ABV 5% IBU 60
This week’s beer profile comes to us from our neighbour in the Junction, Indie Alehouse and their Couch Surfer IPA. The Indie Ale House is a great spot in the heart of the Junction to stop for craft beer and tasty grub. Their fried chicken has no equal.
Indie Alehouse brews on site and has a large rotating menu. They also have some guest taps, though there’s no reason to miss any of the house specials.
I’ve come to appreciate not only the beer and food at the Indie Alehouse but also the sassy social media accounts that staunchly support craft beer. My particular favourites are tweets and retorts aimed at commercial breweries masquerading as craft breweries.
Today’s beer is Couch Surfer IPA, a West Coast IPA with some killer art work on the label. The appearance is a light golden colour with an ample white foamy top and a slight haze. Aroma is a bit of passion fruit, wood, and floral notes. The taste is very much the same with a nice rounded and bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light but not at all thin. The finish is on the dry side.
This beer isn’t missing anything. It’s really well executed. A classic example of a West Coast IPA that’s been crafted with care.
Check out what Indie Alehouse is up to here.
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