Yukon Brewing Conspiracy IPA

It's been a few years since I've last reviewed a Yukon Brewing beer - I missed their beer, absolutely solid and lots of them had a great 60s Hollywood film theme vibe to them.

Today's sampling is their Conspiracy IPA, a Northwest IPA brewed with Chinook and Simcoe hops. This beer was apparently so popular on the growler bar test batch system that it's now a permanent offering. 6.7% ABV

Appearance: Clear with a rich amber-caramel hue to it. Lots of carbonation in the body and a thick amount of off-white to light beige head on top. The head diminishes rather quickly, leaving behind a layered lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It's an IPA, that's all I can really say. It's got a bitter hop profile with notes of pine, a mild lemon citrus, caramel, and a slight woodiness at the end. Just on aroma alone, if I were to be blindfolded with this next to a Lagunitas IPA, I might not be able to tell which one's which.

Taste: Moderate on the hoppy bitterness - yeah, there's pine but it's giving me more of a sweet grapefruit/lemon citrus combo with a bit of caramel in there as well. Definitely way too bitter for those who aren't a hop head but I like it. Tad woody, not much else to say.. it's pretty straight forward.

Overall Thoughts: A classic 'Northwest IPA'. Hoppy, grapefruity and a bit of caramel. I still stay it reminds me of Lagunitas a good deal.

I have Yukon in early summer on my bucket list.. so hopefully I'll make it up there... 

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