Review: Strathcona Get Down IPA

While I visited Strathcona Beer Co in Vancouver back in January, I didn't get a chance to pick up any beer to take home with me. So when I saw that the Quality Beer Store was carrying their beer, I was giddy and bought a bunch. Today's sampling is Strathcona's Get Down IPA. Get Down IPA is hopped with Vic Secret, Galaxy and El Dorado hops. With Pilsner malt, Flaked Oats and a touch of lactose. 6.5% ABV / 30 IBU

Appearance: Pretty much what I remember from my visit at Strathcona, it's cloudy, hazy and juicy AF. It has an orange juice body to it, no noticeable carbonation in the body, while the white head is quite thick and actually overflows the glass just a bit.

Aroma: This is quite yeasty and juicy, I get a lot of rising sourdough-like notes here and there, followed by notes of orange, pineapple and mango, so pretty much like a Five Alive as a beer. There's a leafy presence from the hops, a tad bitterness, but pretty much citrus galore. Breakfast in a can for the juicy aspect of the beer, the hint of lactose and the breakfast cereal vibe from the oats and barley.

Taste: Very smooth. It's got a moderate amount of creaminess to it that I can attribute to the lactose as well as the flaked oats being used. It's quite yeasty and bready, but even more sweet and juicy with notes of pineapple, orange peel and lemon. Quite a leafy-forward presence, not really giving off any bitterness, except for the aftertaste. Pretty straightforward Juicy IPA.

Overall Thoughts: Pretty much what I remember from my visit at Strathcona sampling their (and Superflux) beer. They do NEIPA/Juicy/Hazy IPAs pretty darn well. Decently sweet, tad creamy, very smooth. I need more of this.

No comments: