Review: Le Castor Lutine Double New England IPA

Yesterday I reviewed Microbrasserie Le Castor's Aussieland New England IPA, today I'm reviewing their Lutine Double New England IPA. 

From the website: Double New England IPA brewed with Idaho 7 and Citra, with Mosaic and Centennial in the background. 8% ABV

Appearance: Hazy with a deep orange hue to it. The head is thick and off-white, gradually diminishes to leave behind a good amount of lacing on the glass, light amount of bubbles on top.

Aroma: Pineapple, guava, a hint of vanilla and moderately reminiscent to Five Alive. There's a bit of a floral and leafy hop presence at the end. 

Taste: This is definitely on the Double side of things as it has a much more aggressive hop vibe than I was expecting.. Quite a bit of a bitter and floral presence that I don't typically get in this style but there's a decent tropical fruitiness to it. Decently sweet, with pineapple and guava. The yeast gives off a grittiness at the very end that leaves behind a bit of tingling sensation on the tongue.

Overall Thoughts: Aussieland stood out a lot more for me than this unfortunately. It has a decent tropical sweetness/juiciness but it just doesn't wow me. I've had a lot of Juicy IPAs that popped out at me more, but it's not bad.

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