India Pale Ales

There’s no mistaking that we are living in the heyday of IPA’s both globally and here at home. In seems like in the last five years here in Alberta we have gone through a West Coast, New England, Milkshake and now the newest trend – Brut IPA. I remember in the first edition of the ABA when we introduced the IPA category and the description of an IPA. I used terms like hop bite, malty backbone, pine needles, citrus and dry finish. Today not only have we added many different aromas and flavours from the hops, but now we also have cold pressed coffee IPAs, gin-barrel aged IPAs and IPAs with Rainbows and Unicorns in them; don’t believe me…. look it up. Russell Brewing Mango Milkshake IPA is exactly what it says it is. The beer is entirely turbid, hazy and unfiltered. The nose is wonderfully mango with a bit of vanilla from the lactose. It’s interesting how thick the beer is, it’s practically pulpy. The mosaic and galaxy hops add just enough acid and zip to make it finish with a pleasant mouth-watering feel. John Papavacilopoulos

BEST IN CLASS

Russell Brewing Mango Milkshake IPA
British Columbia, Canada
$18-20 (4-pack cans) CSPC 805836

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Banded Peak Summit Seeker IPA
Alberta, Canada
$14-16 (4-pack cans) CSPC 800491

 

 

 

 

 

Town Square Megawatt NEIPA
Alberta, Canada
$14-16 (4-pack cans) CSPC 803196

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Brewing East Coast IPA
British Columbia, Canada
$14-16 (4-pack cans) CSPC 802227

 

 

 

 

 

Town Square Cornerstone IPA
Alberta, Canada
$14-26 (4-pack cans) CSPC 800515

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Brewing Dazy Double IPA
British Columbia, Canada
$5-6 (473mL) CSPC 805726

 

 

 

 

 

Red Bison Bent Path IPA
Alberta, Canada
$6-8 (650mL) CSPC 805500

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