Beer Profile: Flight Delay IPA by Barnstormer Brewing Co
ABV 6.5% IBU 85
Flight delays are a drag. When I think about flight delays, I picture an overcrowded airport terminal with 1 or 2 crappy bars serving $13 pints of Bud Light. You might hope for flight delays if this beer is served at the terminal the next time you fly though.
Inspired by YYZ?
I don’t have any inside information on this beer, but lets assume it’s inspired by our local international airport, in name only. Flight Delay IPA delivers on what you expect, unlike Pearson International. It’s a hop forward American IPA. It’s got a high ABV and bitterness to match.
Flight Delay IPA is slightly hazy gold colour with high carbonation pouring from the can. The hop aroma was apparent while pouring. It smells more of noble hops than the citrus hop bomb trend. The taste is mostly hop dominated with the malt seeming to get out of the way. As expected, the finish is bitter and slightly dry.
Overall, Flight Delay IPA is just what you may need if your flight has been delayed. It was very tasty and enjoyable.
This week we ventured outside the 416 area code and featured a beer from Barnstormer Brewing Company in Barrie, Ontario. Barnstormer is an aviation themed brewing and distilling company that produces small batch craft beer and spirits. Check out what they are up to here. Maybe Backyard Beer Tours will make a special visit someday. Cheers!