Drink: Shangri-La IPA
Source: Wellington Brewery, Guelph, ON
Size: 355 mL bottle
Cost: $9.95 (1/4 beers)
(This is the first of four beers from the Welly Re-Booted Mix Pack Vol. 2.)
This rich amber ale boasts five kinds of hops (Climate, Citra, Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe) and is unfiltered for maximum impact.
This is a lemon and pine heavy IPA so characteristic (and unfortunately predictable) of craft IPA brews. Though it is rich in flavour, like its competitors (Amsterdam Boneshaker, Velocipede, et al.), this beer does not significantly differentiate itself.
It is well-balanced, but the hops impart a residual film and taste in your mouth on the finish that requires a rinse of water to cleanse the palate.
Onto the more esoteric of the “re-boots”.
Hoochsavvy Grade: B