Old Yale Brewing – Sergeants IPA: Brewed in Chilliwack, BC and recent winner of Canadian Beer of the Year (for their Sasquatch Stout), this beer comes in at a strength of 5.5% abv and was poured from a can into a Sam Adams perfect beer glass which works well for IPA’s.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a mildly cloudy copper with an inch of nice lacy foam and a few bubbles here and there. The aroma is quite nice with tangerine, lemon citrus, and tropical fruit.
Flavour: I got some good biscuit malt and tangerine up front, some caramels in the middle and a heavy pine and grapefruit bitter finish that lingers in the aftertaste for a good 30 mins after you finish this.
Overall Impression: Pretty good IPA in a sea of offerings, a bit more on the bitter side than some but is balanced out with the malt reasonably.
Rating: I give it a very good rating of 7/10, it does what it does well.
Food Pairing: This one has quite the bitterness to it so I would pair it with butter chicken.
Congrats on them winning Canadian Beer of the Year and gold for their Sasquatch Stout. Be sure to check out the Canadian Brewing Awards winners where BC was well represented taking home 1/3 of the medals