Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Vicar's Cross Double IPA

The Vicar's Cross Double IPA comes from a great little brewery in Shelburne, Nova Scotia called Boxing Rock. I enjoyed a 1L swingtop growler stamped with BR's phenomenal logo. The Vicar's Cross weighs in at an impressive 8.5% alcohol.

I found a slightly cloudy copper ale. It had a spicy aroma that had some grapefruit notes and an undercurrent of boozy malt. There was a full-bodied grapefruit hops flavour--just wonderfully bitter. Along that was a respectable malt base and just enough sweetness to mask the burly alcohol content.

This is a really excellent double IPA out of a new Maritime brewery. If you find yourself on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, do yourself a favour and seek out The Vicar's Cross--it's a must-try beer.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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