Craft Beer Advent Calendar: December 17th

Longslice Brewery – Hopsta La Vista

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 6.5% ABV
  • 69 IBUs
  • Style: IPA
  • Available: LCBO

Would you believe me if I said a beer could match the awesomeness of these picture?

longslice

Well, believe it! Those faces above are the creators of Longslice Brewery and its first offering, Hopsta La Vista IPA.

Finding this IPA isn’t easy if you live outside of Toronto. We took the drive in to find a can of it to try. We really should have bought more than that!

There is a malty aspect to this IPA, mixed with a really nice fruitiness. Not too much of either part – just very well balanced. And oh so smooth! Creamy too!

The bitterness you expect of many IPAs is subtle, but is most prominent at the finish. The citrus notes are great throughout, although the beer starts with darker fruit flavours (which is very nice!)

We really hope this is a beer that makes its way across Ontario soon. For both IPA lovers and sceptics, this is a beer that could easily become a regular. That’s no small feat for an IPA.

And seriously, look at those portraits and tell me you don’t want to taste their beer. Impossible.

Rating:

four

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