Monday, 2 March 2015
Mission Accomplished is an IPA from the much venerated Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, operating out of Vankleek Hill, Ontario. I had a pint of the cloudy, dull orange nectar on tap at downtown Toronto's always impressive and well-provisioned Bar Hop. According to B.H.'s beer list, Mission Accomplished is a North American IPA, and contains a stocky 6.7% alcohol.
Mission Accomplished arrived with a thin layer of cream-hued head. Through that emerged a decidedly citrus hops aroma. Echoing the nose was a flavour that pretty much screamed grapefruit, from start to finish, and which was joined by a resinous note as it closes.
Yet another quality ale from Vankleek Hill, Beau's Mission Accomplished is a study in citrus, and a pretty enjoyable one. It'd have been more impressive with a bit more body and a stronger secondary note to compliment the grapefruit zest, but these are paltry complaints. If you like mighty citrus notes in your India pales, Mission Accomplished is bound to satisfy.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10.