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.

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