Powell Street Brewery 95 Pounds of Wet Hop Goodness: Another local Fresh Hop beer, this one obtained from Bottle Jockey in Burnaby, this is a Pale Ale brewed at a strength of 6% abv and 30 IBUs featuring both Cascade and Centennial Hops. Now if you recall Powell Street won Canadian Beer of the Year with their 2013 Old Jalopy and they haven’t bottle beer in a long time so it was great to see actual bottles of their beer in liquor stores. I hope this is a sign of things to come!
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a clear copper colour with two fingers of foam and some sporadic bubbles. The aroma is there, but not overly pungent oily lemon, caramel, grassy and a hint of grapefruit.
Flavour: I got caramel and zesty citrus notes right away with herbal hops and bready malt in the middle followed by a slightly oily lemon zest and dry bitter finish.
Overall Impression: Wow, this was so very impressive, the classic dry pale ale finish really brought it home for me.
Rating: I give it an awesome rating of 9/10, delightful beer and I want more.
Food Pairing: Be sure to enjoy this on it’s own at first, if you want to pair it with food go for an oily moist cheese like Edam.
Seems like the new brewery location is working out well for Powell, I hope to see Jalopy back in stores soon!