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Author: Rick Mohabir

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Steamworks Jasmine IPA

Steamworks Jasmine IPA

Steamworks Jasmine IPA

Steamworks Jasmine IPA

650ml bottle retailing for $5.50 at the BCLDB

Steamworks Jasmine IPA caught me with a bit of a surprise as most beers with a Flower in their name usually come on too strong for the average beer drinker. This IPA poured a clear honey coloured liquid with medium levels of carbonation yielding a rich white head that disappeared rather quickly. The mouth feel was light with a delicious white grapefruit bitterness yielding to a sweet floral flavor in the after taste. Steamworks has always impressed me with the artwork on their labels, very much centered on some of the most famous landmarks in the lower mainland.

Rating: 4/5 with IPAs being one of my favourite styles, this offering from Steamworks stands out with a pleasant floral finish.
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Bomber Brewing Pilsner

Bomber Pilsner

Retailing for $11.50 for 6X355ml cans at retail stores
Bomber Brewing Pilsner

Bomber Brewing Pilsner

Bomber Brewing’s Pilsner is a great example of a Czech Pilsner style of beer. This particular Pilsner has a stronger hop flavor than what the average consumer would expect. Coming in at 4.8% alc./vol., this crystal clear apple juice coloured beer was light on the tongue with high level of carbonation. The initial taste was crisp and smooth with a nice amount of Saaz hops bitterness. A great beer to pair with a white fish such as a nice fish and chips with fresh homemade tartar sauce.

Rating: 3.0/5 – a delicious Czech Pilsner that went down fairly easily.