Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Baldwin Fish Eye

Baldwin Fish Eye is an I.P.A. (the loud and colourful 473mL can calls it an Eye P.A.) brewed in Guelph, Ontario by the Kensington Brewing Company. It contains a healthy 6.5% alcohol and 65 IBUs. The can helpfully informed me that "no fish were harmed in the making of this beer".

It has a healthy amber colour and pours with a thick layer of off-white head. It's slightly hazy and mildly carbonated. Its significantly hoppy aroma has some citrus notes as well as a coppery lilt. It's pretty well balanced, in that there are rich malt and caramel elements that precede the bitterness.  There are some orange peel vibes, as well as some coniferous forest notes accompanied by a slight metallic flavour. Fish Eye doesn't taste its 65 IBUs. It isn't terribly bitter for an I.P.A., nor is it particularly dry.

This is a pretty strong effort from a brewery that I'm expecting big things from. It's not the most memorable I.P.A. on the market, but it is one well worth checking out.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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