Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wellington Island Hopper Pale Ale

I had a pint of Wellington Brewery's Island Hopper Pale Ale on tap based on a strong recommendation of my server at a rad board game bar in Toronto's Little Italy. It's a brassy, clear ale that showed up wearing a stylish chapeau of off-white head. It comes from Guelph, Ontario and contains a light 4.8% alcohol.

There is a mild but enjoyable aroma that precedes this beer and which tends toward a hoppy, evergreen feel. Island Hopper has a thin, smooth mouthfeel that is vaguely creamy. Its flavour is subtly pine-ful.

Not a bad session ale, but this beer is a bit wispy and not quite as robustly bitter as I'd have liked. That said, I'd definitely drink it again.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10

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