PictureThat title is quite the mouthful!

I should start by explaining Beaus B-Sides. Basically it is beer made using Beaus equipment but with recipes by other breweries. In this case Gigantic Brewing out of Portland. Does this disqualify it as Ontario beer? I don’t know but I’m going to review it regardless:

This beer is a Belgo IPA by their own naming. They describe it as combining the strong hop aromas of an American IPA with the spiciness of a Belgian style beer.

We had this bottle out in the backyard split between two balloon style glasses.

You can purchase a bottle at the LCBO for $5.25 and it sits at 6.9% ABV.

Appearance: Unfiltered gold. Nice white head.
Aroma: Nice and bitter. Pine hops and a bit juicy with tropical fruits.
Taste: More of the tropical fruits like pineapple with only a bit of pine. Almost no malt to speak of. Not picking up any of the spiciness they advertise. The hops might hide it too much.
Aftertaste: The bitterness of the hops.
Overall: A great 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.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com