Outcast Best-ish IPA

Reviewed by on October 25, 2018 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Outcast Brewing

  • Origin: Calgary, AB, CA

  • Rated On: October 25, 2018

  • Best Before: canned September 26, 2018

  • ABV: 6.0%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: New England IPA

  • Rating: GREAT !!

The Review

Kind of a wishy-washy name this time around, IMHO. But I get that one’s tongue can get planted firmly in one’s cheek.

This 473ml can pours a murky, medium apricot yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent mangled web pattern lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of dank pine resin, bready and doughy cereal malt, orange and red grapefruit citrus rind, a further mixed tropical fruitiness, and some additional leafy, weedy, and gently perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, muddled domestic citrus peel, more blended exotic fruity notes, a damp minerality, and some herbal, musty, and piney lush hoppiness.  The carbonation is rather relaxed in its somnolent frothiness, the body an average middleweight, and generally smooth, with everyone keeping their arms and hands inside the car windows at this particular juncture.  It finishes off-dry, the malt and intertwined frooty essences presiding.

Overall – this is yet another bang-on rendition of the IPA sub-style from Outcast, who are currently brewing at Brauerei Fahr in Turner Valley, AB, whilst working on establishing their bricks and mortar operation.  Back to the beer – what’s next, ‘Best-esque IPA’?

Brady White

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