Sunday, 7 July 2013

Nasty Habit India Pale Ale

In Revelstoke, British Columbia, the Mt. Begbie Brewing Company brews Nasty Habit India Pale Ale. NHIPA is a clear, copper coloured I.P.A. helmeted with an eggshell head. It contains 6% alcohol and comes in 650mL bottles with pretty wild labels.

Nasty Habit has a warm evergreen aroma, blended with some caramel notes. In the flavour, there's great balance between sweet caramel maltiness and bitter hop bombast. It's a little bit thin at the front end, but it picks up steam near the finish. The mouthfeel is an odd combination of smoothness and bitter grit. There is a pine tree hops flavour that hits a great note.

This beer is pretty tasty, handsome, and multi-faceted. It's a fine IPA.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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