FROM THE ARCHIVE: Bystander APA by Innocente Brewing Co.

REVIEW: Bystander APA by Innocente Brewing Co.

Posted by thebrewhead on July 28, 2016August 22, 2016

If you’re heading to St. Jacobs, Ontario, you should know that there are two excellent Ontario Craft Breweries to hit up.   First, you have Block Three Brewing Co. right in St. Jacobs.   The other? Well, head down Highway 17 and get off Northfield Drive East. You really can’t miss it.

This is what I did last weekend with the ladies (meaning my Wife and Daughter) and I stopped at both places to pick up a few beer to have for that Game 2 of the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Anyways, enough about that.  Let’s talk about the beer that I picked up.

I picked up Bystander, an American Pale Ale that has been brewed with Australian Galaxy hops and German malts.

Out of the bottle pours a hazy yellow-orange colour with a white head that fairly laced the glassware.  The aroma is of grapefruit (as it would say on the label), citrus peels, tangerine/strawberries, and pine resin.   The taste is hop-forward with notes of tropical citrus.  What more can I say about this?  It’s a pleasant and yet bold with bitterness beer.  For 4.8%, it’s easily sessionable that would be wonderful for BBQing, Camping, or even on the beach, enjoying the sunshine.  For Bystander, it’s a modest 3.5 out of 5 pints and I will be back to pick up more on the next trip to St. Jacob’s Farmer Market.


APPEARANCE | Hazy yellow-orange colour with a white head that modestly laces the glassware.

SMELL |  Grapefruit, Citrus Peel, Tangerines, Strawberries, and Pine Resin.

TASTE |  Medium Bitterness, Grapefruit, Hops,  Tropical Citrus, Citrus Peel.

ABV | 4.8%

IBU | 50


SIZE | 500ml

PURCHASED | Purchased at Brewery (And I’ve seen on Untappd that this is popping up at LCBOs now…Awesome news!)

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