Monday, 27 February 2017

Impossible Geometries

Impossible Geometries is an imperial IPA from the creative brewers at Toronto's Halo Brewery. Unlike some of their more esoteric numbers, this one is pretty well a straight up IIPA--it comes in spiffy 500mL bottles and contains 8% alcohol. A dull gold colour, IG is slightly hazy and pours with a thick eggshell foam.

The bouquet of Impossible Geometries is assertively citrus, with an emphasis on grapefruit, and a slight floral undercurrent. To the tongue, there is a fair amount of sweetness and booziness, but these are trounced by a bitterness that teems with grapefruit, but is also fresh and floral.

Like any good IIPA, this one has an unapologetic emphasis on hops, and a forthright flavour. Perhaps a touch too sweet, but otherwise well crafted and a bit distinct, this is a relatively memorable imperial and a satisfying strong ale. I dig it.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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