I’m taking another crack at Central City Brewing, this time it’s the ISA. I’ve actually tried pretty much their entire lineup, and nothing really got my attention. This brewery gets a ton of attention and love, which is far more than can be said for the rest of the city. Surrey has a bit of a… reputation. Probably all the junkies, dealers, gangbangers and prostitutes.
Why didn’t they have a Christmas play in Surrey?
The couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.
“Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of the mooooonth.
To get up, get up, get up so cash your checks and get up.” Bone Thugs N Harmony ‘1st of tha month’
This horribly ugly can pours a clear light amber, with minimum carbonation and small lacing. No head to speak of with a tiny collar, and very mild clouding. The aroma is a nice, powerful mix of grass and pine.
The tastes are grass, dough, saltines, and strong dank resin, with a distinct pine finish. It’s a very sharp taste and somewhat overpowering for a ‘session’ ale. Not particularly balanced at all, it weighs heavily in the hop end.
The mouthfeel is medium and crisp, and leaves a pine aftertaste on the tongue. Good amount of carbonation.
2.5/5 This is, again, not for my taste buds. I’ll not be revisiting Central City Brewing anytime soon. Not to mention, fuck Surrey.