25 May

Thrust! An IPA Beer Review

Thrust An IPA_GLB

Gold Medal Winner at the 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards

Brewery: Great Lakes Brewery
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.5%         IBU: 72

Leading GLB to a clean sweep of the American IPA category at last year’s Canadian Brewing Awards, Thrust! An IPA is a another Tank Ten success story.

Available at the Great Lakes retail store and select LCBO’s around the city, this American IPA is a beautifully hop forward brew with bright citrus and leafy hop notes.

After spending a lovely afternoon at the GLB Annual Charity BBQ this past weekend drinking possibly more Thrust! than I should have, I figured it was long past time to review it so here we go…

Thrust! An IPA

5 out of 5 cats

Designed by NASA scientists, THRUST! is structured to attack your senses.

appearance

Golden orange to copper in colour, this hazy IPA features some visible carbonation. An inch of rocky white head made of small and medium sized bubbles tops the brew and leaves behind light lacing as you drink.

aroma

With plenty of pine upfront, Thurst! An IPA features strong notes of passionfruit, lychee, mango, and soft tangerine. Aromas of white grape and grapefruit are also present along with a faint hop leafiness and light hints of florals.

flavour

Hop forward with strong flavours of lychee, passion fruit, and a variety of bright citrus, Thrust! features leafy resin hops with a nice hint of pine. Extremely juicy with a nice honeyed malt backbone, this IPA is moderately bitter with some light wood notes in the background.

mouthfeel

Slightly prickly on the tongue, this effervescent American IPA is slightly oily with a silky texture. Dry and resinous on the finish, Thrust! An IPA has a medium body and medium carbonation.

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