Review: Collective Arts IPA No. 10

Collective Arts IPA No. 10 - this is a beer I've been meaning to review for months now but due to work and a busy schedule, I only finally got time to review it now. This beer was canned almost a year ago so I wish I could've gotten to this sooner rather than later. IPA No. 10 is a Nano IPA brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic Hops. Only 3.2% ABV.

Appearance: The IPA starts out with a lot of off beige/off white foam that gradually fizzes off a tad but still leaves behind a sprinkling of lacing and a finger and a half of foam on top of the beer. The beer itself is a very hazy lemon yellow in appearance, almost lemon juice-like.

Aroma: Very citrusy and aromatic - there's a lot of juiciness to it that reminds me of Five Alive - notes of pineapple, lemon, orange and a hint of grapefruit. Floral hop presence, a hint of cereal graininess from the barley. Mostly full on Five Alive so far.

Taste: Sweet, tropical and citrusy. Notes of pineapple, orange, lemon and grapefruit, so pretty much what I've got from the aroma. Quite a juicy beer with a light amount of graininess to it, a light sourdough-like breadiness, and a bit of a oaty breakfast cereal presence at the end. Dry on palate and aftertaste is a bit oaty and bitter pine.

Overall Thoughts: Lots of Five Alive vibe in this beer and surprisingly this beer is only 3.2%, definitely tastes like something that you'd think would be 5%+ ABV. By far nowhere near the best in the series, but I wish I got to see more of these beers, it's been too long since MLCC has sold beers from this series.

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