IMG_20150222_165157I absolutely LOVE pedestrian sundays down at Kensington Market. It’s a chance to soak in the atmosphere of a place filled with hippies, street musicians, ethnic food and more.

On one of these sundays many years ago I discovered Kensington Brewing Company. A small craft brewer based right in the market itself.

They were having a backyard party sort of thing that I still have photos from.

At this party I had a chance to try Baldwin FishEYE-PA for the first time. It’s a well balanced IPA that is named after the hard working fishmongers on Baldwin st in Kensington Market.

I didn’t take proper tasting notes back then but I did with my most recent can.

This beer sits at a nice heavy 6.5% ABV and a can is $2.95 at the LCBO.

Here are those awesome tasting notes:

Appearance: Unfiltered with an orange ruby colour. The head is off-white.
Aroma: Lots of hops but balanced well with a darker malt. Bit of tangerine and orange. Lots of citrus and some caramel.
Taste: Refreshing with a soft mouth feel. The citrus hits first but the malt mellows it nicely. The tangerine is awesome.
Aftertaste: Caramel and mellow. Very malty for an IPA.
Overall: A nicely balanced IPA.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.


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