Their latest brew is no exception.
What more needs to be said?
Ransack the Universe Hemisphere IPA (6.8% ABV)Appearance: unfiltered, deep amber to orange, with a foamy, beige head that pours thick and clings to the side of the glass as it settles to a solid cap. Even as the beer goes down in the glass (and down my throat), a thin but solid cap remains.
Collective Arts Brewing, Ltd.
Nose: bitter hops, with orange rind and a touch of pine.
Palate: the bitterness continues, mixed with strong orange peel. The finish is long and bold, and screams IPA.
Overall impression: this is a classic strong IPA with big flavour. It's easy to drink if you're serious about your bitter ales, but you'll want to do so responsibly, given the 6.8% ABV. A friend of mine had two pints of Ransack on Saturday night and even though she's a seasoned beer drinker, she felt them.
Beer O'Clock rating: 3.5
It's getting to a point where I'm getting nervous about seeing another Collective Arts can on the LCBO shelves. I see the varied artwork, I remember the good experiences with the previous brews, and I worry as though I'm playing Russian roulette. Eventually, I'll find one that will disappoint me.
But not today. Hopefully, not ever.