okanagan craft beer pours as a slightly clouded, amber colour with a half-finger’s worth of head on top. The beer smells of light caramel, tropical fruit, grapefruit and citrus in a mid-sweet, mid hopped brew.  The flavour is rather malty for the style with a grapefruit and pine hop flavour coming through strongest. A caramel sweetness is apparent in this mid-bodied IPA making for a beer that is balanced and flavourful. The Bad Tattoo West Coast IPA is true to BC tradition but with a bit more in the flavour than just a piney hop like you may expect.

Alcohol – 6.2%
IBU – 65
Size – 650ml bottle
Price – $7.30 (Private Liquor Store)
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Bad Tattoo Brewing Co. - West Coast IPA Review Bad Tattoo Brewing Co. - West Coast IPA Review

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