Friday, June 11, 2010

Review: Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale (Barrie, Ontario)

Although this beer company is taking its cues from a couple of renowned U.S. craft brewers, 'Hoptical Illusion' is a breath of fresh air in the growing craft beer market in Ontario.  This 'Almost Pale Ale' is crisp and hoppy, but well enough balanced so the hops do not over-power the beer (not that I mind when they do).  For those who care, it clocks in at about 5%, so it's not going to kick your ass.

Formerly the Robert Simpson Brewing Company, the re-branded Flying Monkeys are in a good market position to do some local damage.  I know my local LCBO has a good turnover rate of HI, so they are definitely gaining steam. 
Jrazy strongly recommends this beer!

Rating: B+ 

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