Beerstitution Volume 57: IPA 2.0

For this volume, I decided to revisit and oldie but a goldie: the mighty IPA! The theme for the very first Beerstitution way back when was IPA so it’s about time we jumped back into IPAs what with 85,000 new IPAs having been released since then. 

Onto the beers!

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Vilains – Forêt (Chris)

  • Sharp pine finish with lots of grapefruit on the nose.

BRSTº Rating: 3.25/5

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Brown’s – IPA (Dave)

  • Good balance & Sweet caramel finish
  • Chris’ wife’s acupuncturist’s dog was born on the same date this beer was brewed…not sure why I wrote that. This is only the second beer!?

BRSTº Rating: 3.75/5

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Les Trois Mousquetaires – Simcoe-Amarillo IPA (Corey)

  • Malty, sugar heavy. Not good.
  • Diabetes in each sip
  • I would take this beer if I was going Larping on Mount Royal
  • Syrupy on the nose
  • Meh!
  • Tastes like a hangover while licking an ashtray

BRSTº Rating: 2/5

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MaBrasserie – 3 Balles 2 Prises (Chris)

  • Tastes like a full count!

BRSTº Rating: 4/5

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Microbrasserie Tadoussac – Traverse IPA (Nick)

  • Amazing powerpoint by Nick chronicling his voyage to find said beer
  • Great balance, big resin and pine, west coast au boutte

BRSTº Rating: 3.75/5

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Banner Brewing Co. – Money IPA (Marian)

  • Joozy! Juicy + Boozy

BRSTº Rating: 3.5/5

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Results

Best In Show (highest avg points): 3 Balles 2 Prise

Favourite (highest # votes): 3 Balles 2 Prise

Surprise (highest # votes): Money IPA

Sessionable (highest # votes): Traverse

Best Label (highest # votes): Forêt

Blind Test: Everyone but Nick got it on the first try.  Nick you suck…but you make lovely powerpoint presentations and we love you.

Until next time
Dave
That Guy from Beerstitution

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