Strathcona Beer Co. – Left Imperial IPA

Strathcona Beer Co. – Left Imperial IPA

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Appearance
3.7 out of 5
Aroma
4.2 out of 5
Flavour
4 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

3.9
3.9 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Imperial India Pale Ale
  • Brand: Strathcona Beer Company
  • Pros:

    A very strong beer with a nice, lightly sweet tropical fruit character.

  • Cons:

    A touch boozy and sweet

  • Conclusion:

    A sweet, tropical fruit flavoured Imperial IPA that is very strong.

Strathcona Brewing Left Imperial IPA Review Strathcona Beer Co. – Left Imperial IPA Review

Strathcona Brewing has released an Imperial IPA that is simply called “Left”. This beer is a whopping 10.4% alcohol and comes in an elegantly painted bottle. Pouring the beer it is hazy golden-orange in colour and a thick finger’s worth of head sits atop the beer. Leaving light lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is of grapefruit, mango and passion fruit with a slight dankness to the nose. Tasting the beer it has a creamy, thickness on the tongue and starts off with a slight booziness. Soon into the flavour the hop character builds with a tropical fruit, citrus and light pine character that is accompanied by both a bitterness and sweetness. The sweetness helps to balance the 100 IBUs and cut the boozy notes at the same time. At the same time though, 100 IBUs is likely a bit of a stretch as the bitterness is rather mild considering. Strathcona Brewing has done a great job with this beer and have released a very strong, yet somewhat balanced Imperial IPA.

Alcohol – 10.4% ABV
IBU – 100
Hops – Azaaca, Wakatu & Cascade
Size – 650mL

 

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