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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

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