Review: 2 Crows Pollyanna Wild Northeast IPA

Today I'm checking out Halifax's 2 Crows Brewing's Pollyanna Wild Northeast IPA. 4.8% / 28 IBU.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange juicy like body with a tremendously thick amount of off white head on top. It takes quite a while for the head to finally settle, leaving behind a moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Full on tropical juicy goodness in this beer. I get a heavy amount of orange juice in every sniff, as well as a bit of pineapple and lemon. The beer has a hint of soapiness at the very end.

Taste: Seriously yum! I get a lot of orange juice taste in this beer again, with a bit of pineapple, lemon and a mild hop presence that gives off a leafiness to it and a very slight bitterness. A tad bit of a cereally taste from the barley and oats. The mouthfeel is a bit creamy and the aftertaste is mostly a bitterness that goes away pretty quickly.

Overall Thoughts: 2 Crows always makes a great product and this is no exception - if you're a fan of North East/New England/Juicy/Hazy style of beers, I'd say they do it better than almost any other brewery in Canada. Juicy, a tad cereally and hoppy. I'm thinking this is supposed to contain some wild yeast in this beer but I don't really get anything popping out for that.

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