Saturday, May 21, 2016

3 Magnets Brewing Little Juice IPA (Smoothie Edition)

Beer Name: Little Juice IPA (Smoothie Edition)
Brewery: 3 Magnets Brewing (Olympia, WA)
ABV: 6.5%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.23 for a 22 oz. bottle

Date Bottled: April 26, 2016
Date Purchased: May 14, 2016
Date Opened: May 15, 2016
When brewed? Limited-edition version of their Little Juice IPA. Part of their Flagship Series.
IBUs: 65

What's on the Bottle: "This thick, cloudy version of out Little Juice India Pale Ale starts with intense aromas of tropical fruit in the nose, followed by notes of dry citrus flavors that mingle with a touch of soft maltiness. Natural settling may occur, agitate softly before opening. In 1898, Sir Ebenezer Howard wrote the good Garden Cities of To-Morrow, in which he took aspects of Town living and Country living to create the concept of a utopian city that lives harmoniously with nature (Town-Country). Three Magnets Brewing celebrates his way of thinking, which is exemplified in the Pacific Northwest with our close connections to nature, commitment to sustainable living, abundance of quality meats and fresh seafood, and embracement of community supported agriculture."

Where distributed: As of May 2016, 3 Magnets Brewing ships just to the Pacific Northwest. I know they are at least found in Oregon and Washington. See if 3 Magnets ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy peach-colored into a pint glass. Off-white head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Awesome combinations of sweet tropical citrus. Getting orange, papaya, pineapple, and apricot. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Awesome tropical combination (i.e. orange, papaya, pineapple, and apricot), with controlled bitterness. Slightly dank and malty. Very juicy. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, perhaps slightly towards medium-full bodied, with good carbonation. Very juicy on the tongue and extremely refreshing. 4.75/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. I felt this brought more juiciness than their original Little Juice IPA, making it much more enjoyable in my book. This is a beer I would enjoy at any time, but especially during the warmer months. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.513/5

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