Review: Pile o' Bones Cosmic Celebration IPA

Today I'm reviewing a beer that I've been overlooking way too long for a long time now, Cosmic Celebration IPA by Pile O' Bones Brewing in Regina. I still remember the first time I ever tried Pile O' Bones over five years ago at Winston's Pub in Saskatoon... oh how the time flies by and then some.

From the website: Take in the stars and celebrate with us while enjoying this Hazy IPA. Loads of oats and wheat lend a silky smooth mouthfeel. Expect heavenly tropical aromas of mango, papaya, and pineapple. Hazy and Juicy! % ABV

Appearance: Hazy IPA with a deep orange hue to it. Moderate amount of carbonation and a moderate thickness of snow white head on top. The head diminishes rather quickly, leaving behind a light layer of head on top and a good amount of layered lacing on the glass.

Aroma: This is a sweet, leafy and tropical hopped IPA that gives off lots of everything - tropical presence of mango, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon, leafy floral notes and even a light bitterness to it.

Taste: Quite sweet and tropical, as well as leafy to a great extent. Mango and pineapple dominate, a bit of lemon here and there and a good amount of leafiness at the end. Quite a smooth IPA that I can't keep up with as I'm reviewing it. Slightly creamy mouthfeel and a leafy/slight bitter aftertaste at the end.

Overall Thoughts: There gets to a time when one thinks when a trend has seen better days.. There's so many juicy, tropical IPAs out there and a lot of them are just.. not good. This? Incredibly smooth, tropical and expresses why any of us fell in love with tropical IPAs to begin with. Hand me this on a beach in 30C heat and I'd be very happy. 

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