Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub – HopScotch Scottish IPA

Spinnakers Hop Scotch Scottish Ale Review


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Spinnakers Hop Scotch Scottish Ale Review

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub – HopScotch Scottish IPA Review

Spinnaker’s is one of BC’s top brewpubs and one of their recent beer release is a Scottish IPA called the Hop Scotch. This Scottish Ale style IPA pours a copper-brown colour coming from its Scottish Ale inspiration. With two fingers of fairly loosely packed head this beer leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass’ sides.  The smell is well hopped with an English style bitterness along side a lightly sweetened caramel note. Beyond the front of hop bitterness there is also a fair bit of malted aroma that comes through smoothing out the ordeal. The flavour is more IPA than Scotch Ale but the depth and dark nature of a Scotch ale comes through with a bit of caramel sweetness and a reasonably big malt to go with the hop. This beer is a great melding of styles to make a beer that BC beer drinkers love (the IPA) slightly different and a tad more unique. The Spinnaker’s Hop Scotch Scottish IPA is one for the books with great flavour and a positive twist on tradition.


Alcohol – 6.4%
IBU – 60
Size –650ml bottle
Price – $6.80 (Craft Retailer)

Spinnakers Hop Scotch Scottish Ale Review
Spinnakers Hop Scotch Scottish Ale Review

Categories: Beer Reviews, Top BC Beers

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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 3 March, 2014, 11:53

    I love these style bending beers. They add so much more flavour!

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