Review: Revelation Ale Works' Edison's New England-style India Pale Ale

Today's sampling is Edison's New England-style India Pale Ale by Hallock, Minnesota's Revelation Ale Works. If you're in Winnipeg, the Quality Beer Store is the only store in the entire country selling this beer, so check it out! The first thing I noticed about this beer is that there's a word blocked out on the label, it appears that the beer used to be called Edison's Medicine but I'm thinking that there was a regulatory body that didn't like the word medicine being used for the label. 

This hazy, citrusy New England IPA is double dry-hopped with 16 pounds of Citra and Mosaic hops! This smooth non-traditional IPA is like an electric shock to the brain! Made with Minnesota Vertical pale and wheat malt, oats, Citra and Mosaic hops, and East Coast ale yeast. 6.4% ABV

Appearance: Moderately cloudy but not really hazy compared to most NEIPA. It has a golden straw body to it, the ever slightest hint of carbonation on the body and a liberal amount of snow white head on top that diminishes pretty quickly, leaving behind a light amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Pretty Citra forward - sharp lemon notes, a bit of soapiness, mild bitterness to it. Mild tropical notes in this NEIPA, predominantly pineapple, melon, lemon and a hint of orange peel. Not overly juicy as a lot of NEIPAs, more floral/bitter than most, so far.

Taste: The first thing I get this time around is a good amount of graininess from the beer that gives off a bit of a toasted malt presence and a hint of honey. It's moderately yeasty and bready with a moderate tropical sweetness to it, mostly pineapple, lemon and melon. Fairly sweet, hint of creaminess for mouthfeel, tingling aftertaste from the yeast.

Overall Thoughts: Decent IPA with a moderate amount of tropical presence to it, though not as sweet and juicy as your typical NEIPA.. but that's not a bad thing. I reviewed their West Coast IPA just the other day and between the two, I think I prefer this one just a bit more.

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