Beer Review 84 // Robohop New England Imperial IPA
Style: Imperial New England IPA
Brewery: Great Lakes Brewery
Country: Canada, Ontario. Toronto.
Commercial Fluff: RoboHop Imperial IPA, this one New England style... is not a beer to trifle with. Tropical fruits abound from the glass, which consist of passion fruit, guava, lemon with notes of white grape and evergreen mingling together. The full-bodied 8.5% Imperial IPA is very gentle on the palate, making it one sneaky bugger. Many of the aromas come through in the taste, resulting in a very pleasant juicy finish that’s slightly dry.
Label: It's a pretty fun label with the Robohop character dominating the image. Very cartoonish and very in style for this brewery.
Pour: A slight cloudy, dull orange coloured pour. Off white head that dissipated quickly.
Aroma: Bold pine and a tropical fruit hit. Smells nice.
Taste: Tropical fruits and citrus lead the way. Surprisingly sweet with a caramel note in the back end. Seems a little sticky sweet the more you drink. Pleasant enough.
Would I buy it again: Truthfully nope. For my personal taste this is a bit to sticky sweet for me, I prefer my North Easts in the 3%-6% mark. I guess the maltier backbone just adds that extra sugar that I am not a fan off in this style. I am glad I had it but I feel some time needs to pass before the next one.
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