Whitetooth Brewing – Icefields Belgian “Inspired” Pale Ale


Whitetooth Brewing – Icefields Belgian “Inspired” Pale Ale Review

Whitetooth Brewing, in the picturesque town of Golden BC, nestled in the Rocky Mountains is almost 4 years old, but aside from the locals and surrounding area they are not very well know. Well, all that changed when they won not one, not two but FIVE awards at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards, of which three of them were gold! What is also interesting to note is this is the not the first time they have won gold, winning one at the 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards and the BC Beer Awards for their beers. With this added recognition, and purchasing their own canning line, their distribution will probably (hopefully) expand.

Evan Cronshaw, the head brewer seems to enjoy brewing “Belgian inspired” beers, and the Icefields “Belgian Inspired” Pale Ale is one great example that took home the GOLD this year. It pours a clear, golden-copper colour with a very puffy mousse-like head that quickly drops to a light layer of foam on top. With the first pour, this beer says “I’m Belgian”, and it certainly does have all those spicy phenols that you would expect using the Belgian yeast, but it has a nice West Coast hop kick with the use of Cascade, giving just a hint of citrus. The refreshing, yet intense blend of clove and citrus carries right through to that last sip making you wish that you hadn’t consumed your beer so quickly. Good thing you can now order their beers online!

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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Orangey
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Definitely Drinkable
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Citrusy
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Banana and/or Cloves, Pepper/Spice
  • Palate: Crisp/Dry/Clean, Medium Bodied


Inspired by the new wave of Belgian brewers experimenting with Pacific Northwest-Style hopping, we have combined our favourite Belgian yeast with a generous amount of hops to achieve a delicious hybrid pale ale.

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