Tuesday, 21 February 2017
My good pal SL purchased me a 500mL bottle of Tsarina Bomb, an imperial IPA from Toronto's Bandit Brewery. The label, which features a bomb riding raccoon, indicated that this hefty beer contained 8.2% alcohol. Tsarina Bomb poured a handsome dull brown, hazy, and with a sudsy off-white head.
TB had an unexpectedly mellow nose, with sweet and citrus aromatics. The flavour was, above all else, quite boozy. Beneath that, there was a considerable amount of sweetness, notes of satsuma, and some resinous bitterness.
Tsarina Bomb is a pretty fair IIPA. It's a hop bomb, but one that I found a bit too sweet.
Rating: 7.0 out of 10.