Review: Rocky View IPA

Today's sampling is Cochrane, Alberta's Rocky View Brewing's IPA. According to their website, the IPA is hop forward with a bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste, but is not harsh. The malt flavour is clean with light caramel notes. The beer has an abundance of hop aroma with a citrus character. 5.5% ABV

Appearance: As you can probably tell, there's some floaties in this beer.. this beer was given to me and I'm not too sure when it was given to me but it should still be decent. Dark and opaque orange body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a full finger's worth of white head on top.

Aroma: Malty & Hoppy - your classic IPA before the hazy/juicy IPA trend. Lots of pine, good amount of lemon and lots of caramel. It's a tad soapy, leafy and grainy.

Taste: Decent amount of caramel, lots of pine, a bit of woodiness and bit of graininess to it. Decently floral and has a mild pine aftertaste at the end. Pretty straight forward but decent.

Overall Thoughts: Tad heavy on the stomach but the kind of IPA that I like having at the end of the night, the kind that makes you ready for bed. It's bitter but not overly bitter, a tad soapy and has a good amount of caramel sweetness to it. It may not be fresh but I'd drink this again, and again, and again. 

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