Review: Whitewater Icebreaker Brut IPA

Another beer picked up at Quality Beer Store in Winnipeg. Aside from a lager, the only place you can find Ottawa Valley's Whitewater Brewing's beer in Manitoba is well.. here, at the Quality Beer Store! Icebreaker is Whitewater's Brut IPA. 5.0% ABV

Appearance: Icebreaker pours a cloudy dark golden/almost orange with a moderate amount of carbonation and a very thick amount of off-white head. It took me a while but I had to wait for the foam to go away and once it did, it left behind a lot of frothiness for lacing.

Aroma: Good deal of citrus aroma right from the beginning - lemon, grapefruit and a hint of pineapple. Dry, a tad sour and a hint of champagne-like aroma and a hint of pine bitterness at the end.

Taste: Decently pine for bitterness, fairly dry and carbonated, as well as a tad citrusy with lemon and grapefruit. Fairly fruity, a subtle hint of sourness, a bit of grassiness and a bit of breadiness in the end.

Overall Thoughts: Not bad, nice citrus notes, fairly dry, easy to drink. I don't really get the appeal of Brut IPAs, it's something that I never heard of until 6 months ago and I've had 4 different Bruts in the last week alone. I still don't know what to think of the style so far, but maybe it will be my favourite kind of IPA in a year from now? Who knows..

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