Saturday, March 2, 2024

Beer Friday (yes we know its saturday) Stanley Park Brewing, TrailHopper IPA

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 Well here we are and as promised a beer review happened after a miserably failed ride attempt at Telford Lake in Leduc. I got out of the car and sniffed the cold and snowy air armed without bike lights and the sun was going down soon so it wasn't a big sell to me to say screw it. Im gonna go to Leduc Brewery for a pint instead. 

Yes I get your judging of my sad glutinous behaviour. My intent was to go there as my reward for probably laying first tracks around the lake which now instead some other super cool guy (with slicked back hair) will get that honour and I salute you sir!

Ok, sorry I lost track of my typing I think. Geez... I should really proof read these things more. 

Stanley Park Brewing is making it's debut on Lonebiker but I swear I've had them on here before. Some more searches turned up negative so welcome to the brewery named after that amazing park I have never been to.  The brewery does have a restaurant and brew pub to add the the lustre and it all looks quite great. 

The pour showed a very clean looking IPA that sported a thick one fingered head which was kind of strange as most IPA's pour kinda dirty but I was also quite intrigued. It had a nice but faint smell of some sort of fruit variety... grapefruit maybe. The faint smell could be the fault of mine. 

It tasted quite swell and went down with no complaints other than it being an IPA and having no IPA backkick. I'd guess cause thats the way things are now.. a few people complained to the breweries and now we don't have that classic IPA backkick anymore.

Damnit.... sorry I lost track again. This is one is quite top notch. A nice earthy grapefruit taste paired well with mild hints of dark chocolate for some strange reason. Was I trying too hard on this one to come up with chocolate? ok... toffee? All that being said it still had the tones of an IPA with that slightly edgy IPA taste... sans badass aftertaste. 

Still quite a great beer though. Sure glad I solved that huge browser problem eh? 

This beer gets 4 suds out of 5. 

Beer Friday. Driftwood Brewery, Fat Tug IPA

 Well here we are bringing back beer Friday after a few absent weeks.  Or so I think..  I feel like it's been a month or so but who know...