Monday, 9 April 2012

Bellwoods Brewery-Witch Shark Double IPA

The last offering from the Bellwoods Brewery is easily their finest. Called Witch Shark, this double IPA is flavourful and replete with boozy bombast. Weighing in at 9% alcohol, this beer is not foolin' around.
 Witch Shark arrived a slightly hazy golden colour topped with a white head. It has a colossal hop aroma that is very citrus-y. The flavour starts sweet and then veers sharply toward bitter. It opens with a lovely sweet fruit note--nectarine or maybe apricot. Witch Shark is extremely bitter--a hop monster to be sure, but one with some style. The beer has a very warm feel, owing to its substantial percentage and quite a dry finish.
At this early iteration of the Bellwoods Brewery, the Witch Shark Double IPA is clearly the class offering. This is definitely the one that I wanted to take home.  Get down there and get some.  You can thank me later.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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