Saltspring Island Ales – Earl Grey IPA

Saltspring Island Ales – Earl Grey IPA

Rating

4.1 out of 5
Aroma
3.8 out of 5
Appearance
4.5 out of 5
Taste
3.9 out of 5
Palate

Total

4.1
4.1 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: India Pale Ale
  • Brand: Saltspring Island Ales
  • Pros:

    Distinct and very enjoyable tea flavours

  • Cons:

    Tea is very strong and takes over a bit

  • Conclusion:

    A nicely balanced intensity of both tea flavours and English IPA notes.

Saltspring Island Ales Earl Grey IPA Review Saltspring Island Ales – Earl Grey IPA Review

Saltspring Island beer doesn’t make it far from the water-locked island home but you can find it as some locations on Vancouver Island. One beer that they have somewhat secretly been brewing is their Earl Grey IPA. This beer comes in bomber bottles and pours a dark, slightly clouded caramel colour that is actually close to the colour of a cup of earl grey tea. The nose is quite strong with a combination of bergamont, citrus and English style hop bitterness. The nose is actually very nice and very unique. The flavour is also very unique with a strong tea component. Giving an Earl Grey flavour, light citrus and a defined, neutral bitterness the tea flavour mellows the bitterness dramatically. There are big, English hop tones hidden in the mix but the dry tea flavours mask it very well. If you are a fan of tea then this is the beer for you. It somehow takes on the full tea characteristic but remains beer at the same time.

Alcohol – 7.0%
Size – 650ml bottle
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Saltspring Island Ales Earl Grey IPA Review Saltspring Island Ales Earl Grey IPA Review

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