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Brewed by Twin Sails Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Port Moody, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vapor Wave is an experimental IPA brewed with acidified malt which adds a nice tart acidity and sea salt to give it a complex flavour profile that is both balanced and refreshing. It was then triple dry hopped with Citra, Lemon Drop and Motueka hops giving it a big citrusy hop punch that reminds you that that beer you’re crushing is actually an IPA.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, - MAY 20, 2017
Pours a ultra hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is like a punch to the face with a fist full of hops. Smells like a bag of pellets, really. Taste is lightly sweet and I can’t say I felt the acid malt except for a slight peachiness. Lightly salty. More pellets. Lightly bitter. Body is medium, carbonation moderately high and texture almost syrupy but I guess I should say oily. A fairly solid IPA that I feel could use a firmer tartness and slightly softer hop profile (on the aroma side I mean, taste-wise it could be more agressive but nothing bad) to be really world class.


3.6
nimbleprop (9048) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2018
16oz can pours a lightly hazy orange with some sudsy, sticky white head. Nose is nice, there's some salinity, like an oyster with some lemon over the top, more traditional perfume, lemon balm, light candy. Flavor is actually better, there's a bit of malt and candy, there's some salty note, orange, soap, herbs. Finishes mostly full bodied. At first I thought 6.7% was too much, but then I started to think the alcohol added a needed body.

3.8
Boutip (6669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2017
Can: Poured a pale yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with OK retention with some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with light tart notes with some subtle salty notes. Taste is a fantastic mix of light salty notes with some tart notes and floral citrusy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I wasn’t sure the mix of flavours would work great but it was actually a great mix with great balance.

3.7
patricks110 (2843) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2017
This is better! Big citrus fruits, lighter tropical fruit notes. Lemon and orange peel with an underlying grapefruit and pineapple note. Pours a hazy orange with a thick off white head. Nose is gorgeous; tons of beautiful citrus and tropical fruit hop notes. A slight bit of pine needle, tons of dried citrus peel notes. Juicy, light sweetness, medium body, bitterness is mild with an almost dry finish. overall this is good beer!

3.8
Gerbeer (4217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2017
On tap. Pours a cloudy gold with moderate head. Aromas of tropical fruit and candied lemons. Flavours follow same with additional peach and pithy lemon plus wheaty malts. Light bitter almost piney finish. Very nice.

3.8
djd07 (16465) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Can thanks to Ferris. Pours a cloudy orange with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is pine, grapefruit, lemon zest. Medium body, earth, pine, dank, nice bitterness, very good.

3.5
GRM (4275) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Can, 473 ml, date: 13/04/17, received from JonnyBeers - CANBIF April 2017 (thank you!), savoured on May 25 2017; eye: caramel with a milky hue, hazy, light effervescence, minuscule ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: hops, orange, malt, tangerine; mouth: hops, orange, malt, tangerine, slight salt, slight acidity, finale in hops-tangerine with light salty presence, medium body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, slightly fleshy texture; overall: interesting

FRANÇAIS
Canette, 473 ml, date : 13/04/17, reçu de JonnyBeers - CANBIF avril 2017 (thank you!), savourée le 25 mai 2017; œil : caramel, trouble, légère effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : houblon, orange, malt, tangerine; bouche : houblon, orange, malt, tangerine, très léger sel, très légère acidité, finale en houblon-tangerine avec légère présence salée, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture très légèrement charnue; en résumé : intéressante

3.8
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
Canette de 473 ml. Un corps presque laiteux et une tête mousseuse qui accompagne chaque gorgée. Le nez est fait de fruits tropicaux et de fruits du verger avec une pointe d’acidité, une bonne touche de sel et des arbres à aiguilles. Au goût, tout fonctionne bien: les agrumes et les pêches, le sel, la douceur maltée intime et la touche de conifère. En bouche, le corps est de moyenne densité avec un pétillement normal et une texture crémeuse, voire même juteuse. La finale est moyennement acidulée, fruitée, salée, houblonnée. Très bon! Très facile à boire. Savoureux. Parfaite proposition pour le jour de paie.

3.8
fiery1 (1818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2017
473ml can @ home. Pours a murky golden straw colour with a sizeable off-white head. Nose is sweet hops, resin, and hints of fruit. Flavour is quite fruity but has an interestingly salty finish. Medium bodied, with a only a slight bitter finish. Nice balance through and through... and nice touch for the addition of salt.

4
stantheman (1128) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2017
On tap at Darby’s Gastown in Vancouver. A cloudy pale yellow beer with moderate white head and a citrus nose. Big citrus notes and a bit of hop bitterness. A bit like crushing some hops into a glass of grapefruit and orange juice. Nice. 4


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