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Today we are taking a look at one of Indie Ale House’s main stays: Instigator IPA.

Most of the marketing around this beer is about the craft beer revolution and how it centered around the West Coast IPA. While that is 100% true, I would have liked to know more about why theirs is the one I should try instead of all of the others.

We’re big fans of Indie Ale House and highly recommend a visit regardless of the style of beer you prefer. While we were there we had some of the best fried chicken of our lives.

We paired this beer with a light fish based dinner. We found the beer overpowered the flavour a bit. Would recommend instead putting it with a spicy dish that has lots of flavour.

You can purchase Instigator at the Indie Ale House on tap or sometimes in a bottle. The beer sits at a strong 6.5% ABV.

Appearance: Cloudy unfiltered. Dirty gold.
Aroma: Tropical and citrussy like mixing lemon with mango.
Taste: Lots of grapefruit and more of the tropics. The malt is hiding but certainly there. It’s well blended.
Aftertaste: bitter hops.
Overall: A great hop fest.

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.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com