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Fernie Snowblind Belgian IPA

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Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Fernie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (1946) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Nicely balanced with Belgian candy sweetness in addition to the bitter hops. Enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1071) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Bomber. Clear medium copper, thinner fading off-white foam. Aroma is fruity, caramel yeasty. Bitter Belgian yeasty PNW hopped hybrid, sweeter caramel malts as it warms, verging on cloying yet oddly drinkable. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy at 5am during the Canada vs. Sweden gold medal hockey game. Hazy orange with an average white head that leaves lace early on. Sweet marmalade, a little peachy, with solid bitterness. A decent IPA, perhaps on the sweet side, but lacking any yeasty signature to truly peg this as Belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (519) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Ambrée sombre avec un col moyen beige. L’arôme a un peu du levure belge, mais c’est plutôt l’houblon. Le goût est d’abord un peu du caramel et levure belge, puis un goût d’agrumes du houblon. La finale est un peu sec et amer. Selon moi ce n’est pas un IPA ni une bière belge, mais un bon fusion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Masterkush7 (378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
650ml bottle pours a lighter amber color with a finger and a half of white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves some spotty but nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty with some mild citrus and earthy notes. Taste is a light citrus and earthy bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness finishing dry and yeasty. Definitely has some Belgian characteristics with the noticeable yeast presence. A pretty well done IPA that is worth tasting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Hazy dark orange with a slow building head. Light hop scent. Malt is a bit thick and sticky so the Belgian qualities do not come through as sharp as I would like. Comes across more as a moderately hopped DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Beautiful golden apricot pour, some white head that fades and leaves tinny little bubbles floating around my glass. Aroma - tropical fruit, citrus, pine smells like a nice IPA. Taste - nice hop presence, very bitter, some light Belgian triple notes, lemon and a dry finish. Not bad. But is it bad luck that I am drinking a BC beer whilst watching the Oil play the knuckle heads...well Bryz just stopped Higgins on a breakaway, that’s something I guess.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2382) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Golden brew with light haze. White head with messy lacing. Nose has a bit of earth, grains, yeast. Taste has light spices, grains, dough, herbal hops and grassy hops. Medium bitterness, aftertaste is spicy and with a pleasant herbal and grassy bitterness. Overall, pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
650ml bottle pours a lighter amber color with a finger and a half of white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves some spotty but nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty with some mild citrus and earthy notes. Taste is a light citrus and earthy bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness finishing dry and yeasty. Definitely has some Belgian characteristics with the noticeable yeast presence. A pretty well done IPA that is worth tasting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Poured out a clear amber beer with minuscule suspension and a small skiff that makes spots appear like some dirty lady. Having a hard time nailing down the aroma due to my choice of his De Koninck glass. Had to lid this sucker. Apricot, dirty lager, biscuit sort of, smells like red grape skin tastes, dunno what is going on here - not even remotely. The taste is borderline but I can drink it without complaining. Maybe that is due to the fact the this is the only beer here. Sour white wine taste (not really sour but I use my imagination to know this as well as know that some day soon I will gain the control over my body to the point where I can sprout leaves from my finger tips), lightly earthy, solid mean bitterness only there to punish, green, tropical stuff eluded me until now and there is a chunk of it. I’ve chosen to leave the sludge on the bottom of the bottle this time around. More tropical and I’m liking the wildly bitter slap so much more now. Lime and grass. I’m confused at whether I need to like this on a style point or not. Not a great beer but I’ve had a couple of Fernie brews in the last year that hints at better beer than the past. I bought this knowing that I was gambling with my money.


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