Monday, 2 July 2018

May 19, 2018

134/2355) Birreria Volo:  Vicious Monkey Session IPA by Redline Brewery of Ontario:  **;  4.8%; brewed with Vic Secret, Ekuanot, Amarillo and Citra hops;  peach, grapefruit nose;  peach and citrus flavours;

Today is Sour vs. Bitter 2 at Birreria Volo

135/2356) Birreria Volo:  Karmic Pardon Pale Ale by Dominion City of Ontario:  **1/2; 5%;  specifically this is an American style pale ale brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic cryohops;  hazy with a tropical nose;  tropical flavours, mild bite at finish;

It seems I only make it out to Birreria Volo for occasions and events but it is somewhat out of my way.  Weather permitting I can walk from Union Station but it makes for an ambitious walk.

136/2357) Birreria Volo:  Pedestal Enigma by Badlands Brewing of Ontario:  *1/2; a 6.5% single hop IPA with Enigma hops; musty nose;  mild fruit, berries, leather aromas;  seems a bit off;  leathery with tropical notes poking through;

Everything was a five ounce pour today.

137/2358) Birreria Volo:  Ochame Green Tea IPA by Godspeed Brewing of Ontario:  *1/2; 6.9%; green tea nose;  mild fruitiness, largely astringent tannins in the flavours;

It wasn't especially crowded while I was there but things began at 5PM on the Thursday.  Fortunately, nothing I was looking for had run out by Saturday.

138/2359) Birreria Volo:  Byte by Signal Brewing of Ontario:  **1/2;  7%; citrusy nose, zest;  delicious citrusy tropical flavours;

My concession to the sour side of the board was a glass of Cantillion Rose de Gambrinus, a Lambic with raspberries which I think I first experienced at the old Volo one New Year's Eve.

139/2360) Birreria Volo:  May Day by Stone City Ales of Ontario:  **1/2; an 8.7% Double IPA with Mosaic, El Dorado and Idaho 7 hops;  tropical nose;  mild tropical flavours;  dry, astringent tropical notes at the finish;

I am looking forward to the next event to drag me out to College Street between Bathurst and Ossington.  Maybe New Year's but I am hoping the original Volo will be back in operation by then.

140/2361) Birreria Volo:WHIP Smoothie IPA by Left Field Brewery of Ontario:  **1/2;   a 6% Lactose IPA with peach, mango and black raspberry;  sweet fruity nose;  refreshing berries are the most notable but peach and mango are very present;  delicious and refreshing;  would be super on a patio, mind I prefer the indoors when the sun is out;

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