Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Collective Arts Imperial IPA
I spotted a can of Collective Arts' limited edition Imperial IPA out of the corner of my eye and knew immediately that it had to be mine. Brought the 473mL can of 8.5% IIPA home, cracked it, and was broadsided by a gust of boozy citrus. The aroma of this hazy, dull gold ale is strong and assertive, wafting up through a loose and thick off-white head with some force. The flavour wasn't quite as powerful, though still packed a punch, with its bold grapefruit notes. However, there were also some understated floral elements that added a bit of depth.
This Hamiltonian beer comes from one of Ontario's most interesting breweries. Their Imperial IPA lived up to my expectations and left me quite pleased. A bit more in the IBU department might have suited the potency of this beer's aromatics, but that didn't stop CA's effort from being a quality IIPA.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10.