9 Mile Legacy Ella Pale Ale

Today marks the one year anniversary of visiting Saskatoon's 9 Mile Legacy Brewing for the very first time, so it made sense to review one of their beers. I decided on Ella Pale New World IPA.

Description: Ella is a kiss of Southern Hemisphere hops, walking a fine line between a Pale Ale and an IPA. Enjoyed by hop connoisseurs and novices alike!

Appearance: Ella pours a cloudy, orange ale with a light amount of carbonation in the body. The head is a moderately thick and an off-beige hue to it. The head diminishes fairly quickly, leaving behind a liberal amount of lacing on the glassware.

Aroma: Moderately hoppy IPA with a decent malt presence to it. For the hops - it's mildly bitter with notes of pine, there's a moderate tropical presence of grapefruit, lemon, and an ever so slight hint of pineapple at the end. The malt profile is giving off a fairly moderate caramel sweetness to it.

Taste: The tropical Southern Hemisphere hop presence is much more present this time around. There's notes of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, as well as decently grainy malt profile.. definitely cerealy. Definite presence of caramel sweetness from the malt again.

Overall Thoughts: Definitely gives off a typical Canadian Pale Ale meets a light tropical IPA with hops from the Southern Hemisphere. Easy to drink, mild graininess and not overly hoppy or tropical, making it like most Canadian Pale Ales, with a bit of a tropical hop presence to it. Thanks Shawn & Garrett over at 9 Mile for the beer!


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