Juxtapose Wild IP
Four Winds Brewing Co. | Delta, BC | 6.5% ABV
Located right by the Fraser River, Four Winds Brewing Co. has earned quite a reputation for itself in short order, earning a number of awards, most notably Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards. Juxtapose Wild IPA, part of the brewery’s bottle conditioned, hop forward, Zephyrus Series, has been a constant award-winner since 2014. Appearance is a mild gold with solid head retention. The aroma packs a punch with tropical fruits up front backed with a slight hint of grapefruit. In the taste there’s mango, cantaloupe, orange peel, and grapefruit, but with a slight jab of brettanomyces yeast for character, moving into a light peach, mango, and pine affair, ending on a slightly bitter grain note. Delicious tropical notes and the lovely use of Brett playing a non-primary role make for a nicely balanced beer.