Sunday, 15 September 2013

Paradise I.P.A.

Paradise I.P.A. is a cheeky little offering from Toronto, Ontario's Mill St. Brewery, though the label points out that this particular brew was originally brewed at Mill St.'s Ottawa location. It clocks in at a dynamic 7.2% alcohol and is sold in 355mL bottles. The label features palm trees and other indicia of a tropical locale.

Paradise is a clear, bronze coloured ale topped with a resilient off-white head. It has a powerful, hop-heavy scent that combines pine notes with some citrus fruit tartness. I'd definitely class this one as an American-style IPA--it has huge, hop flavour, right off the bat. Paradise is bitter, with some pleasant orange and grapefruit notes. It closes out with a very dry, lip puckeringly bitter finish.

Paradise I.P.A. is a very flavourful India Pale. It tastes big, but not particularly potent--the alcohol is well cloaked. In short, this one looks good, smells good, and tastes good. It's another quality  from Mill St.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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