200/1474) Home: IPA by Lagunitis Brewing Co. of California: **; 6.2%; the label describes this as "homicidally hoppy"; floral and citrusy nose; soft citrusy almost melon like notes; a bit old school in that it's not a raging hop bomb but this is not a quibble - it is quite enjoyable;
Interestingly I saw this for the first time in the flesh, so to speak, in Nova Scotia and on returning home I am starting to see this on a number of draught lists which is good news for me. My first thought was that this would be great on draught.
201/1475) Home: La Patt Porter Robuste by Brasserie Dunham of Quebec: **; 6.0%, 51 ibu; brewed with barley malt and wheat flakes; roasty mocha nose; dry mocha and roast flavours;
I couldn't find a satisfactory translation for La Patt. It tastes nothing like Labatts Porter, with those cola notes, which I managed to find last year so I don't think this is a goof on that one. It will remain a mystery for the time being, unless I meet their brewmaster at the Volo.
202/1476) Home: Abbot Ale by Greene King of England: **; 5.0%; rich malty nose; sweet fruity flavours, vaguely reminiscent of an abbey style but with a touch of English hops;