Review: Trans Canada Mountaineer Cold IPA

Trans Canada Brewing Mountaineer Cold IPA From the label: Crisp clean taste with bold aromatics. Citra and Talus hops bring forward tropical flavours while notes of pink grapefruit deliver a refreshing citrus finish. 6.8% ABV

I've been seeing this at my local LC recently and it keeps popping out at me, so I needed to try it.

Appearance: For an IPA, this beer is very clear, it's the clearest IPA since *ahem* Alexander Keith's, which isn't an IPA at all. Yellow straw hue, moderate mount of carbonation in the body and a light amount of snow white head on top of the beer.

Aroma: Sweet with a moderate tropical presence to it, floral notes, a tad bitter and piney. Bit of pineapple to it, lemon, but not much else.

Taste: I've had TCB beers that tasted near identical to this but don't know exactly which ones - it's got a mild caramel malt forward sweetness, toasted graininess to it, lightly floral and mild piney hop presence, a hint of pineapple and melon, good deal of straw and a grassiness at the end.

Overall Thoughts: S'alright but reminds me of a beer I've had by them before. 

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