Review: Kilter Liquid Technologies Prototype 001 Experimental IPA

Every time I go to Winnipeg, Kilter has something new and unique up their sleeves, I just can't ever keep up at all! Their Kilter Liquid Technologies series works on more prototype/experimental style of beers that aren't going to be big releases. Today's sampling is their Prototype 001 Experimental IPA. Described as Juicy/Hoppy/Hazy. Brewed with experimental mashing methods and double dry hopped with Cashmere and Sabro. 6.5% ABV

Appearance: Pours a bright, opaque orange juice body with a thick amount of snow white head on top. The head diminishes rather quickly leaving behind a good amount of lacing on the glass and a light sprinkling of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma: Quite sweet. Sugary with a lot of tropical fruit in there. Orange, pineapple, etc, as well as a hint of coconut in there. Mild leafy hop presence. Slight piña colada vibe in there.

Taste: Very leafy hop presence, mild bitterness. The sweetness is still.. sweet but it’s no longer an overly sugary sweet like we saw in the aroma. I get a bit of melon and orange, slight bit of toffee as well as a slight dank profile. There’s also a bit of something I can’t quite describe at the end. Somewhat watery yet a bit creamy for mouthfeel and minimal aftertaste surprisingly enough (maybe a hint of oatiness?).

Overall Thoughts: Juicy sweet IPA with a lot of a leafiness to it. A bit overbearing sweet at times but in the end it’s pretty drinkable. I definitely have flashbacks to a few other Kilter beers from who knows when in my mind. 

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