Bench Creek Humungus Triple IPA

Reviewed by on November 2, 2018 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Bench Creek Brewing

  • Origin: Yellowhead County, AB, CA

  • Rated On: November 2, 2018

  • Best Before: packaged October 15, 2018

  • ABV: 10.5%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Triple IPA

  • Rating: GREAT !!

The Review

The latest (last?) in this rebranded brewery’s Villainous Series, and named after the leader of the bad dudes in the Mad Max Road Warrior movie.  As mentioned, Bench Creek Brewing is now Apex Predator Brewing, but this offering was produced under the old name.

This 473ml can pours a murky, medium apricot yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent lifting fog bank pattern lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates.

It smells of dank pine resin, overripe pineapple, gritty and grainy cereal malt, a further muddled tropical fruitiness, and some leafy, weedy, and grassy green hop bitters.  The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, pineapple and mixed stone fruity notes, a damp minerality, and more leafy, herbal, and piney verdant hoppiness.  The carbonation is average in its palate-baiting frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, as the hops do well to not get into any mischief at this particular point in the process.  It finishes dry, clean, and still nice and hoppy.

Overall – well, they’ve gone and done it again, creating a big-boy brew, full of flavour, and with barely even a suggestion of the elevated ABV.  Scary easy to drink, and thankfully not as hard to find as gasoline or ammunition, at least for the time being!

Brady White

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