20140420-080537.jpgPicaroons Traditional Ales is located in Fredericton, NB. Operating since 1995, its growing range of beers are brewed with traditional English roots, hand crafted in small batches.

From the brewery:
“An East Coast-style India Pale Ale that weaves hop bitterness and aroma throughout a blanket of malt backgroung. This beer may change from batch to batch as we explore the various interpretations of the style.”

And what did I think?

Golden orange in colour, and somewhat cloudy. With off white head and some lacing.

Hops, front and centre. Mainly citrus, with some flowery, earthy, and dank note. Slight malt. Caramel.


Lots northwest hops – citrus and dank. Leather. Not much malt. The hop bitterness is lasting on the palate.

Light to medium body. Good amount of carbonation.

With the brewery describing this as an “East Coast” IPA, its understandable that it may not be a hop bomb like is found on the West Coast, but still a very good IPA. Lots of hops with a solid backbone to support the hop lead. Quite drinkable even with the large amount of hops that lasts on the palate. Leaves you wanting more.

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