Last Spike Pale Ale by Junction Craft Brewing Co

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Today’s beer profile comes from the ‘Destructor’ building in the #Aleyards by way of Junction Craft Brewing Co. Last Spike Pale Ale is a recent release from their Hoppercar Series. The Hoppercar series is for hop lovers. All the beers in this series are heavily hopped and crafted to showcase both old world and new world hops. I picked up my bottle at the bottle shop.

The ‘Destructor’ building is the newest addition to the #Aleyards. It’s an old meat-packing plant that has been re-purposed into a craft brewery and event space. It’s really a sight to be seen (on one of our tours!). The brewery is located in an area called the Stockyards. The original brewery was located in the Junction. It’s not there anymore but it’s just a stone’s throw away now. Who’s counting, anyways?

Flavour Spike

Last Spike is a deep and clear golden colour. It’s got medium carbonation and a foamy white head. The aroma is a mild hop with a touch of lemon. The flavour is a touch of earthiness, pepper, and citrus. The malt takes a back seat to let the hops really shine. The finish is a forceful bitterness. It’s not over the top, but it’s not shy either.

I love pale ales. It’s a truly underrated style. The style is a bit more reserved so balancing bitterness, malt sweetness, and hop flavour is rather tricky. Last Spike is a great example of the style.

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