Ace Brewing Company- Jet Fuel IPA


Ace Brewing Company- Jet Fuel IPA Review

Late in 2019, the Landot family’s dream of opening a brewery became a reality with the Ace Brewing Company. Situated in the Vancouver Island town of Courtenay, Ace showcases Canadian Air Force history in its decor and branding. One of their IPA’s is called Jet Fuel, a fitting name for a bold West Coast IPA. This beer utilizes Ariana, Callista, and Amarillo hops.

Jet Fuel is golden with some cloudiness. It pours with a large, billowing, and tight bubbled white head that lingers well. There is a medium pine and evergreen aroma with notes of grass, wheat, and stone fruit. It is full-bodied with medium carbonation. The sharp bitterness and resinous hop flavours rule the palate, especially pine dankness but also some stone fruit, grass, berry and passion fruit flavours. It finishes very long and, of course, intensely bitter.

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    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Above average head/retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: Very Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Goes Down Slower
  • Enjoyment: I thought it was fine
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Fruity, Piney or Woody, Grass, Leaves or Hay
  • Palate: Full Bodied


Courtenay’s new Ace Brewing has done a spot-on West Coast IPA with bold and bracing bitterness alongside a resinous aroma and flavour.


Full marks for stylistic accuracy. A true West Coast IPA with no sneaky East Coast elements.


Likely too bold for a second.

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