Review: Kilter Paradise Oat Cream IPA

The other day I had someone ask me why I would review a beer that was launched a month+ ago. Well, I can because I can, but more so due to my job - I generally work evenings so I'm not going to review a beer before work because that's just stupid, and by the time I get home from work I'm not in the mood for a review.. I just want to unwind or go to bed.

I picked up a couple cans of Kilter Brewing's Paradise Oat Cream IPA at Quality Beer Store last month. From the can: "A juicy, creamy, and tropical oat cream IPA brewed with loads of oats, milk sugar, and double dry-hopped with Sabro, Galaxy, and Citra." 7.2% ABV.

Appearance: Paradise pours a hazy tropical lemon-orange body with a thick amount of off-white/beige head on top. The head diminishes fairly gradually, leaving behind layers of foam lacing on the side of the glass, bit by bit.

Aroma: Sweet, tropical and juicy. I get notes of pineapple, orange and lemon zest, followed by a tad bit of oats to it but not as oaty as I would expect. There's also a slight hint of banana which gives it a bit of a creaminess.. a bit like a smoothie.

Taste: The oats show up more this time around to give it off a bit of a cereal graininess to it. The beer is sweet and juicy with orange, pineapple and lemon again. There's a moderate amount of creaminess in this beer, a good deal of sugary sweetness, a hint of caramel and a bit of a booziness at the end. The beer has a creamy mouthfeel and has an oaty and slightlhy bitter aftertaste at the end.

Overall Thoughts: Quite a sweet and tropical IPA with a nice creaminess, bit of an oatiness and moderately creamy. Nice and juicy, easy to drink IPA.

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