Sunday, 8 March 2015
Boogie Monster Imperial IPA
Boogie Monster Imperial IPA is yet another beautiful ale from Toronto's outstanding Bellwoods Brewery. I bought a 500mL bottle fresh from the brewery's bottle shop. The creative label features a handful of cute monsters, which really draws the eye. At 8% alcohol, Boogie Monster is on the low end of the strength spectrum for an imperial I.P.A., but still strong enough to get your furnace lit. It's a hazy brassy ale that pours with a thick and fuzzy off-white head.
There is a healthy grapefruit aroma that is certainly bitter, but also has a fruity sweetness. The flavour is warm and boozy, but not oppressively so, and it's replete with powerful citrus notes. There's also a pretty thick sweetness to this stuff that gives it a chewy mouthfeel.
This beer is a touch too sweet for me, but it's certainly more than enjoyable. Another quality addition to the Bellwoods stable, and one that I'd love to revisit again soon.
Rating: 8.0 out of 10.