Wednesday, 10 June 2020

April 19, 2020

119/3099) Home:  Pineapple Radler by Waterloo Brewing Co. of Ontario:  *1/2; 2.5%;brewed with apple juice concentrate and pineapple juice; artificially sweet nose; tastes unnaturally sweet; apple overshadows the pineapple;

120/3100) Home:  Mae West Bodacious Orange Milkshake IPA by Stonehooker Brewing Company of Ontario:  *1/2; 6.5%, 55 ibu; named for the orange life jackets from WWII; going for an orange creamsicle effect; doesn't quite achieve this; orangy hop notes; right off the bat there is bitterness, and a splash of what could be lactose; not as sweet or as thick as most milkshake IPAs; at first it made me wonder if it was mislabelled;

I had feared on seeing their extensive beer list that it might be a situation like Refined Fool of Sarnia.  Brewers might find it advantageous to go the Badlands route and concentrate on only a few beers or styles, at least initially.

121/3101) Home:  Sou'Wester IPA by Stonehooker Brewing Company of Ontario:  **; 6.3%, 67 ibu; a West Coast IPA; fresh citrusy nose; mildly sweet citrus flavours; sweet finish but a dry after taste;

Stonehooker's customer service is excellent.  Their delivery driver phoned a few minutes before he arrived to let me know he was coming and I waited for him in the parking lot.  The building management is trying to discourage us from having deliveries of a personal nature sent to the office in order to reduce the number of people visiting but I think this gets around their worries.

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