Thursday, 12 March 2015

Star Cheek IPA

According to its 355mL can, Star Cheek IPA is so named in honour of a fella named "Jeff", who has a white star materialize on his flushed cheek when inebriated.  So there.

Star Cheek is an Albertan IPA brewed by the Tool Shed Brewing Company out of Calgary. It contains 6.2% alcohol.

A cloudy, swamp orange brew, Star Cheek poured with a thin covering of off-white head that proved quite durable. It has a punchy aroma that vacillates between toffee malts and citrus stank. While there is some malt in evidence in the flavour, it's easily dwarfed by hoppy elements, both citrusy and resinous. This brew tastes bolder than its 6.2%.

This is a dank but delicious IPA. It's not one that I'd want to knock back four or five of in a single go, but one or two would certainly be better than alright.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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