Saltspring Island Ales – Snug IPA

Saltspring Island Snug IPA Review


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  • Brewery: Saltspring Island Ales
  • Beer Style: India Pale Ale
  • Pros:

    Great balance and flavour in an English style IPA

  • Cons:

    Hard to find

  • Conclusion:

    A great tasting IPA moving beyond the traditional west-coast style.

Saltspring Island Snug IPA Review

Saltspring Island Ales – Snug IPA Review

The Snug IPA is a Pub Style India Pale Ale from the small island of Saltspring. This beer while not easy to find is a welcome addition to the roster of BC Craft Beers. Pouring this IPA it appears a light chestnut colour topped with two and a half fingers of loosely packed head. As the bubbly top settles it leaves a small amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The smell is sweet for an IPA with caramel tones, English style hops and a touch of tropical fruit. The beer has a mid-level body with a delicious, mid sweet start. light caramel tones and flavours of mango come in strong before a balancing hop bitterness kicks in around the mid-section. The finish is a balance of the fruit tones, mid-sweetness and hop bitterness making for a delicious ale that is well balanced, extremely flavourful and hard to find anything that could really be improved. This beer may not be way out there in style but what it does, it does very well!

Alcohol – 6%
Size – 650ml bottle
Price – $7.45 (Craft Beer Retailer)



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Categories: Beer Reviews, Top BC Beers
Tags: ipa, saltspring

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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 23 April, 2014, 22:55

    I did not know of that they actually made an IPA! Now I need to find this!

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