Review: 2 Crows Bedlam Bridge Double IPA

Bedlam Bridge by 2 Crows Brewing I got myself a late birthday gift this year, since I can't go all the way to Winnipeg to do a nice beer trip so when I heard that some Canadian breweries were doing Canada-wide delivery (sans Québec due to laws), I knew I had to order some beer. I ended up ordering a bunch of beers from Halifax's 2 Crows Brewing, which is certainly available in Winnipeg, but since I won't be leaving the couch for at least a few more days from now. Not only were the beers incredibly affordable and within my budget for how much I purchased, but shipping was affordable considering how many beers I ordered, still more affordable than the gas it would've cost to go to Winnipeg.. though I really wish I could go to Winnipeg and stop at Quality Beer Store, they will be selling this beer!

Today's review is 2 Crows' Bedlam Bridge Double IPA, brewed with Barley, Oats, Wheat, Hops, Water, yeast. Tops out at 8% ABV and has 68 IBU.

Appearance: Very juicy in appearance, it's a hazy, pineapple-orange juice appearance with a moderate thickness of snow white-beige head on top that diminishes pretty quickly to leave behind a light amount of layered lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Five Alive soda as a beer. There's notes of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon and lime. There's a light breakfast cereal presence from the wheat and oats. Leafy/tropical-forward hops from this brew. Tad boozy, decently sweet.. if you've ever had my mom's homemade slush, it reminds me a bit of that for the aroma, it's a mixture of a lot of juices with a whole bottle of vodka added to it, mix with clear soda such as 7-UP or Ginger Ale once the slush hardens, decent summer tradition in my family.

Taste: Very juicy, tropical and sweet. There's a heavy amount of orange juice right from the beginning (sans pulp), followed by pineapple, lime, grapefruit and lemon. Tropical and worthy of the patio on a sunny hot day like today on the patio. The hops are leafy and slightly floral, while the beer is incredibly sweet and juice-forward, yet has a bit of a breakfast cereal presence from the use of oats and wheat (as said before). The aftertaste is a bit tart and reminiscent of my mom's homemade slush, though she would likely disagree with me completely. Tropical as eff, absolutely tasty and hopefully this will be one of the new products available at Quality Beer Store in coming days!

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Bedlam Bridge by 2 Crows Brewing

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