Dageraad’s New Slang 01 Biotransformed IPA + Survey


Dageraad’s New Slang 01 Biotransformed IPA + Survey Review

Once again, Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing is not satisfied to just release a beer without developing some new innovation in the process. This time, they bring two new ideas to the table: biotransformation, and a scannable beer review survey. Say hello to the New Slang 01 Biotransformed IPA.

Being a Belgian-influenced brewery, it’s only natural that Dageraad is into yeast-driven beers. So what is biotransformation, and how does it affect this beer? The brewery’s web page states“These IPAs are driven by new strains of yeast that can transform odorless compounds in hops and grain into vividly fruity thiols, changing understated old world hops into fruit bombs.” Let’s find out how this transforms


The first order of business was to compare this with what we’ve had before. In the case of Dageraad, the obvious hybrid style to compare with is a Belgian IPA. Case in point: Dageraad’s own Best Of All Possible Worlds Biotransformed Belgian-style IPA, which we also happened to partake of recently. So let’s find out how this New Slang Biotransformed IPA compares.

New Slang 01 pours light gold with a slight haze and a decent head that dissipates fairly quickly.

It’s sharp and somewhat peppery/alcoholic on the nose, with the yeasty esters bringing a mild funk.

The beer is dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Saaz hops. It’s slightly juicy on the palate, yet also slightly astringent.

It’s a little tricky to break down this beer. There are a number of aromatic and flavour notes, combining for something different but not overpowering. But instead of being off-putting, the flavours blend well together and it’s appealing to drink.

Admittedly, one of the BeerSeekers was not of a fan of Belgian IPAs at first. Although the aforementioned Best Of All Possible Worlds was enjoyed, the style is an acquired taste for some.

However, New Slang is a little different. It’s extremely accessible. The reason it scored highly for flavour below is because it’s delicious, and it was somewhat hard not to gulp it down during evaluation. Both BeerSeekers were ready for more.


There is a trend lately to put scannable things onto beer can labels, and QR codes are making a minor resurgence. Accordingly, this can’s side panel notes invite the drinker to unlock a URL by using their smartphone.

We’re going to spoil the secret and just give you the barcode link right here:

Dageraad New Slang Survey


That will lead you to a Google Forms page that we found VERY interesting. Why? It’s a beer review survey! Anyone accessing the link gets to submit their own Beer Me BC style beer review:

Now, let’s compare with the BMBC back end survey that we’re filling out in this very website. It’s actually very similar to Dageraad’s New Slang form, just bigger. Now, thanks to Dageraad, you know our secrets:

So, apparently Dageraad has found a way to turn you into a beer reviewer just like us. Welcome to the club! From now on, maybe all beers should have these QR codes.

  • (3.75)
  • (4.1)
  • (4.4)
  • (4.6)
  • (4.6)
    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Well Carbonated
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Fruity, Tropical, Grapefruit, Piney or Woody
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Earthy/Funky
  • Palate: Juicy, Astringent or Puckering (Tannins)


It’s a little confusing to try to break down this beer, but instead of being off-putting the flavours blend well together and it’s appealing to drink.

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