Wednesday, 5 April 2017
With a clockwork aesthetic, Industrial IPA has the look of a beer in a bank vault. From Lock Street Brewing Company in Port Dalhousie this little Ontarian India pale ale is sold in 473mL cans and contains a low-test 5.5% alcohol. The beer within is ruddy, hazy, and topped with an off-white head that shows a half inch of foam.
With malty aromatics and a flavour to match, Industrial has a nice flavour, though not one that packs the deep bitterness that I was hoping for. There are some decent hops here, but not quite up to par as many of the better IPAs coming out of Ontario. Likewise, 5.5% plays a bit on the light side for the style.
Industrial IPA is a decent offering, but not one that packs the style-mandated heft. It's a pretty well made beer, but it could be a lot more assertive. That said, I'll be keeping my eye on Lock Street, because this beer shows potential.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10.