Thursday, 26 January 2017
Lord of Lupulin
According to the 473mL can of Lord of Lupulin, Pint Pursuits Brewing Co. is a Toronto establishment that actually does its brewing (for the time being at least) in Guelph, Ontario. I picked up a can of the 5.4% 52 IBU pale ale the other day, and I've been itching to try it ever since. Once I finally found a quite moment to crack it, the beer proved to be a brownish-orange hue. It was hazy and poured with a pretty layer of eggshell head--the only knock I had against the looks was that there was an amount of yeasty sediment.
As for aroma, this little number had a mild but engaging nose, with notes of juicy orange and citrus hops leading the charge. The flavour had similar elements, but in different proportions--it was the citrusy hop bitterness that was at the fore and tropical fruit vibes playing a raucous backup. For a pale ale, this stuff had a serious IPA-style finish that left me very pleased.
Lord of Lupulin was an excellent addition to the Ontario pale ale scene. It had a fairly memorable flavour and very little downside. I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for Pint Pursuits beer in the future!
Rating: 9.0 out of 10.