I've been a beer lover for as long as I can remember. I have little formal training (I have taken a beer appreciation course), and I do not possess a "sophisticated palate". I simply know what I like and why. My tastes range from lagers to porters and everything in between. This blog is a collection of reviews, as well as a platform for my thoughts on all things beer. Cheers!
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Taps Sinister Sam's Insane IPA
Another offering from the Taps on Queen brewpub in Niagara Falls, Sinister Sam's Insane IPA is a cloudy, copper coloured IPA. It arrived with a frothy tan head and very little carbonation. According to the beer list, there is 6.7% alcohol. Sinister Sam had a powerful hop aroma that was both floral and a bit woodsy. It was initially sweet with brown sugar and toffee notes. This is followed by a mighty hop body and finish. Bold flavours and unapologetic hop bitterness made this a pretty enjoyable barley pop. If you like bitter beers, this full-flavoured ale is a good one for you--it'll pucker your lips.